Child & Teen Checkup


C&TC is a benefit for children in Minnesota who are eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid). C&TC provides for a regular schedule of well-child checks 0-20 years of age that help children and youth stay healthy. These well-child checks look at your child’s growth, development and overall health. These "checkups" are meant to keep your child healthy by finding any health concerns or problems early. Finding health concerns early prevents them from becoming bigger problems later. Keeping your child healthy means they are more likely to grow into healthy adults.

Listen to this Inclusion Matters podcast to learn about the importance of health screening "well child checks" for young children.

MDH Child and Teen Checkup
  1. Dental
  2. Medical
  3. Vision

Sherburne Dental Resources

C&TC Appointments with your healthcare provider include:

  • Head-to-toe exam with immunizations and lab tests (as needed)
  • Checks on development and growth and hearing and vision checks
  • Information about good physical and mental health
  • Time to ask questions and get answers about your child's health, behavior, and development and to talk about the child's learning, feelings, relationships, parenting and caregiver well-being
  • Application of Fluoride Varnish to keep the teeth healthy
  • Referral to the dentist or other providers (as needed)
    • Early dental checkups help keep teeth healthy, and ensure your child doesn't develop cavities or other tooth problems that require treatment
    • Visits to the dentist should begin as soon as a baby gets their first tooth, or no later than 12 months old and regular dental visits should continue every six months, or more often if your dentist recommends
  • Your doctor or clinic
    • Children enrolled in a health plan must get their checkups from providers in that health plan network

You can get help finding a doctor or dentist, making an appointment, finding transportation and arranging for an interpreter if needed.

PMAP Incentives for your C & TC Visits:

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Additional Information

For additional information about Child and Teen Checkups, connecting to community resources (i.e.: WIC Nutrition Program, Head Start) or assistance in locating a C&TC Medical Provider or Dentist in your area, please call Sherburne County Health and Human Services / Public Health Division at 763-765-4000 and request to speak with either the C&TC Coordinator or a C&TC Outreach staff person. The Minnesota Department of Health has more information for families on Child and Teen Checkups.