Child & Teen Checkup (CTC)

About the Program
Child and Teen Checkups (CTC) is Minnesota’s name for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT). CTC are for children and teens, birth to 21 years of age, enrolled in Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare. The purpose of checkups is to identify and treat health problems early. CTC includes:
  • Information about good physical and mental health
  • Complete physical exam
  • Shots, if needed
  • Hearing and vision checks
  • Lab tests
  • Questions and answers about your child’s growth and development
  • Dental checkup
  • Discuss nutrition and answer any questions
  • Identify and treat health problems early
Health Exam
A child should get a checkup at the following times:
  • Between birth and 1 month
  • At 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months
  • At 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years
  • Every 2 years after 6 years of age
Dental Exams
A child should get dental checkups at the following times:
Every 6 months, starting at 3 years (or earlier if there are problems)

Importance of Checkups
You should visit your doctor or clinic for a checkup. Children enrolled in a health plan must get their CTC services from providers in their health plan. Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare pay for CTC services. Checkups are important because:
  • Regular health checks keep children healthy by finding and treating problems early
  • Children can be tested for exposure to lead or tuberculosis and other diseases
  • Parents and children can get information about healthy lifestyles
  • Children and teens can get regular checkups at the dentist
For More Information
Need help to find a doctor or dentist? Make an appointment? Find transportation? Find an interpreter? Contact Linda Kraus-Waggie, PHN, at the Nicollet County Public Health office. You may call Linda at 507-934-7229 or contact her by email.

Health Plan Member Services
You may also call your health plan member services number for direct assistance from your provider.
Transportation Services
For transportation under MinnesotaCare, call MinnesotaCare toll free at 800-657-3672.