Child & Teen Checkup (C&TC)

About the Program


Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) is Minnesota’s name for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT). C&TC 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. C&TC includes:
  • Complete physical exam
  • Immunizations
  • Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Lab tests, as needed
  • Information about your child’s growth and development
  • Oral health exam and referral to dentist

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 1 year (or when the first tooth erupts)

Importance of Checkups


You should visit your doctor or clinic for a checkup. Children enrolled in a health plan must get their C&TC services from providers in their health plan. Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare pay for C&TC 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
  • 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, RN, 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.
  • UCARE
    Ph: 1-877-903-0070 toll free

  • BluePlus
    Ph: 1-800-711-9862 toll free