Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) are complete head-to-toe health and development checkups. They are at no cost to any person under 21 years old who is insured by PrimeWest, Medical Assistance or another publicly funded health plan, like Medica or Blue Plus. Regular C&TC health exams help infants, children and adolescents be the healthiest they can be. Your health care provider can help you understand and address physical, mental or emotional health issues before they become serious.

What’s included in Child and Teen Checkups?

  • Information about good physical and mental health
  • Time to ask questions and get answers about your child’s health, behavior and development.
  • Complete head-to-toe physicals
  • Shots
  • Hearing check
  • Vision check
  • Age appropriate lab tests (such as lead or Hemoglobin)
  • Development and growth checks
  • Oral check and referral to the dentist

How often should children get child and Teen Checkups?

  • Between birth and one month
  • At ages 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months
  • Annually between the ages of 3 and 21
  • More often if needed

If you would like more information about Child and Teen Checkups, Head Start and Early Childhood Screenings, please call Horizon Public Health at 800.450.4177.

Where can I get Child and Teen Checkups for my children?

Rainbow Rider 1.800.450.7770

Please click the following links to find a provider near you:

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Dentists: Click here for Resource List                   Why See a Dentist Age One

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Eye Doctors: Click here for Resource List

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This video comes from the West Central Early Childhood Dental Network.  Its message illustrates how difficult it is for families with Medical Assistance Insurance to find dental care for their children.  While progress is being made through mobile outreach clinics like Apple Tree and  Caring Hands the need is ever growing.  Progressive legislation could help families access dental care and encourage Minnesota dentists to provide that access.  Thank you for watching and educating yourself about this issue.  Dental Access Video