Renville County Public Health provides outreach for the preventative healthcare program Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC). Child and Teen Checkups includes well-child medical exams and dental care, at no cost to eligible children and teens. These checkups include specific screening components to improve the health of children and teens, and limit long-term outcomes of undetected health problems.
Children and teens, birth up to 21 years of age
Enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA), PrimeWest, or MinnesotaCare
Where are Child and Teen Checkups offered? A Child and Teen Checkup exam can be provided by your regular healthcare provider.
What does a Child and Teen Checkup exam include?
Complete physical exam
Growth and development screening
Hearing and vision checks
Lab tests, including hemoglobin and lead testing
Vaccinations and immunizations review
Information and teaching about good physical health and nutrition
Information about thoughts, feelings, and relationships with others
Referral to the dentist
Referrals to other health specialists, as needed
Form completion for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Head Start, school, sports, or child care
When should Child and Teen Checkups exams be scheduled?
Between birth and 1 month of age
At 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months of age
At 2, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 years of age
Annually after age 6, through age 20
Child and Teen Checkups can be used for medical checkups required for Head Start, WIC, school, sports, summer camps, or child care. Health care providers can be great resources during the parenting process. Child and Teen Checkups is a great way for providers to thoroughly determine if children 0 to 21 are growing and developing properly. Referrals from the provider to other professionals like an audiologist, special education teacher, or dentist can help parents get the best possible outcomes for their children. That is the ultimate goal of the C&TC program.
Public Health can also help families find local medical clinics and local dental clinics, and assist to make Child and Teen Checkups appointments and dental appointments.