Child & Teen Checkups
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
A Child and Teen Checkup includes the following components which are completed at the appropriate age with standardized, developmental screening tools:
*height and weight
*vision and hearing
*growth, development and social emotional health
*physical exam including blood pressure starting at 3 years
*lab tests like hemoglobin and lead testing
*oral health assessment and fluoride varnish application through 5 years
*vaccinations and immunizations review
*health education –information and teaching about good physical health and nutrition;
information about thoughts, feelings, and relationships with others
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 ½, 3, 4, 5, and 6 years of age
*annually after age 6, through age 20 years
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, dentist, or other health specialists as needed can help parents get the best possible outcomes for their children. That is the ultimate goal.
For more information about Child and Teen Checkups you can call Renville County Public Health at #320-523-2570, or call your clinic for an appointment.