Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC)
The Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) program is Minnesota’s Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. It is federally required by [OBRA 89$ 1905 (r) Social Security Act] and administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).
The purpose of the program is:
• To identify potential health problems or handicapping conditions;
• To provide diagnosis and treatment of those health problems or conditions; and
• To encourage the development of good health habits.
Children from birth through age 20 who have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare insurance are eligible for C&TC benefits which provide for regular and periodic preventive health care visits with their regular doctor or medical provider.
C&TC benefits include a complete physical exam, immunizations, hearing and vision checks, lab tests, growth measurements, developmental screening, dental referral, and anticipatory guidance about physical and mental health needs.
Babies need to see their doctor for a C&TC at least five times during their first year. Children should have a C&TC annually between 2 to 6 years and then every other year through age 20. Help is available with scheduling appointments, finding transportation, or arranging for an interpreter. In St Louis County, the Public Health & Human Services is responsible for outreach and follow-up about the program.
Contact: Duluth 218-725-5210; Virginia 218-749-0600; Hibbing 218-262-6000; Ely 218-365-8220, or toll free 800-450-9777 or visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) website.