Child & Teen Checkups

Doctor visits aren’t just for sick kids.  Visiting a child’s doctor for preventive care is important to help find and treat health problems early.
A Child and Teen Checkup is a comprehensive preventive check 
that is a benefit to children under the age of 21, enrolled in Medical Assistance.  They are completely free of charge and can be completed by your child’s regular doctor.

 As part of the Child and Teen Checkups program, Scott County Public Health staff send checkup reminder letters to parents, help parents locate medical and dental clinics, and answer any questions about the program.
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Local Health Providers

Scott County Community Health Resource Guide provides a list of local health providers that accept Medical Assistance and offer sliding fees.

When Should Child and Teen Checkups be done?

  • Between Birth and 1 month
  • 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months
  • Every year from age 3 through 20.
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What's Included in Child & Teen Checkups?
  • A complete physical exam, including height and weight
  • A review of your child's development
  • Hearing and vision checks
  • Information on good health and nutrition
  • Lab tests, including lead tests for toddlers
  • Immunizations
  • Referrals to other health professionals when appropriate

Health Plan Vouchers

Each of the Medical Assistance health plans offer different rewards to families for preventative care.  Use the link for your health plan for more information.

Blue Plus

Dental Care

Dental exams are also part of the Child and Teen Checkups program.  Dental exams are done in offices that accept your Medical Assistance health plan.  

Children should be seen by a dentist at the following ages:

  • After the first tooth erupts, but no later than age 1.
  • Every 6 months after your first visit.
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