Child & Teen Checkups


 What is Child and Teen Checkups?

Child and Teen Checkups are well child health visits. Regular checkups give families and health care providers an opportunity to monitor children's growth and development, screen for and identify potential concerns, and treat them to prevent bigger problems later on. The screening components are:
  • Vision and hearing check
  • Laboratory tests, including lead, blood and urine as needed
  • Immunizations if needed
  • A complete head to toe physical assessment
  • Health education and counseling about healthy lifestyles
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Developmental assessment


Wilkin County provides outreach to families about Child and Teen Checkups and well-child visits. You will need to contact your provider to schedule an appointment.

 How often should my child be checked?

Child & Teen Checkups | Polk County, MN

 Minnesota Department of Health

The Minnesota Department of Health provides health consultation and technical assistance to C&TC providers, C&TC Coordinators, and the Department of Human Services. This includes clinical recommendations about best practices in well child care and training about the required screening components for providers, local public health, Head Start programs and others who provide screening for children.


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 Pediatric immunization gaps due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Childhood and adolescent vaccination rates have decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care and public health partners play an important role in catching children up on vaccines they need. This is important to prevent future outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.

 What is the cost of the screening?

The cost of the screening is determined by a sliding fee schedule based on family size and income. Minnesota Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare pay for the screening.

 Who is eligible for the screening?

Any child or young adult, birth to 21 years of age.