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  can help parents locate medical and dental clinics, send reminder letters when it is time for their child's next Checkup, and answer any questions about the program.
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
boy listening to female doctor's heartbeat
When Should Child and Teen Checkups be done? 
  • Between Birth and 1 month
  • 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months
  • 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years
  • Every two years after age 6
  • As needed for Head Start, WIC, daycare, school, sports or camp physicals.

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:
  • 6 months after first tooth erupts, or no later than age 1.
  • Every 6 months, or more often if your dentist recommends.
girl with dental cleaning tools in mouth