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Child and Teen Checkups

These services are for members in the HealthPartners Care plan. All HealthPartners Care members who are younger than 21 can go to their clinics for Child and Teen Checkup exams. Your HealthPartners Care plan pays for these checkups. These checkups are important because health problems can be found and treated early. It’s also a great time for children and young adults to learn good lifelong health habits.

Child and Teen Checkups offer full preventive health care that may include:

  • A complete physical exam
  • Vision and hearing checks
  • Laboratory testing of blood and urine
  • Education and counseling on healthy lifestyles
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Blood lead screening
  • Nutrition check
  • Developmental check

Vision and hearing screenings

Hearing and vision screenings may not be available at your child’s school, but they are included in the Child and Teen Checkups. Be sure your child receives these tests, especially if they are not provided at school.

Blood lead test

Lead poisoning can affect your child’s growth, brain development and behavior. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to see early warning signs of lead poisoning.

The blood lead test is an important part of Child and Teen Checkups. All children should be tested at 12 and 24 months old, as well as children up to 6 years of age who have not already been tested.

Get your child ready for school

While you are at the doctor’s office, you can find out if your child has all the necessary shots for school. Doctors give tests based on the age, health status and medical history of your child. Check your child’s records. If you think a certain test should be given, ask your doctor. Vision and hearing screenings should be part of a child’s health exam.

These are the ages when your child should come in for Child and Teen Checkup visits:

  • Birth – 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months

and once a year until they’re 21.

How to enroll

Health Services

Transportation Services

  • RideCareSM (PMAP Only)
  • 952-883-7400
  • 888-288-1439

Medical Advice 24/7

  • CareLineSM service
  • 612-339-3663
  • 800-551-0859
  • 952-883-5474 (TTY)

Pregnancy or New Baby Care

  • BabyLine
  • 612-333-2229
  • 800-845-9297

External resources

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

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