Babies, children and teens through age 20 can get free
checkups with their MediPlan or All Kids Card. With a Healthy Kids checkup your doctor checks that your baby, child or teenager is healthy and will stay that way.
Why Should I Take My Child for a Healthy Kids Checkup?
With regular checkups, you can be sure your child's immunizations are up-to-date. Your doctor will find and treat problems before they become serious or life threatening to your child. A Healthy Kids checkup meets the requirements for Head Start, school, camp, daycare, sports programs and WIC. Your doctor can also answer your questions about the health of your baby, child or teen. With a Healthy Kids checkup, your child will get the medical care that he or she deserves.
Don't Forget Their Teeth!
Healthy kids also need healthy teeth. Children need regular dental care starting at age 2 or sooner, if necessary. If you need help to find a dentist, call toll-free: 1-888-286-2447 or (TTY) 1-800-466-7566.
Every Healthy Kids Checkup Includes:
- A head-to-toe exam.
- Checks of growth and development.
- Immunizations (shots).
- Health education and guidance.
- Checks of eyesight, hearing and teeth.
- Other lab tests, such as screening for lead in your child's blood.
- Answers to your health questions.
- Advice about healthy eating.
- Checks of emotions and behavior.
- Referrals to doctors, dentists and other special services if needed.
My child was sick and I took him to see the doctor. Does this count as a Healthy Kids checkup?
No. A visit to your doctor with a sick child is not the same as a Healthy Kids checkup. The doctor may not do a complete exam or screen for other problems when your child is sick.
My child looks healthy. Do I really need to take her to the doctor for a checkup?
Yes. She may have problems that you cannot see. Only your doctor can find problems like lead poisoning, hearing loss or slow growth or development. Your doctor must check your child regularly, even if he or she looks healthy.
Healthy Kids Checkups are Recommended at These Ages:
For Babies and Toddlers
- Birth - 2 weeks
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
Before age one, get your child screened for lead poisoning.
For Young Children
- 3 - 4 years
- 4 - 5 years
- 5 - 6 years
For Older Children and Teens
- 6 - 8 years
- 8 - 10 years
- 10 - 12 years
- 12 - 14 years
- 14 - 16 years
- 16 - 18 years
For Young Adults
You can get help to pay for transportation to your doctor or dentist. Call 1-888-725-0569 to find a transportation provider.
If you have any questions about this free service or need help to find a doctor, call toll-free at 1-866-All-Kids. If you use a TTY, call 1-877-204-1012.