HFS 1123 Healthy Kids Checkups
Babies, children and teens through age 20 can get
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:
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
Before age one, get your child screened for lead poisoning.
For Young Children
For Older Children and Teens
For Young Adults
19 and 20 Years
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.