Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program
Information for Coordinators
Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) is the name for Minnesota's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. C&TC is a comprehensive child health program provided to children and teens from newborn through age 20 who are enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare.
The purpose of the C&TC Program is:
NOTE: Most documents are in PDF format.
The following English brochures are also available in Lus Hmoob (Hmong), (Russian), Soomaali (Somali), Español (Spanish) and (Vietnamese). To view or print a translated version, go to DHS eDocs and enter the DHS form number in the “Search” box. Click the box next to the language that you need. Click the “Search” button.
MHCP Provider Manual, updates and other information
C&TC providers will find many resources in the MHCP provider website including: Enrolled C&TC provider information page, provider training opportunities, e-mail lists and topic-specific updates. Key C&TC provider updates are listed below.
C&TC Coordinator Handbook
C&TC EPSDT Schedule of Age-Related Screening Standards
This document is Minnesota’s age-related screening standards schedule.
This document is Minnesota’s age-related dental standards schedule.
C&TC FACT Sheets
The Minnesota Department of Health’s C&TC Screening Component FACT Sheets include current recommendations and literature sites that support the standards.
C&TC Documentation Forms for Providers and Clinics
These age-specific templates include all appropriate C&TC screening components. There is a template for each of the recommended 20 visits between ages 1-2 weeks through 20 years.
The C&TC documentation forms for all ages are in the process of being updated. Meanwhile, refer to the C&TC Schedule of Age Related Screening Standards for visit requirements and recommendations, and to the C&TC Fact Sheets on each component for documentation requirements.
C&TC Screening Checklists for Parents
These checklists provide age-specific screening components to help parents know what to expect at their child’s C&TC screening visits. There is a checklist for each of the recommended 20 visits between ages 1-2 weeks through 20 years (DHS-4311 A – T).
Materials and ordering information
C&TC Coordinators List
This document lists the C&TC county and tribe coordinators.
CMS-416 C&TC Program health screening participation rates for children enrolled in MA or MinnesotaCare. The reports are broken down by state and county/tribe.
C&TC Outreach and Follow-up Activities Performance Reports
The performance measures in these reports were designed to monitor the administrative outreach and follow-up activities performed by community health boards (CHBs). Beginning in 2003, C&TC Administrative Services contracts include performance measures.
Lead poisoning in children
This report presents data on blood lead testing in Minnesota children from 1999 through 2003.
C&TC training information
At each C&TC screening, a provider must complete the components identified on the periodicity schedule for the service to be reimbursed as a complete C&TC screening. The schedule includes federally required components for the EPSDT program and some guidelines from professional organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Futures.
CATCH 3 (C3) user manual
CATCH 3 (C3) is a software system used by C&TC Coordinators and outreach staff to track enrolled children and document outreach and follow-up activities to those families and children. This user manual provides a step-by-step guide to using the software: CATCH3 User Manual (DHS-5071) (PDF)
These letters are sent by county and tribal outreach workers to families who are eligible for MA or MinnesotaCare. They introduce, remind and re-notify families of the C&TC benefits and inform them when the next C&TC screening is due.
• C&TC C3 introduction letter (DHS-4608) (PDF)• C&TC C3 re-notification letter (DHS-4608A) (PDF)• C&TC C3 reminder letter (DHS-4608B) (PDF)• C&TC C3 reminder letter for parents under 21 (DHS-4608C) (PDF)
Other Related Links
Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Education