Helping your children stay healthy can start with one easy step – regular visits with their health care provider. Our health plan includes TennCare Kids, a program that provides free checkups until age 21. Checkups are available from your child’s primary care provider (PCP) or at your local health department.
TennCare Kids also pays for all medically necessary care and medicine to treat problems found at the checkup. This includes medical, dental, speech, hearing, vision and behavioral (mental health, alcohol or drug abuse problems).
Want more details about TennCare Kids? You’ll find it here.
Is it time for your child’s checkup? See our schedule for answers.
Sometimes other health care providers or a teachers notice a change in your child’s health or behavior. They can refer your child for a screening or checkup even if it’s not time for an annual well-child exam.
Your child’s benefits also cover rides to well-child exams and follow-up care. You’ll find all of the details and how to schedule in Get A Ride.
You may need to travel away from your local area to get the care your child needs. You may need help getting there, paying for meals, a place to stay or even someone to go with your child. We’re ready to help, so give us a call in Customer Service.
You’ll need to use the primary care provider (PCP) listed on your child’s Member ID card. If you want to change providers, give us a call at the Customer Service number on the back of the card.