Checkups Are a Healthy Habit

When your child is sick, you take them to their health care provider. But it’s just as important for them to see a provider when they’re well.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 12 well-child screenings from birth through age 2½ and once a year from ages 3 through 20. Is it time for a checkup for your child or teen? We’ve put together a schedule for you below. Remember, TennCare Kids checkups are free until age 21.

We’re happy to schedule your child’s TennCare Kids appointments. Call or email Customer Service.

Baby & Toddlers

  • At Birth
  • 3-5 days old
  • By 1 month old
  • 2 months
  • 4 month
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months (1 year)
  • 15 months
  • 19 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months

Ages 3-20

  • Once a year

What’s included in a TennCare Kids checkup?

  • Health History
  • Complete unclothed physical exam
  • Lab tests (as needed)
  • Vaccinations (as needed)
  • Vision/Hearing screening
  • Developmental/Behavioral screening (as needed)
  • Advice on how to keep your child healthy

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