Children and teens age 2 months to 21 years who are Dakota County residents and are uninsured are eligible for well child checkups and screening through Child Health Clinic.
Exams are available by appointment on Wednesdays in Apple Valley and West Saint Paul. A limited number of evening appointments are available. Interpreters are provided.
The cost is based on your income, assets and the number of people in your household. There can be no cost for services depending on qualifications. If you have insurance, call the member services number on your insurance card to help find a health care provider.
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Set up an appointment
Call 952-891-7526 to set up an appointment.
Benefits of well child exams
A screening can often detect health or developmental problems in your child. The earlier health problems are found, the more easily they can be treated and corrected. The nurse will check to see if your child needs any shots to meet the state immunization requirements. The exams meet requirements for child care, school and camp physicals, but does not meet requirements for school sports.
Visit ECHO Minnesota to watch short videos about well child checkups.
- Height and weight measurements
- Vision and hearing test (children older than age 3)
- Developmental testing (children younger than age 6)
- Fluoride dental varnish
- Immunizations (shots)
- Nutrition evaluation
- Physical exam
- Laboratory tests - lead screening, hemoglobin (iron)
When to schedule regular health exams
- At 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months
- At 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years
- Every two years after age 6