Child & Teen Checkups

Free Checkups -At the Doctor, Dentist or Eye Doctor

Crow Wing County’s Child and Teen Checkups program offers free (yes, FREE!) medical, dental and vision checkups to Crow Wing County residents who are age 20 or younger and enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare. Contact a participating provider to set up an appointment today!

Healthy and I Know It: A message from Crow Wing County Kids

What’s included in a free Child and Teen Checkup?

Child and Teen Checkups include:
  • Checks on growth and development
  • Complete physical exam
    • Dental check and referral as needed
    • Hearing check
    • Lab tests
    • Shots
    • Vision check
  • Information about good physical health
  • Information about thoughts, feelings and relationships with others
  • Time to ask questions and get answers about your child's health and development

When to get a Checkup?

Your child should get a checkup
  • Between birth and 1 month
  • At 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months
  • At 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 years
  • Every 2 years after age 6

Participating Providers

Contact any participating Crow Wing county provider and ask to set up a Child and Teen Checkup today!

Medical Providers

Urgent Care
Baxter Essentia Health
(218) 828-2880
Urgent Care
  Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Brainerd Essentia Health
(218) 828-2880
Crosby Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Crosslake Essentia Health
(218) 692-1010
Emily Essentia Health
(218) 763-4800
Garrison Mille Lacs Family Clinic
(320) 692-5599
  Riverwood Healthcare Clinic
(320) 525-3400
Pequot Lakes Essentia Health
(218) 568-4416
Pierz Essentia Health
(320) 468-2587
Pillager Essentia Health
(218) 746-4527
(218) 746-4550
Pine River Essentia Health
(218) 587-4416

Dental Providers

Additional Information
6980 Fairview Rd. Suite 100
(218) 454-7777
MNCare & General Medical Assistance for
established patients only
Call to determine community days when
all health plans will be accepted
  K.O.A.L.A. Dental Care
15860 Audubon Way
(218) 829-3571
Only children 10 years and younger
Must have a referral from a medical
provider or other dentist
  Center Minnesota Pediatric Dentists
13046 Falcon Drive
(888) 733-3368
Call for availability
The child must first be seen at the clinic in
St. Cloud before becoming established
as a patient
Brainerd Central Lakes College
Student Dental Program
501 West College Drive
(218) 855-8106
Preventative Care only
(Cleaning, x-rays)
Clinic is only open January - April
  Central Lakes 
Community Dental Clinic
501 West College Drive
(218) 855-8272
Waiting list approximately:
3 months out
Deerwood Northland Smiles
Ne-la Shing Dental Clinic
43500 Migizi Dr
(320) 532-4163
Child must be a member of a federally recognized tribe

Vision Providers

Additional Information
(218) 927-3213 Aitkin
Accepts all health plans

Baxter Associates in Eyecare
(218) 829-1789
Accepts all health plans

  Great River Eye Clinic
(218) 825-1976
Accepts all health plans
  Lakes Area Eyecare
(218) 829-2929
Accepts all health plans
  Midwest Family Eye Center
(218) 828-9545
Accepts all health plans
  Pearl Vision
(218) 828-4024
Accepts only Blue Plus or General Medical Assistance
  Walmart Vision Center
(218) 829-3848
Accepts only Blue Plus
Does not provide any glasses
Brainerd Brainerd Eyecare Center
(218) 829-0946
Accepts all health plans
  Great Northern Opticians
2020 S. 6th St
(218) 829-1335
Accepts only Blue Plus or General Medical Assistance 
  Northern Eye Center
2020 S. 6th St
(218) 829-2020
Accepts only Blue Plus or General Medical Assistance
Crosby Great River Eye Clinic
(218) 546-5108
Accepts all health plans

Crosslake Crosslake Eye Care
35280 County Road 3
(218) 692-4700
Accepts all health plans
Nisswa Associates in Eyecare
(218) 963-2020
Accepts all health plans
Pequot Lakes Pequot Eye Center
(218) 568-5555
Accepts all health plans
Pine River Associates in Eyecare
(218) 587-2020
Accepts all health plans
Staples Staples Eye Clinic
(218) 894-1331
Accepts all health plans
(218) 894-5480
Accepts all health plans