TENNder Care is the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program designed for the care of children from birth to young adulthood. Through the TENNder Care Program, children on TennCare from birth until the age of 21 are able to receive the health care they need. The goal of the program is to increase the number of children in Tennessee who receive preventative health screenings.
Participants in the TENNder Care program receive free check ups by health care providers, dental check ups and services, medical treatment, and behavioral health services. Free check-ups are recommended at regular intervals and include a health history, complete physical exam, lab tests (as appropriate), immunizations, vision/hearing screenings, developmental/behavioral screenings, and advice on how to keep your children healthy.
EPSDT Outreach Coordinators at the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) promote the TENNder Care Program by encouraging primary care physicians to participate and providing an educational system to teach the public about TENNder Care. Educational Programs are provided to area hospitals, the Knox County School System, local churches, Head Start programs, community service organizations, area housing projects, and WIC programs.
How do you schedule a TENNder Care visit?
Call your doctor, TennCare health plan, or local health department to schedule an appointment. To learn more, call the TennCare Information Line at 1-800-669-1851.
When should children get a FREE check-up?
|At Birth||7 Years|
|3-5 Days||8 Years|
|1 Month||9 Years|
|2 Months||10 Years|
|4 Months||11 Years|
|6 Months||12 Years|
|9 Months||13 Years|
|12 Months||14 Years|
|15 Months||15 Years|
|18 Months||16 Years|
|24 Months||17 Years|
|30 Months||18 Years|
|3 Years||19 Years|
|4 Years||20 Years|
When should teenagers get a FREE checkup?
Teenagers between 13 and 20 should receive an annual checkup.
Where do you go for more information on TENNder Care?
EPSDT Outreach Coordinators at the Knox County Health Department are happy to provide you information about TENNder Care. EPSDT Outreach Coordinators can be reached at 215-5173.