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The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program designed for the care of your child from birth to young adult.





Tennessee has made a commitment to promoting good health in children from birth until age 21.
It's called the TENNderCare program.

TENNderCare is a full program of check ups and health care services for children who have TennCare. These services make sure babies, children, teens and young adults receive the health care they need. Good health begins at birth, so it’s important to Check In, Check Up and Check Back.

Contact us for information on partnering with the TENNderCare Outreach program.

Check In!

What does TENNderCare provide?

  • Free medical checkups
  • Free dental checkups
  • Free behavioral health services

Call your doctor or TennCare health plan today to schedule an appointment.

If you do not have a dentist, call TennDent at 1-877-418-6886.

Check Up!

What will happen at the check up?

  • Health History
  • Complete Physical Exam
  • Lab Tests (as needed)
  • Immunizations
  • Vision/Hearing Screening
  • Developmental/Behavioral Screening (as needed)
  • Advice on how to keep your child healthy

Check Back!

Check Back for:

  • A follow up appointment (if needed)
  • Your next scheduled visit
  • Any new health problems that come up
  • Dental checkups every six months