Section 3 - Medical care
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When Should Texas Health Steps Medical Checkups be Done?


  • Initial medical checkups are due within 30 days after the child enters DFPS custody and annually around the child's birthday.
  • Checkups are required more often for children under age three:
    • Newborn, 3-5 days, 2 weeks
    • 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months
    • 2 and 2 ½ years