Section 3 - Medical care
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
Reminder: The child must receive a timely Texas Health Steps Checkup by a Texas Health Steps provider. Sick visits and follow-ups do not count!