Check Ups & Well Child Exams

Well Child Care

The cornerstone of your child's health is "well child care."  This is a special time set aside for you to discuss your child's physical, emotional, social, and developmental health with your physician.  Our physicians will discuss your child's growth and development as well as age-specific related issues in regards to safety, behavior, nutrition, and immunizations.

The Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends well-child check-ups at 3-5 days of age, and then at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months of age, and each year starting at age 3. Our pediatricians see patients through age 19.

Regular health exams keep your children healthy and can prevent illness and disabilities. 

Age appropriate immunizations and labs are ordered at these visits based on the current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Some insurance carriers do not follow the current recommendations.  You will need to determine what your carrier covers before you receive ordered immunizations.

For more information on what to expect at each appointment, please visit AAP website at the link below.

Well child visits parent and patient education