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Women's health

Checking in to keep your child healthy

Well-child visits are important screenings conducted at key milestones in your child's life. These check-ins help us ensure your child is developing normally, giving you crucial peace of mind.

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Every child’s development is unique

Your child’s regular check-ups will start just after your baby is born. We follow guidance from The American Academy of Pediatrics with a schedule of visits, screenings and immunizations to ensure your child stays healthy.

The purpose of these well-child visits is to focus on developmental milestones. These include, physical exams, any relevant screenings for your child’s age, immunizations, and general advice for now and the future.

What happens during a well-child visit?

Each visit will include:

  • Age appropriate screening questions (relating to lead exposure, tuberculosis risk, and fluoride)
  • A full physical examination
  • Developmental screening
  • Immunizations, as needed
  • Growth and development measurements
  • Health and safety discussions
  • Nutrition and physical fitness discussions
  • Guidance and answering your questions

Your child's check-up schedule

Your child's first visit is typically at two weeks old with regular check-ups and immunizations during their first year. See below for the recommended well-child check-up schedule:

  • Within 1-2 days after leaving the hospital at birth
  • 2 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • Annually between the ages of 3 and 18 years

Are well-child visits covered by my insurance?

Well-child and preventive visits are now covered by almost all insurance plans as part of the Affordable Care Act. So don’t wait, talk to your pediatrician today.

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Vaccinations for children

We follow guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics for our childhood vaccination schedule.

See the schedule