Well child visits are intended to monitor the growth, health, and development of your child, and to provide the opportunity to discuss age related issues. We encourage you to bring all of your questions to these visits. Remember there is no such thing as a silly question. We strive to fully address your individual areas of concern. At these visits we will also discuss and give appropriate immunizations. For specific immunizations at each age, please see the immunization schedule.
Newborn to Two Years
In the first two years of life the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends well visits at 2 weeks, and at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 30 months. There are typically many immunizations given between two and eighteen months. This is because young children are more susceptible to severe diseases which can be prevented.
Three to Five Years
From two to five years of age there will be far fewer immunizations in this period than in the first two years. Behavioral issues are a frequent topic of discussion.
Five to Twelve Years
These visits deal with a wide variety of issues including school, clearance for sports and other activities, and addressing the overall well being of your child.
Thirteen and Older
Adolescence is a time of rapid change and development. Our providers are willing to discuss anything with teens and young adults. Our Parent or Caregiver Handout and the Teen Patient Handout give more details on what you can expect.