Well Child Care

Seeing children and parents at regular intervals is important in maintaining your child’s health.  Evaluating growth and development, discussing safety, nutrition, behavior and answering age related questions are the functions of well child/adolescent visits.  We encourage the following schedule of visits; (the ages mentioned are approximate):

  • Hospital Newborn Exam
  • Within 2-3 days of discharge
  • 2-4 weeks of age
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • Yearly visits ages 2-6 years
  • After age 6, yearly or alternate years.

During some of these visits, immunizations will be given and routine laboratory tests may be done.

Vision and hearing tests are also given regularly.  We encourage advance scheduling of well childcare.  For infants, please schedule your next check up at the end of your visit.  Otherwise, we suggest you call 6-8 weeks ahead of the time you wish to be seen.