Well Child Visits

Well-Child care is a critical component of pediatrics.  Far more than simply providing up-to-date immunization records and physical forms for schools, sports and other activities, appropriately scheduled well-child visits allow us to monitor the growth and development of patients of all ages.  Just as growth doesn’t stop after infancy, the need for these visits continues!

Well-child visits are more comprehensive than problem-oriented visits for illness.  They require more evaluation and attention both from the provider and the nursing staff.  To be certain we are able to care for acutely ill children, we limit the number of well-child visits in any day.  Therefore, it is best to plan ahead and book your child’s well visits ahead of time.  Making your appointment for your next visit prior to leaving the office is a good idea!

Beginning February 1st, 2013 no-shows will be charged a $50 fee.

Below is a typical schedule for well-child visits:

  • 1st week of life
  • 2 weeks (if necessary)
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • Annually thereafter