Well Child Visits

To keep your children healthy, it is important to bring them in for regular checkups. We recommend that you call 1-2 months in advance so you may choose the date that best fits your needs.

Well child visits are scheduled allowing sufficient time to discuss interval health, behavior and developmental issues. A few examples of issues commonly dealt with in the early years are topics such as diet, safety, toilet training, sleeping problems, and discipline. We believe these issues are important enough to warrant a reasonable time for discussion, time which is often not available when questions in these areas are "added in" at the end of an illness visit.

When possible we encourage both parents to attend these well child exams. Such discussions can be very helpful to you as parents in providing a safe, loving and interesting environment for your child. We also administer their immunizations at these visits, according to the schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and required by state law before entering school.

Our typical schedule of regular well child visits and immunizations is as follows, with some variations according to each physician:

  • Prenatal
  • Examination after birth (in the hospital) (Hep B)
  • Examination 2-3 days after discharge
  • 2 weeks
  • 1 month
  • 2 months (DTaP, HIB, Polio, Pneumococcal, Hep B, Rotavirus)
  • 4 months (DTaP, HIB, Polio, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus)
  • 6 months (DTaP, HIB, Pneumococcal, Hep B, Rotavirus)
  • 9 months
  • 12 months (Chicken Pox, MMR, Pneumococcal, Anemia Screen)
  • 15-16 months (DTaP, HIB, Hep A)
  • 18-20 months
  • 2 years (Hep A)
  • 30 Month
  • 3 years
  • 4 years (Chicken Pox, MMR)
  • 5 years (DTaP, Polio, Urinalysis)
  • 6 years and annually through adolescence