Well visits are an essential part of ensuring a child’s overall health and well-being. They allow proper assessment of a child’s growth and development, as well as provide a current immunization status. Furthermore, they provide a time to discuss important questions and concerns you may have, and help prepare you for the developmental stages to follow as well as prepare you for routine and common illnesses.
Scheduling physical exam appointments in advance will allow you to choose an appointment time which is most convenient for you. As an office policy, we do not schedule two physical exam appointments for the same family in the same day. We recognize this is a mild inconvenience, but please understand it allows us to fully focus on each child and their respective health issues. As a courtesy, our office will confirm all exam appointments 24 hours in advance.
Regular well child exams are routinely scheduled at 2 days, then at 1, 2,3,4,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,30 and 36 months. Thereafter, exams are scheduled yearly. Well child exams at 21 and 30 months may not be covered by your insurance company, however we perform them routinely as they provide an essential and continuous assessment of the child’s overall development and well-being.