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The Benefits of Well-Child Visits:

Prevention. Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also can ask your pediatrician about nutrition and safety in the home and at school.

Tracking growth and development. See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit, and talk with your doctor about your child's development. You can discuss your child's milestones, social behaviors and learning.

Raising concerns. Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child's pediatrician such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top three to five questions or concerns with you to talk with your pediatrician at the start of the visit.

Team approach. Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among pediatrician, parent and child. The AAP recommends well-child visits as a way for pediatricians and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental and social health of a child.

What To Expect During Well Child Visits

AGES                             VACCINES                                             SCREENING TESTS/ PROCEDURES

2-3 Days                                                                                                         1st Newborn Check

2 Weeks                                                                                                         Post Partum Depression Screen, 2nd Newborn Screen

2 Months              Vaxelis (1), PCV 13(3) , Rotavirus                               Post Partum Depression Screen

4 Months              Vaxelis, PCV 13, Rotavirus                                          Post Partum Depression Screen        

6 Months              Vaxelis, PCV 13, Rotavirus                                          Post Partum Depression Screen

9 Months                                                                                                       Ages & Stages Questionnaire

12 Months            MMR (4), Varicella, PCV 13                                          Anemia and Lead Screen

15 Months            Dtap(5), Hib, Hep A

18 Months                                                                                                      Ages & Stages Questionnaire, Autism Screen

24 Months           Hep A                                                                               Anemia and Lead Screen

3 Y/O                                                                                                               Ages & Stages Questionnaire

4 Y/O                    MMR/Varicella, Dtap/Polio                                        Vision and Hearing Screen

5 Y/O                                                                                                               Vision and Hearing Screen

6 Y/O                                                                                                               Vision and Hearing Screen

7 Y/O

8 Y/O                                                                                                               Vision and Hearing Screen

9 Y/O                   HPV(8)                                                                               Cholesterol Screen

10 Y/O                 HPV                                                                                     Vision and Hearing Screen

11 Y/O                  MCV(6), Tdap(7),

12 Y/O                                                                                                              Vision and Hearing Screen, Depression Screen

13 Y/O                                                                                                              Depression Screen

14 Y/O                                                                                                             Depression Screen

15 Y/O                                                                                                              Vision and Hearing Screen, Depression Screen

16 Y/O                 MCV, Men B(9) (Men B booster after 1 mo.)            STD Screen, Depression Screen

17 Y/O                                                                                                              Depression Screen

18 Y/O                                                                                                              Depression Screen, Cholesterol Screen

1 Vaxelis- Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hep B, Polio vaccine, Haemophilus influenza vaccine; 3 PCV 13- Pneumococcal vaccine; 4 MMR- Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine; 5 Dtap- Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis vaccine; 6 MCV- Meningococcal ACYW vaccine; 7 Tdap- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio vaccine; 8 HPV- Human Papilloma Virus vaccine; 9 Men B- Meningococcal B vaccine

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