Well-Child Visits

As a child grows and develops, especially during the early stages of life, it is best for pediatricians to monitor their development through a series of regularly scheduled appointments. These are known as well-child visits.

Well-Child Visit Schedule

Each well-child visit is strategically planned based on the child’s age. These types of appointments promote wellness and provide an excellent opportunity for a pediatrician to examine the child and determine whether or not they are meeting the normal developmental milestones. In addition, immunizations are often administered at well-child visits in order to prevent potential illnesses. Safety protocols for your child’s home or school will also be discussed during the well-child visit.

Children are advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics to attend a well-child visit at the following ages:

  • 2 – 5 days
  • 2 week
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 and a half years

Once children reach 3 years of age, they are seen for well-child visits on an annual basis.