Well Child Care
Well child visits are important, even when your child is healthy. They are crucial in making sure your child is growing and developing properly.
Preventive care is a crucial part of your child’s total health care. Well-child check ups help to evaluate and monitor your child’s growth and development. These appointments are scheduled to allow the physician additional time to assess and discuss your child’s health and your concerns and answer your questions.
We recommend scheduled well visits at the following ages: within the first week of life, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, and 3 years followed by yearly well visits thereafter. In addition, certain developmental and other screens will be performed at specific visits as noted below
Maternal Depression Screen – Edinburgh Post Partum Depression Screen is completed by biologic mother if in attendance at visit. If concerns for post partum depression symptoms, mother is provided with information and referral for services in our local area.
VEP Screen - VEP or visual evoked potential is a non-invasive, painless, technology that is used to objectively measure the function of the entire visual pathway from the lens of the eye to the visual cortex of the brain. Your child will have two leads placed on his head and watch a TV monitor with different images, the results screen for various conditions of the eye, and make sure that both eyes are seeing equally well.
Lead Risk Screen – a lead risk questionnaire will be completed to determine if further testing is needed
TB Risk Screen – questionnaire to be completed by guardian to determine if testing or treatment is needed
Developmental Screening - (ASQ or ASQ-SE) If developmental concerns are identified, patient will be given appropriate referrals and follow up.
Autism Screening – (Modified Childhood Autism Test) If developmental concerns are identified, patient will be given appropriate referrals and follow up.