Yearly Well Visit

Who Should Get a Yearly Well Visit?

All children starting at age 3 should have a yearly well visit.

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 Should You Bring To Your Child's Yearly Well Visit?

Any specific form required by the daycare or school

Any medication, allergy or asthma forms required by the school.

Up to date vaccination record including any vaccinations your child has received outside of our office.

If your child wears glasses or contacts, bring those along to the exam as well.

A list of your child's medications including any medications you will need refilled