Well child visits are an important part of your child's overall health. From your baby's long-awaited arrival until those first days of school, you'll be visiting the doctor regularly to make sure that your child is healthy and developing well. These check-ups are essential to ensure appropriate physical and mental development, and to provide vaccinations to prevent serious bacterial and viral illnesses. We are happy to discuss vaccines with you during your visit, and answer any questions you may have.
Studies have shown that regular well-child checkups are an important part of raising healthy children. These visits help your pediatrician track your child's growth and development. It's also an important part of disease and prevention. If a problem does arise, early care can help improve long-term outlooks.
It can be tough to remember everything you want to discuss with the doctor and everything the doctor tells you. The following are the recommended schedules for your child's checkups through age 5. Feel free to print them out and bring them with you.