Well visits are scheduled yearly with your provider. He/she will check your child’s physical and mental health and overall sense of well-being. Well-child checks are important parts of comprehensive pediatric care. More time is allotted for well-child checks than sick visits because there is more to be accomplished.
During a well-child check, our objectives are:
This is a great time to discuss any concerns you might have about your child. Your provider can help you access many resources, such as other medical professionals, counselors (child and/or family) or tutors to name a few.
Click here to view the Well Child Visit & Immunization Chart
How to prepare for a well-child check?
We are excited to join the "Turn a Page. Touch a Mind" program of the Kansas Pediatric Foundation. Children ages 6 months to 5 years will receive a book at each well child visit, and you will receive age-appropriate early literacy advice. TAP-TAM has distributed over one million books to Kansas kids
Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also
can ask your provider about nutrition and safety in the home and at
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.
Make a list of topics you want to talk to about with your child’s provider 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 discuss at the start of the visit.
Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among pediatricians, parents, and children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends well-child visits as a way for providers and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental, and social health of a child.
Most well-child checks are completely covered by health insurance carriers. Please check with your insurance carrier to make sure of your benefits. Often there can be patient financial incentives by insurance to have well-child checks done.