Well Check Ups
 
 

During each well child check up, your child's social, emotional, and physical development will be thoroughly evaluated.

Well child exams should be scheduled at the following ages:

·        Newborn visit - 3 to 5 days after discharge from the hospital. If you are breastfeeding, please schedule the appointment no later than 3 days after your baby is discharged from the hospital. If you are bottle feeding, please schedule the appointment no later than 5 days after your baby is discharged from the hospital.

·        1 month - Well child evaluation

·        2 months - Well child evaluation and vaccines

·        4 months - Well child evaluation and vaccines

·        6 months - Well child evaluation and vaccines

·        9 months - Well child evaluation and hemoglobin (to evaluate for anemia), as well as any catch up vaccines necessary

·        12 months - Well child evaluation, vaccines, lead level

·        15 months - Well child evaluation, hemoglobin, as well as any catch up vaccines necessary

·        18 months - Well child evaluation, vaccines

·        2 years - Well child evaluation, lead level, hemoglobin

·        2 1/2 years - Well child evaluation

·        3 years - Well child evaluation, hemoglobin, urinalysis (if potty trained)

·        4 years - Well child evaluation, hemoglobin, urinalysis, and vaccines

·        From 4 years through 11 years, children should have yearly well check ups. If your child is up to date with vaccines at age 4 years, no further vaccinations are required until age 11 years, with the exception of the yearly flu vaccine.

At ages 4 months through 5 years, Allison administers the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This is a detailed developmental evaluation designed to detect any delays in development.

At ages 18 mos through 4 years, you will be asked to complete the M-CHAT, which is a screen for autism.

Developmental delay is a term that indicates a child has not been achieving new skills ("developmental milestones") within the expected age range. The key to successful treatment of developmental delays is early detection, evaluation, and treatment. If at any time a developmental screen is abnormal, your child will be referred to an appropriate specialist for further evaluation and treatment.