Well Child Visits

Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness, it is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor or nurse practitioner to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

Yearly well-child visits begin at age 3.

Age Special Tests/Procedures Routine Immunizations
Birth Hearing
Newborn blood screen
✔️
2-3 days after hospital discharge    
2 weeks    
2 months   ✔️
4 months   ✔️
6 months   ✔️
9 months    
12 months Lead, anemia screening if at risk
Fluoride varnish application
✔️
15 months   ✔️
18 months Fluoride varnish application ✔️
24 months M-CHAT-R/FTM Autism Screening*
Lead, anemia screening if at risk
Fluoride varnish application
 
30 months Fluoride varnish application  
3 years Vision  
4-5 years Vision, hearing ✔️
6-10years Vision, hearing  
11 years Vision, hearing ✔️
12-15 years Vision, hearing  
16 years Vision, hearing ✔️
17 years+ Vision, hearing  

*The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised, with Follow-Up TM (M-CHAT-R/FTM) is a screening tool for autism in children 16-30 months old. More information is available here.

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Neighborhood Pediatrics

14701 Detroit Ave Suite #250

Cleveland, OH 44107

(216) 221-5901

Hours of Operation

Phone lines open at 8:30am Monday through Friday for appointment scheduling or speaking with a nurse. We are off from noon until 1:00pm for lunch.

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:30 am-12:00 pm

December through March

Sunday:

Closed