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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 availabe here.

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Neighborhood Pediatrics
14701 Detroit Ave              
Suite # 250
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 221-5901

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