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Well-Child Care

What to expect

At these visits your child's provider will assess their growth and development. These appointments are generally of a longer duration to allow you time to discuss your child's physical and mental development, nutritional needs, recommended preventative care (such as vaccinations against certain illnesses), and questions or concerns you may have regarding your child. For well-child care visits, we follow the screening schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Futures. We follow the immunization schedule recommended by the AAP.

Will I need to complete any forms?

For children 2 months through 5 years of age a developmental questionnaire called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire is recommended to be completed. These forms can require more time to complete than standard medical forms (especially as the child gets older). A few questions require the child to perform tasks and answer questions and, as we all know, children may not be fully cooperative at the moment we need them to be; therefore, if possible the forms are best completed in the days prior to the appointment. Our staff can email or fax the appropriate form to you upon request. If you choose to complete the form on the day of your appointment, we recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment in order to complete the form.

What if I have a form that needs to be completed?

If there are any forms that will need to be completed by the physician for your child, such as school physical or camp physicial forms, please bring those forms with you to the appointment.