Summer is here and Madison Healthcare Services is here to help your child stay up-to-date on well child exams and immunizations. You want the very best for your child and that’s why Madison Healthcare Services recommends following the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for well child exams and immunizations. At each exam one of our providers check your child’s growth, well-being and development as well as offer guidance on nutrition, sleep, safety and other important topics. These visits are a great opportunity to learn more and ask questions about your child’s health.
What Happens During a Well-Child Visit?
During a well-child visit, our providers will:
- perform a physical exam
- give the child any necessary shots (immunizations or vaccinations)
- track how your child is growing and developing
- talk about illness prevention, diet and physical fitness, and health and safety issues
- talk about how to handle emergencies and sudden illness
Recommended Well-Child Visits
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a recommended schedule of visits for children starting soon after they are born. You should visit a provider for a well-child checkup:
- at 3 to 5 days after birth
- at 1 month old
- at 2 months old
- at 4 months old
- at 6 months old
- at 9 months old
- at 12 months old
- at 15 months old
- at 18 months old
- at 24 months old
- at 30 months old
- at 3 years old
- at 4 years old
After age 4, a well-child visit should take place every year and should include a physical exam and a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment. Call the clinic at 320-598-7551 today to schedule your well-child today.