At Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine, we look forward to and enjoy well child visits. This is our opportunity to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and thoroughly review your child’s growth, health, behavior, nutrition, and development We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for well child exams schedule and immunization schedule. We recommend a newborn exam, 2 month, 4 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 15 month, and 18 month exams followed by annual exams starting at age 2 through age 6. For children who don’t have chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, etc, we recommend an exam every other year, but annual exams are recommended for children on any medication or with any chronic medical issues. Please see the Well Child Exams Schedule (below) and Immunizations for further details.
Well Child Exams Schedule
We recommend an annual well child exam through age 6 for all children. Children without chronic medical conditions like allergies or asthma can be seen every other year after age 6. We recommend that children who have chronic medical issues be seen at least annually, and for some conditions will need to be seen semi-annually. Many families prefer an annual exam and we are happy to see any child on annual basis for a routine exam, more frequently if you have concerns.