Preparing for the Well Baby Visit
Throughout the 1st two years of life and yearly thereafter, we will schedule your infant/child for a routine well visit. Generally, unless a special request for a consultation visit is made, 15 minutes is allocated with the provider in addition to the 5-10 minute with the nurse before and after the provider visit. Because so much of that time spent with the provider is taken up with the physical exam, discussing developmental milestones, and anticipatory guidance, it is important for the remaining minutes to be spent judiciously with the important questions you may have. We encourage parents to make an organized list of their most important concerns. Should important concerns or medical issues arise that require more time, a follow-up visit or consultation visit will be arranged. In this way, parents and patients scheduled behind your visit will not have to wait for extended periods.
Well-Checks & Immunizations
|Well Child||Check-Up||Immunization/Lab Test Schedule
(Immunization schedules may vary according to new recommendations)
|3-5 Days||Yes||Hepatitis B (recommended in hospital before discharge)|
|4 Weeks||Yes||Hepatitis B#2 vaccine|
|6-8 Weeks||Yes||DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), IPV (polio), Hib (Haemophilus influenza b), Prevnar (Streptococcus pneumoniae), and Rotateq (rotavirus- oral vaccine)|
|4 Months||Yes||DTaP#2, IPV#2, Hib#2, Prevnar#2, and Rotateq#2|
|6 Months||Yes||DTaP#3, IPV#3, Hib#3, Prevnar#3, and Rotateq#3|
|9 Months||Yes||Hepatitis B#3|
|12 Months||Yes||Prevnar#4, MMR, Hepatitis A#1; Hematocrit (lab draw)|
|15 Months||Yes||Varicella (chicken pox), Hib#4|
|18 Months||Yes||DTaP#4, Hepatitis A#2|
|2 Years||Yes||Hematocrit and Lead (lab draw)|
|3 Years||Yes||Start Hearing & Vision Screening for yearly checkups|
|4 Years||Yes||Consider vaccines if going to kindergarten before next check-up|
|5 Years||Yes||DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella; Urinalysis and Hematocrit|
|11-12 Years||Yes||Tdap (required before entering 6th grade) Meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis), HPV series|
TB test & lead level testing based on risk factors.
Physical examinations are recommended every 2 years between age 6 and 12.
Physical examinations are recommended yearly for adolescents.