What is a Well Child Check-up?

It is a visit to a Health Care Provider when your child is not sick. This visit includes a complete health history and a comprehensive physical exam. The physical exam includes the following:

  • Age appropriate developmental screening
  • Blood pressure (3 years and up)
  • Hearing screening
  • Height and weight measurement
  • Immunizations
  • Lab procedures: urinalysis, sickle cell, tuberculin skin test, lead screening
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Vision screening
  • Vital signs

These visits are also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your child's health.

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