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The Importance of Well-Child Visits

Posted in: News
March 11, 2024

Does it ever feel like your child grew an inch seemingly overnight? Children grow and change at a rapid pace. That’s why it’s important to have an annual check-in with your child’s healthcare provider.

A well-child visit is an opportunity to track your child’s physical, mental, and social development during the years when their brain and body are constantly changing.

Here’s what to expect at a well-child visit:

  • A head-to-toe physical examination
  • An opportunity to share successes and document milestones
  • Support and advice for any challenges your child is facing
  • Updates to required immunizations

How to prepare before the visit:

  • Make notes about changes you’ve noticed in your child’s health and development, including changes in behavior or routines.
  • Create a list of questions. If you have concerns or questions about your child’s health, write them down beforehand so you can make the most of your time with their healthcare provider.
  • Talk to your child about their upcoming visit. Prepare them by explaining that the doctor’s office is not a place to fear, but rather a place to check-up on their amazing growth.

Your child’s physician or provider is a partner in helping your child succeed. An annual visit helps you develop a parent-physician relationship based on respect, trust, and honest communication.

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