Schedule of Visits

Birth to 21 Years
** We are taking extra precautions to ensure your safety during this time. Please view our new COVID-19 policies here. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends patients continue to come in for well-checks due to their importance. We are offering well-checks to all patients of all ages who are due for their routine physicals, not just those patients who need vaccinations.**

The first newborn visit should occur between 5 and 7 days of age or earlier if recommended by the hospital (in cases of jaundice, discoloration of the skin and eyes, or any other problems). Follow up wellness checks are duly important.

A typical schedule of well visits is as follows:

 

  • At 2 weeks of age – monitoring feeding and weight gain;
  • At 1 month of age – measurements, development and Postpartum Depression Screening;
  • At 2 months of age – measurements, development, vaccinations, and Postpartum Depression Screening;
  • At 4 months of age – measurements, development, vaccinations, and Postpartum Depression Screening;
  • At 6 months of age – measurements, development, vaccinations, and Postpartum Depression Screening;
  • At 9 months of age – measurements, developmental milestones (ASQ-3);
  • At 12 months of age – measurements, development, vaccinations, blood test;
  • At 15 months of age – measurements, development, and vaccinations;
  • At 18 months of age – measurement, developmental milestones (ASQ-3), Autism test (M-CHAT) and vaccinations;
  • At 24 months of age – measurement, development, vaccinations, blood work, Autism test (M-CHAT);
  • At 30 months of age – measurement, developmental milestones (ASQ-3);
  • At 3 years of age – measurement, development, vision, and hearing;
  • At 4 years of age – measurement, development, vision, hearing, vaccinations, and blood work;
  • At 5 years of age – measurement, development, vision, and hearing;

After the age of 6, children and adolescents should be seen for their annual physical at which vision and hearing are assessed and tested if there is a parental concern.

  • At 11 years of age – measurement, hearing, vision, and vaccinations
  • At 12-17 years of age – annual Risk Assessments: Smoking/Tobacco Questionaire, Screening for Alcohol and Substance Use and Adolescent Depression Screening (PHQ-9)
  • At 16 years of age – measurement, hearing, vision, and vaccinations
  • At 18-21 years of age – annual Risk Assessments: Smoking/Tobacco Questionnaire, alcohol use screening (AUDIT-C), substance use screening (DAST-10) and Adult Depression Screening(PHQ-9)

Everyone should get Tetanus vaccination at least every 10 years.