Well Child Visits

Well-child visits are an important opportunity to be proactive about your child’s health. During a well-child visit, your child’s physician will assess your child’s overall health, including both physical and mental development. The physician will also give you information about normal development, nutrition, sleep, safety, infectious diseases that are “going around,” information about recommended tests, screenings and vaccinations, and other important topics he or she feels you should know about.

Making the most of your child’s visit

While the physicians at Palo Verde Pediatrics are experts in child health, you are the expert on your child. Before your visit, write down any questions or concerns you may have. You can talk to your pediatrician about anything and everything related to the care of your child, even if it is not a strictly medical question. The well-child visit is a good opportunity for the physician to get to know your child better, and for your child to get to know their physician better, which ultimately leads to better care.

Scheduling Well-Child Visits

We recommend the following schedule for routine well-child visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • Yearly for ages 3-7
  • Every other year for ages 8-18