Annual Well Checks

What can I expect during my child's well check?

When you bring your child for a well-care visit or checkup, our providers will:

  • measure your child's height and weight, and calculate body mass index (BMI)
  • perform a full physical exam
  • ask questions about the environment in which your child is living
  • provide information about many areas of healthy child development (including information about normal developmental stages, safety concerns, nutrition and activity)
  • give immunizations (shots) that protect your child from certain diseases
  • answer your questions about your child's well-being

Scheduling Information

Well Check schedule:

  • 2-3 days of age
  • By 1 month of age
  • 2 months of age
  • 4 months of age
  • 6 months of age
  • 9 months of age
  • 12 months of age
  • 15 months of age
  • 18 months of age
  • 24 months of age

Once a child reaches 3 years of age, he or she should be seen every year for a well-check.

Immunization schedule:

Age Immunization(s)
In Hospital Hep B
2 months Dtap, HiB, Hep B, IPV, Prevnar 13, Rotateq
4 months Dtap, HiB, IPV, Prevnar 13, Rotateq
6 months Dtap, HiB, Hep B, IPV, Prevnar 13, Rotateq
12 months Prevnar 13, Varicella, Hep A
15 months Dtap, HiB, MMR
18 months Hep A
4 years Dtap, IPV, Varicella, MMR
11-12 years Tdap, Menactra, 2nd Varicella (if needed), HPV (optional)
16 years Menactra booster

This is the typical immunization schedule, slight variations can occur.

Other information about well checks:

Recent health care reform laws require most health insurance plans to provide 100% coverage for children’s regular well check visits and immunizations. This allows more families to take advantage of these important preventative health visits.

The schedule of well checks Rockcastle Pediatrics follows is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Well checks provide a broad focus on wellness. Well checks are intended to help the child and the parents with focus on health promotion, guidance, disease prevention and protection. These regular well checks also help establish a strong relationship between the family and provider, promoting continuity of care, building trust, and promoting high quality healthcare.

Call us today to schedule your child’s well check!