At Catawba Pediatrics, the health of your child always comes first. For this reason, we feel that well visits are extremely important. For us, well visits are more than a medical evaluation. During a well visit, patients and their families have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the doctor to discuss any changes in the patient’s health, personal life, family life, and more. This time is valuable because it allows us to not only evaluate the physical health of your child, but also learn more about their emotional health.
Schedule of Well Visits
Here at Catawba Pediatrics, we follow the schedule of well visits as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Below you can find this schedule for well visits. We cannot stress enough the importance of regular well visits.
- 2 Weeks
- 1 Month
- 2 Months
- 4 Months
- 6 Months
- 9 Months
- 12 Months
- 15 Months
- 18 Months
- 2 Years
- 30 Months
- 3 Years
- Every year thereafter
After the age of 3, we encourage patients to visit our office annually for a well visit near the time of their birthday.
What to Expect During a Well Visit
Depending upon the age of your child, what takes place during a well visit will vary. Some appointments will include required vaccinations, while others service to evaluate the growth and development of the child. For more information regarding vaccinations and the schedule please visit our Immunization section on this web site. Although the appointments will vary, each appointment will be with the doctor and will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions or address any concerns you may have in regards to your child.
Benefits of Well Visits
There are many reasons why well visits are encouraged. Benefits of Well Visits include:
- Preventative care
- Ability to address concerns
- Tracking growth and development
- Strengthening of the patient-doctor relationship
Paying for Your Child’s Visit
Although most insurance providers cover the full cost of well visits, some plans may not pay for certain services provided. If you have questions in regards to your specific insurance plan please contact your insurance company. If you are self-pay, we will be happy to go over pricing and information as it pertains to your specific situation.
Schedule Your Child’s Well Visit Today
If it is time for your child’s well visit, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your visit with us.