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Our Recommended Well Care Schedule

Well Care visits are the suggested routine check-ups that you should have your child get done in order to monitor his/her development and general health status.  There are some critical stages in your child’s life in which some condition could be detected and preventive vaccines need to be administered.  Based on that, we have developed a suggested schedule that you can follow in order to make your well care appointments.

Routine Well Child Office Visits:

1-2 Weeks of age – The first check up after the baby is out of the hospital.

1 month – General check up for development and possibly Hep B #2 vaccine.

2 months – General check up for development and administration for 1st set of vaccines (Dtap, IPV, HIB, Prevnar 13, Rotavirus and Hep B)

4 months – General check up for development and administration of 2nd set of vaccines (Dtap, IPV, HIB, Prevnar 13, Rotavirus)

6 months – General check up for development and administration of 3rd set of vaccines (Dtap, IPV, HIB, Prevnar 13, Rotavirus, Hep B).  Also, laboratory tests for Hemoglobin and Hematocrit are part of this routine exam.

9 months – General check up and catch up with any delayed vaccine administration.

1 year – General check up and administration of vaccines (MMR, Varivax).  Laboratory tests for Hemoglobin, Hematocrit and lead screening are part of this routine exam.

15 months – General check up and administration of vaccines (Dtap, HIB, Prevnar 13)

18 months – General check up and catch up with any delayed administration of vaccines.

2 years – General check up and vaccine administration (Hep A).  Laboratory test for Hemoglobin, Hematocrit and lead screening are part of this routine exam.

3 years – General check up and vaccine administration (Hep A).  Laboratory test for Hemoglobin, Hematocrit and lead screening are part of this routine exam.

4 years – General check up and vaccine administration (Dtap, IPV, MMR, Varivax).  Laboratory test for Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, lead screening, glucose levels, cholesterol levels and urinalysis are part of this routine exam.  Fasting required for the tests previously mentioned.

5-10 years – Yearly general check up and catch up with any delayed administration of vaccines.  Laboratory test for Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, glucose levels, cholesterol levels and urinalysis are part of this routine exam.  Fasting required for the tests previously mentioned.

11 years – General check up and vaccine administration (Tdap, Menningiccocal, HPV). Laboratory test for Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, glucose levels, cholesterol levels and urinalysis are part of this routine exam.  Fasting required for the tests previously mentioned.

11-18 years – General check up and catch up with any delayed vaccine or booster administration.  Laboratory test for Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, glucose levels, cholesterol levels and urinalysis are part of this routine exam.  Fasting required for the tests previously mentioned.

Visits after the age of 4 continue on an annual basis, as mandated by the need for school, sports, or camp physicals.   Whenever possible, please schedule your visits so that they do not have to coincide with the annual “rushes” in June and September.