What Is a Well-Check Exam?
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Taking your child to the pediatrician or family doctor when he or she is healthy is just as important as taking your child to the doctor when he or she is ill. A well-check exam, also known as a well-care, well-baby, or well-child visit focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care.
We recommend scheduling a well-check exam with your child’s pediatrician to establish a trusting relationship between your child and their doctor.
If your schedule or your child’s makes it difficult to schedule a daytime visit, ARC offers evening and weekend visits year-round in all ARC After Hours Clinics. You can schedule with the first-available pediatrician. During the summer, your doctor may offer extended visits. Check schedules for available appointments.
What The Doctor Will Cover
During a child’s routine well-check visit the child's doctor may review and discuss:
- Physical growth and development
- Immunization updates
- Health and safety for different ages
- Nutrition and physical fitness
- Puberty, acne, and other teen topics
Your child's doctor can also provide guidance on other issues, such as the following:
- Behavioral and emotional concerns like anxiety and depression
- Learning issues or questions about ADD
- Family and social concerns
What to Bring
- Health insurance information
- Immunization record
- Camp/sports forms – your child’s doctor can fill these out as well
- Yourself! Pediatric patients must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
Know Your Benefits
Please be aware that your health insurance may not consider discussion of additional diagnoses or significant problems as part of your child’s well-check exam, which will focus primarily on preventive treatment. For more information, please see our preventive visit policy. Questions about your benefits should be directed to your insurance plan or your employer’s Human Resources department.
Schedule Your Well-Check Exam
Evening and Weekend Appointments - July & August
Saturday School-Age well-check exams are available each year through August for patients returning to school in fall, ages 5-18 only
. Book online appointment below.
Date Last Reviewed: 7/1/2021
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