What is a Well-Child Visit?

A doctor’s visit may be the first thing you think of when your child is ill or needs a sports exam. But routine check-ups are also important.

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Well-care, well-baby, or well-child visits are routine visits to your child's pediatrician for the following:

  • Physical exam
  • Tracking growth and development
  • Immunization updates
  • Finding potential problems before they become serious
  • Getting nutrition and physical fitness advice
  • Learning about important health and safety issues
  • Understanding how to manage emergencies and illnesses

Your pediatrician or family doctor can also provide guidance on other issues, such as:

  • Behavioral concerns
  • Learning difficulties
  • Emotional issues
  • Family challenges
  • Socialization problems
  • Puberty and concerns about teenage years


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