Well-Child Check Ups

Why Go to the Doctor when you’re not sick?

The years of birth to six years old are the most important for your child to have well-child check ups. Most childhood diseases can be detected and treated successfully.


Even children over six need health checks at least once a year.

Why well-child check ups are important:

Check ups can detect many health problems early. Check ups can prevent:

  • vision loss
  • hearing loss
  • learning troubles
  • nutritional deficiencies
  • disabilities
  • dental problems

Check ups can also prevent many health problems from getting worse!

Many problems begin before your child looks or feels sick.

What happens at a health exam?

  • Health history and head-to-toe physical exam
  • Dental, nutritional, and developmental assessments
  • Immunizations
  • TB, lead, anemia, and other screenings, when needed
  • Health education


The sooner a problem is identified, the sooner your child can be treated and keep the problem from getting worse. By treating the problem as soon as possible, the child may avoid disabilities, pain, and suffering in the future.

Children Should Have Well-Child Check Ups At:

  • 2 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • and once a year from 2 years on