Well-child visits are often seen as a time for vaccinations and to discuss how much your child has grown. But these visits are also an opportunity for both parents and doctors to ask questions about your child’s development, behavior, sleep, eating habits, learning abilities and social behaviors.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a set of comprehensive health guidelines for well-child care. Discussions around these visits include focus on developmental milestones, nutrition, safety, your child and family’s emotional well-being, and recommendations from the AAP.
The following is the recommended schedule for well-visits. You are encouraged to schedule your child’s well-visit appointments through the first year of life at your first well-visit. Call 956-686-6100 to make your appointment(s).
Every year after 2nd birthday until the age of 21
Your child will require vaccinations at some of these well-child visits. Click here to view the vaccination schedule.
Most well-child appointments require age appropriate questionnaires to be filled out. These questionnaires can be filled out ahead of your appointment by signing up for CHADIS. By coming to your visit with these questionnaires already filled out, you and your physician will have more time to discuss your child’s health. Contact the office at (956) 686-6100 if you would like to sign up for this resource.