Why are annual wellness visits important for your child?

Every child develops differently, both physically and mentally. An annual wellness visit can detect medical and behavioral health issues early, keep immunizations up-to-date, and provide an opportunity for both parent and child to ask the doctor about concerns.

What to expect during an annual wellness visit?

In general, a wellness exam will cover:

  • Height and weight measurements
  • Review of your child’s growth in comparison to standardized growth charts
  • Developmental milestones
  • Vital signs, including blood pressure and heart rate
  • Eating habits
  • Exercise habits
  • Bathroom habits
  • Sleep habits
  • Behavioral issues
  • Screening for vision and hearing
  • Screening for anemia, lead exposure, and/or high cholesterol
  • Screening for depression/anxiety
  • Lab work
  • Vaccinations

The visit also will include a comprehensive physical exam.

In general, the physician will examine your child’s:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth and throat
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Abdomen
  • Genital exam
  • Skin
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Nervous system

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