La Mesa Pediatrics Wellness Schedule
2 to 5 days old
2 weeks old
2 months old
4 months old
6 months old
9 months old
12 months old
15 months old
18 months old
2 years old (24 months)
2 ½ years old (30 months)
3-18 years old: Annually
The Benefits of Well-Child Visits:
- Prevention. Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also can ask your pediatric primary care provider about nutrition and safety in the home and at school. Screenings for anemia, lead poisoning, cholesterol, tuberculosis, autism and depression are completed at specific well child checks based on age and risk factors.
- Tracking growth and development. See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit, and talk with your provider about your child's development. You can discuss your child's milestones, social behaviors and learning. Hearing and vision screening will be conducted on all children 3 years of age and older annually.
- Raising concerns. Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child's pediatric provider such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top two questions or concerns with you to talk with your pediatric provider at the start of the visit. If you have a long list, it may be encouraged to schedule a follow up appointment.
- Team approach. Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among pediatric primary care providers, parent and child. The AAP recommends well-child visits as a way for providers and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental and social health of a child.
- Please refer to the vaccine tab of our website for what vaccines are given and at what age. Plus this tab has further links to help families understand the diseases that your child will be protected from by these immunizations.
Our team of pediatricians and nurse practitioners will guide you through every well child check: offering education, anticipatory guidance and other recommendations as set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Last Updated 6/27/2017 Source American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2017)