Children learn and grow so much during their first few years of life.
As a parent, the best way that you can help your child is to make sure that they are developing both mentally and physically at a pediatric-recommended rate. If you notice that your child is struggling in any area, that could be a sign of an underlying physical issue (poor eyesight, hearing, etc.).
Whether you have concerns or not about your child’s development, scheduling regular wellness checkups is a good way to ensure that your child is healthy.
Common Questions Parents Have For Pediatricians
Here are some common questions that pediatricians here at Community Health Clinic are commonly asked. If you have a specific question that isn’t dealt with below, don’t hesitate to give one of our pediatricians a call us.
How often does my child need well-child checkups?
The first few years of your child’s life are pivotal in terms of development. Children learn how to walk, talk, and their mental development skyrockets during this time.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children receive at least nine well-child checkups during their first three years of life.
You should ask your pediatrician how many well-child checkups he/she recommends during your baby’s first year. After your child reaches one year old, your child should have at least three more checkups before the age of two.
When should I vaccinate my child?
Vaccinations are most effective when given to young children. Your pediatrician will likely recommend the best age for your child to be vaccinated. There are specific pediatrician recommended ages for administering certain shots.
If you have concerns that your child has missed important vaccinations, contact your pediatrician and speak with him/her about having your child’s shots updated.
To view an average immunization schedule, click on the link below that matches the age of your child.
Schedule A Well-Child Checkup With A Pediatrician Today
To schedule a checkup with one of Community Health Center’s pediatricians, give us a call us today. Our team of caring pediatricians wants to give you total assurance that your child is healthy both physically and mentally.
Community Health Center offers pediatric services in multiple locations. Our team of caring pediatricians would be more than happy to help you find the nearest pediatric center to you.
Making An Appointment
Please call the medical clinic nearest you to schedule an appointment. You should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
Please call for routine appointments with as much advance notice as possible. Although we do make same-day appointments for urgent care, it is always best to call ahead and let us know you are coming in.
Recommended Well-Child Care Visit Schedule
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you take your child in for at least nine checkups during the first three years.
Several well-child visits happen during your baby’s first year. Then, between ages 12 and 24 months, your toddler should have three more.
To learn more about what the doctor will do, ask, and look for during those visits, and the most common questions parents have, click on the Well Child Check Schedule.
When Does My Child Need Shots?
Shots work best when children get them at certain ages. Doctors follow a schedule of shots that begins at birth.
- If your child is age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child still needs.
- If your child has missed getting some shots, talk to the doctor about “catch-up” shots