The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regular well-child checkup visits to be certain they are within the growth and development range for their age group and to be immunized against routine childhood illnesses. Please check with your employer or your insurance so that you are familiar with your coverage.
Parents understand the importance of seeing a pediatrician when their child is sick, but it’s equally important to make time for wellness visits. Following the recommended schedule for well-child visits ensures that your little one is healthy and thriving.
Benefits of Well-Child Visits
Immunization: Well-child visits are a great way to stay current on your child’s scheduled immunizations. This is also a good time to ask your pediatrician what else you can be doing at home and at school to keep your child safe.
Growth Tracking: It’s important to keep track of your child’s development, both mentally and physically. Discuss your child’s behaviors and learning progress with your pediatrician to determine and measure their progress.
Early Detection: Regular visits allow you, as a parent, to discuss the daily observations such as sleep patterns, dietary concerns, social interactions, and more with your pediatrician. This helps to ensure the detection of any early warning signs that may hinder your child’s development.
What's the difference between a Well Visit and a Sick Visit?
Well-Child Checkup Schedule
The following periodicity schedule was developed by Bright Futures and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to screen and assess children from infancy to adolescence.
REGULAR CLINIC HOURS
Monday - Friday
Well Visits: 9:00am - 10:30am
Sick Visits: 11:00am - 5:00pm
EARLY BIRD WALK-IN CLINIC
Beginning March 17, 2020, walk-in appointments have been suspended until further notice.
NIGHT CLINIC BY APPOINTMENT*
Night Clinic appointments have been suspended until further notice.
8110 Walnut Run, Cordova Location ONLY
Same Day Sick-Child Appointments
Saturday 8:40am - Noon (Call after 8:00am)
Sunday 8:40am - Noon (Call after 8:00am)
***There is an additional fee for weekend clinic appointments.
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:30pm