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Well-being visits

Be sure your child has a checkup at birth and when they are1:

  • 3-5 days old for newborns discharged in less than 48 hours after delivery
  • 1 month old
  • 2 months old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • 24 months old
  • 30 months old
  • Once every year for ages 3 - 20

These visits help your child’s doctor detect, diagnose, and treat health problems as early as possible.

Well-being visits can include:

  • Preventive and comprehensive services
  • Physical exams
  • Growth measurements
  • Immunizations and vaccines, PDF opens new window
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Dental screenings
  • Other important tests and services
  • Referrals for diagnosis and treatment, if necessary

Need help finding a doctor for your child? Use our online Find a Doctor service. You also can call us at 1-800-444-9137 (TTY: 711).

Remember to:

  • Make and keep appointments with your child’s doctor when your child is well, not just when your child is sick
  • Talk to your child’s doctor about any concerns you have

Be sure to call your child’s doctor today to set up the next well-being visit.

  1. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment. Medicaid.gov. https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/early-and-periodic-screening-diagnostic-and-treatment/index.html, opens new window. Last accessed: August 26, 2020.

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