Well Child Check-Up
Children and adolescents are going through a time of rapid growth and change. Well visits/physical examinations are essential for many reasons, including tracking growth and developmental milestones, discussing any concerns about your child’s health, and getting scheduled vaccinations to prevent serious illnesses.
Here at South River Pediatrics, we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended schedule for well visits. Infants and toddlers have more frequent well visits because development is faster during this time. We recommend the following well visits for our infants and toddlers:
-Newborn -9 months
-2 weeks -12 months
-1 month -15 months
-2 months -18 months
-4 months -24 months
-6 months -30 months
Starting at the age of 3, we recommend a yearly well visit/physical examination. Even if your child is healthy and/or up-to-date on recommended vaccinations, well visits/physical examinations are a great time to focus on your child’s wellness, nutritional needs, and addressing any concerns you or your child may have about their physical, mental, and emotional health.
** Please note, updated yearly well visits/physical examinations are required when we are completing school, sports, or camp forms for your child.
Here at South River Pediatrics, we firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. We firmly believe in the safety of all vaccines. We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). We firmly believe, based on all available scientific literature, evidence and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We follow the vaccination schedule set forth by the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics, and require all of our patients to obtain these recommended vaccinations at their recommended times. Information about recommended vaccinations, as well as the most current recommended schedule can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/. Please click here to read our complete vaccine policy.