In addition to taking your child to the physician when your child is ill or needs an exam to participate in a particular activity, routine well-care visits are recommended.
Well-care, well-baby, or well-child visits are routine to the child's physician for the following:
You child's physician can also provide guidance on other issues, like the following:
Your child's physician will give you a schedule of ages when a well-care visit is suggested. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends well-care visits at the following ages: