Children’s Health Screenings at Every Age & Every Stage
As a parent, ensuring that your child is in good health can be overwhelming and nerve-wracking. With so much information available at your fingertips, it can be difficult to decipher what is best for your child. A great first step is to schedule a regular health screening. At Harbin Clinic Pediatrics, our pediatricians are here to help you navigate all the twists and turns of childhood and care for your child at every age and every stage.
What to Expect
A full exam with a pediatrician will often include assessing vital signs, monitoring growth and development, keeping up with age-specific immunizations, and a full physical exam. This is a lot of information to keep up with, but Harbin Clinic Pediatrics is prepared to be an active health partner as both the child and the parent navigate each stage of childhood development. Use our patient portal to stay in touch with your child’s pediatrician about appointments, prescriptions, summaries of your office visit, and much more!
Depending on the age of your child, how often you go to checkups and what their exam includes can change. “Wellness checks for children under the age of 3 years should be performed at varying intervals,” says Dr. Melissa Davis of Harbin Clinic Pediatrics Davis Sabino. “We schedule checkups 3-5 days after birth, at 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, and 30 months of age.” Thereafter, he or she is seen every year for a wellness visit.
Parents and guardians routinely keep wellness visit appointments for babies and toddlers. However, these wellness visits may be missed as children get older. It is crucial that wellness visits are a part of every developmental stage. These visits ensure your child is reaching important health milestones and hitting appropriate growth markers at each stage of childhood development. As your child matures into their pre-teen and teen years, regular health screenings can also play a vital role in social, emotional, and behavioral development.