Kareen J. Smith MD. FAAP
Well Child Checks/Anticipatory Guidance
Updated: Jan 6, 2020
This is a guide to when your child needs a scheduled Well Child Check examination (WCC), the vaccines given during each visit and a general overview of developmental milestones.
Well Child Exams are conducted annually for persons 3 years and older. The schedule is as follows:
Every 2 months from 2-6 months
Every 3 months from 6-18 months
Every 6 months from 18-36 months
Annually from 36 months (3 years) and older
Well exams are important to help prevent complications from potentially life threatening conditions. They are also necessary to provide updates regarding the growth and development of patients and to help coordinate services for a patient if needed.