Why Child Wellness Visits are So Important

Children grow fast, which is why it’s important to monitor their health closely as they develop from day one. Through close coordination with your child’s doctor, different wellness visits should be scheduled as they age to make sure they’re meeting the necessary development milestones. These visits also give you the opportunity to talk to their doctor about any concerns and what to expect as they turn into strong, independent young adults.

Your child may see their doctor if they get sick, however scheduled child wellness visits help keep them healthy, as well as protect against various diseases through immunization. Certain immunizations are given at specific ages, giving their bodies the best possible chance to stay safe.

Whether you have a newborn, toddler or pre-teen, Guthrie is here to help keep track of your child’s important, recommended health screenings.

Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) today to make an appointment.

What Types of Child Health Screenings to Expect

Throughout your child’s young life, it’s important that they see their doctor for a yearly wellness visit, which usually coincides with their birthday. However, visits for newborns, toddlers, and pre-teens are especially important to make sure their development is on track and that they receive important immunizations recommended for their age. The below guidance is recommended at Guthrie.

Newborns and Infants

In their first year and a half, visits to the doctor are scheduled every few weeks for newborns, and every 2 – 3 months for infants and toddlers.

  • Behavioral health screenings
  • Growth measurements and milestones
  • Guidance on what to expect as they grow
  • Immunizations
  • Physical exam
  • Vision and hearing screenings

Early Childhood

From ages 2-5, visits to the doctor are scheduled every 6 – 12 months.  

  • Behavioral health screenings
  • Growth measurements and milestones
  • Guidance on what to expect as they grow
  • Immunizations
  • Oral health screening
  • Physical exam
  • Vision and hearing screenings

Pre-teen

Ages 11 and 12

  • Behavioral health screenings
  • Growth measurements and milestones
  • Guidance on what to expect as they grow
  • Immunizations
  • Oral health
  • Physical exam

Contact us today at 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) to schedule an appointment

Child Wellness at Guthrie

The Guthrie Primary Care and Pediatric teams are here for your child at every age and stage of life to help keep them healthy, but also when they’re sick or need support for chronic disease management. We are committed to keeping an open line of communication between providers and parents, easily reached for questions outside of regularly scheduled, non-emergency visits through eGuthrie. Our providers, nurses, and staff are dedicated to your little one, bringing comprehensive quality care close to home.

Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) today to make an appointment.