For well child exams and preventive care we follow American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines. Each visit includes a complete physical examination. At this exam, we will check your child’s growth and development as well as offer guidance on nutrition, sleep, safety, and other important topics. Following this schedule of preventive care and immunizations are important to keep your child healthy.

Newborn well child checkup

Forms: Newborn pre-visit questionnaire

Well child appointment schedules for newborn to 1 month may vary depending on your baby’s needs. Follow your pediatrician’s recommendations.

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight, length and head circumference
Immunizations: N/A
Lab/other: Hearing test1

Education materials:

1 month well child checkup

Forms: Infant pre-visit questionnaire

Well child appointment schedules for newborn to 1 month may vary depending on your baby’s needs. Follow your pediatrician’s recommendations.

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight, length and head circumference
Immunizations: N/A
Screenings:  Maternal depression screen

Education materials:

9 month well child checkup

Forms: 9 month pre-visit questionnaire

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight, length and head circumference
Immunizations: Influenza
Lab/other: Hemoglobin*; Lead* (as needed); Fluoride varnish**
Screenings:  Developmental/behavioral screening

Education materials:


*Done at 9 or 12 month check up
**Fluoride varnish available at tooth eruption
Influenza – once a year during flu season; twice the first year given
1Hearing screening as needed

Children’s Comfort Promise

Taking the scary out of needles isn’t impossible. That’s why we’ve made a promise to our patients. We call it Children’s Comfort Promise. It means we will do everything possible to prevent and treat pain.

Evidence supports that if we always use the following 4 steps, children will have less pain with needle procedures (like immunizations, lab draws or IV starts).

  1. Numb the skin
  2. Sugar water or breastfeeding (for babies 12 months or less)
  3. Comfort positioning
  4. Distraction

This is just one of the ways we go above and beyond for the most amazing people on earth.