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.

5 year well child checkup

Forms: 5 year pre-visit questionnaire

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight and height; Blood pressure; Body mass index (BMI)
Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP); Polio (IPV); Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Chickenpox (Varicella); Influenza†; These pre-kindergarten immunizations may be completed between ages 4-6.
Lab/other: Fluoride varnish1
Screenings: Developmental/behavioral screening

Education materials:

6 year well child checkup

Forms: 6-10 year pre-visit questionnaire

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight and height; Blood pressure; Body mass index (BMI)
Immunizations: Influenza†; Pre-kindergarten immunizations may be completed between ages 4-6.
Lab/other: Fluoride varnish1
Screenings: Social/emotional screening

Education materials:

7 year well child checkup

Forms: 6-10 year pre-visit questionnaire

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight and height; Blood pressure; Body mass index (BMI)
Immunizations: Influenza
Lab/other: Fluoride varnish1
Screenings: Social/emotional screening

Education materials:

8 year well child checkup

Forms: 6-10 year pre-visit questionnaire

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight and height; Blood pressure; Body mass index (BMI)
Immunizations: Influenza
Lab/other: Fluoride varnish1
Screenings: Social/emotional screening

Education materials:

9 year well child checkup

Forms: 6-10 year pre-visit questionnaire

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight and height; Blood pressure; Body mass index (BMI)
Immunizations: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)‡; Influenza
Lab/other: Lipid profile; Fluoride varnish1
Screenings: Social/emotional screening

Education materials:

10 year well child checkup

Forms: 6-10 year pre-visit questionnaire

Examinations: Physical examination; Weight and height; Blood pressure; Body mass index (BMI)
Immunizations: Influenza
Lab/other: Lipid profile; Fluoride varnish1
Screenings: Social/emotional screening

Education materials:


1Fluoride varnish available
†Influenza – once a year during flu season
‡HPV – 2 doses given typically 6 months apart at 11-12 year old adolescent well child visit (may be started as early as 9 years old). If first dose given on or after 15th birthday (and through age 26), 3 doses are given.

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.