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Well Child Visits

Well Child Visits

Well-child visits include exams, tests, and vaccinations geared toward your child’s age and stage in life. At Advanced Pediatrics, the dedicated and experienced medical care providers offer extensive pediatric care with a personalized feel. They tailor well-child visits for your child and also make time to discuss your questions and concerns. Call the Vienna, Virginia, office or click the online booking link to make your child’s appointment today. 

Well Child Visits Q & A

What are well-child visits?

Well-child visits include medical care your child needs to prevent illness, avoid disease, and grow up healthy. Advanced Pediatrics offers well-child visits starting with newborn visits, continuing annually through college. 

What can I expect during well-child visits?

Well-child visits follow a general structure based upon age, but Advanced Pediatrics can tailor the visit for your child’s needs. The main components of the well-child visit are:

Physical exam

Physical exams evaluate your child’s growth and development. During the physical exam, providers measure height, check weight, check reflexes, palpate the abdomen, and evaluate your child’s health in a variety of other ways. 


Tests vary with your child’s age and needs. Visits may include vision and hearing screening, lab tests, behavioral and developmental screenings, and other types of screenings.  


Vaccinations prevent your child from getting serious diseases and illnesses like measles, the flu, hepatitis, and many others. Advanced Pediatrics includes age-appropriate vaccinations in well-child visits based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. 

The practice providers trust the science behind vaccinations and believe that they’re vital for your child’s health and community safety. So, they have a strict vaccination policy for all patients.

Well-child exams also include whatever paperwork your child needs for school or extracurricular activities. For example, Advanced Pediatrics provides proof of flu vaccination. 

Well-child exams are the perfect time to get the information you need about your child’s health. Advanced Pediatrics providers make time to answer questions, and they also provide detailed handouts specific to your child’s age and stage in life to take home. For example, you’ll receive handouts about sleep, activity levels, and nutrition.

How often does my child need well-child visits?

Your child needs well-child visits at the following times:

  • 2 weeks 
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
  • 11 years
  • 12 years
  • 13 years
  • 14 years
  • 15 years
  • 16 years 
  • 17 years
  • 18 years
  • 19 years
  • 20 years 
  • 21 years

After their well-child visit at 21, your child can transition to a family or internal medicine specialist. 

Along with well-child visits, Advanced Pediatrics offers sick care, mental health care, and most everything else your child needs. Reach out anytime by phone or through the online scheduler.