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Why well visits?

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Babies need a lot of wellness checkups to ensure their growth and development are on track. Akron Children’s pediatrician Arthur Lavin, MD, shares why well visits are essential during baby’s first year.

Well visits are important for toddlers, too. Kids should be seen for well visits at 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months. Your child will receive a physical exam at each visit, along with developmental screenings and any vaccines that are needed. It’s the perfect time to talk to the provider about your child’s behavior and development.

From ages 3-21, the well visit schedule changes to once a year. Annual well visits track your child’s physical and emotional health over time, so you can be referred to a specialist if needed. Well visits include physical exams, any vaccines your child needs, age-related screenings, completion of sports/work physical forms and much more. 

Schedule a well visit

If your child needs a well visit, schedule online with MyChart if you have an active account. Otherwise, click here.




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