A well-child visit is a regularly scheduled check-up with your child's primary care provider. Choices for your child's care include a pediatrician, pediatric nurse practitioner or a family practice provider.
When to schedule
Routine well-child care is recommended from birth into adulthood, at the ages specified below. To better understand your child's development and what to expect at each well-child visit, click the appropriate link:
Usually covered by insurance: Most insurance plans, including BadgerCare, cover 100 percent of exam charges. Contact your insurance provider for specifics.
Acceptable for school, sports, camp and college physicals
Well-child visits include a thorough physical exam as well as immunizations and screening, as needed. These visits are acceptable for school, sports, camp and college physicals.
Well visits are also a time to look at your child's development and to discuss age-appropriate concerns such as:
- Sleeping and eating habits
- Toilet training
- Social and sexual issues
- School progress
Care that is convenient and close to home
Please bring your questions and concerns along to your appointment. Your primary care provider (either a pediatrician, pediatric nurse practitioner or family medicine physician) will help answer your questions so you can make informed choices.
Our Pediatrics team offers convenient evening and weekend hours to fit your busy schedule. Well-child visits can be scheduled year round, but summer appointments fill up quickly, so be sure to schedule early if your child needs an exam during the summer months.