Kids & Teens Medical Group
Pediatrics located in Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia,
La Canada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys & Whittier, CA

Well Child Exam

Well Child Exam

Kids & Teens Medical Group
Well Child Exam in Los Angeles

Well-child visits allow your child’s pediatrician to monitor their growth and development from infancy through adolescence. The team of board-certified pediatricians at Kids & Teens Medical Group provides thorough well-child exams. Well-child visits help to identify early signs of disease, illness, or developmental challenges that may hinder your child’s growth. To schedule a well-child visit, call Kids & Teens Medical Group or request an appointment online today. The practice has locations throughout Greater Los Angeles in Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, Encino, and Whittier, California.

Well Child Exam Q & A

What is a well-child visit?

A well-child visit is a regular assessment of your child’s health, growth, and development. Because infancy and early childhood come with many physical, mental, and emotional changes, your child will see their pediatrician for these visits quite often.

As your child ages, these visits become annual appointments, much like a yearly physical exam.

Regular well-child visits are an important part of managing your child’s health and well-being. To ensure no child goes without care, Kids & Teens Medical Group offers free well-child exams and vaccinations for children without health insurance. 

How often does my child need a well-child visit?

Kids & Teens Medical Group recommends bringing your child in for their first well-child visit 3-5 days after birth. Their second visit typically takes place about 2-7 days later. These early well-child visits are an essential part of your family’s newborn care.

After completing these initial well-child visits, you should bring your child in for regular exams at:

  • One month

  • Two months

  • Four months

  • Six months

  • Nine months

  • 12 months

  • 15 months

  • 18 months

  • Two years

  • 30 months

  • Three years

After your child’s third birthday, it’s important to schedule well-child visits every year.

What happens during a well-child visit?

This answer depends on your child’s age. At the beginning of the well-child visit, the Kids & Teens Medical Group team records your child’s height (length for infants), weight, vitals, and head circumference (for infants).

Other common elements of a routine well-child visit include:

  • Checking inside the ears, nose, and throat

  • Listening to the lungs and breathing

  • Palpating the abdomen

  • Testing reflexes

  • Administering necessary vaccines

  • Testing vision and hearing

  • Assessing behavior and motor skills

Monitoring your child’s growth and development helps your pediatrician detect early signs of disease or developmental issues. If they identify a cause for concern, they may recommend further testing. Blood work, urinalysis, lung function tests, and certain screenings allow your pediatrician to investigate these potential health concerns.

How can I prepare for a well-child visit?

The best way to prepare for a well-child visit is to make sure your child is comfortable. Feeding your child before the visit and scheduling their appointment after naptime can help create a positive experience for your child at their visit.

It’s also important to address any questions or concerns you have regarding your child’s growth and development. These visits give you an opportunity to connect with your pediatrician. If possible, please bring a list of questions or topics you want to discuss.

To schedule a well-child visit with a board-certified pediatrician, call Kids & Teens Medical Group or request an appointment online today.

Kids & Teens Medical Group