As your child grows, there are crucial developmental milestones like your child’s first smile, words, and steps. At Longwood Pediatrics we practice whole kid care that includes wellness visits at:
At Birth (We will come and see your baby in the hospital)
- 3-5 days of life
- Two weeks
- One month
- Two months
- Four months
- Six months
- Nine months
- Twelve months
- Fifteen months
- Eighteen months
- Twenty-four months
- Thirty months
- Thirty-six months
- Annually after age 3
These routine wellness exams allow us to monitor your child’s growth and development and cultivate a partnership designed to optimize your child’s health within a Patient Centered Medical Home framework.
What Happens During a Well Child Visit?
The first three years are a time of rapid growth and development for your child. Well child visits typically involve:
- A physical exam and history
- Updates to the family dynamic or social history
- Basic developmental screenings
- Routine or customized immunizations
- Nutrition counseling
- One-on-one discussions about sleep, feeding, emotional intelligence, behavioral issues, limit-setting, any medical issues or other parental concerns
We take the time to answer any and all questions that you have regarding your child’s wellbeing so that your baby grows up healthy and happy.
Screening for Developmental Delay
At Longwood Pediatrics, toddlers receive a formal developmental screening at the 18-month and 24-month routine checkup. We also complete informal screenings at each of the well child visits in order to assure your child is developing normally. We are happy to provide formal screening at any other time upon request or if otherwise indicated.
Some of the developmental assessment tools we use at Longwood Pediatrics are:
- ADHD Assessment
- Depression Screening 11 to 18 years of age
When appropriate, we will coordinate care and make referrals to specialists for more in-depth evaluations.
School, Sport, and Camp Physicals
As your child gets older, Longwood Pediatrics offers school, sport, and camp physicals. We are happy to provide detailed guidance to your child’s school/program regarding:
- Physical and nutritional needs
- Customized and routine vaccines
- Any other special considerations
If your child has had a comprehensive exam within the last year and does not require another physical, we request that you email, fax, mail or deliver the appropriate forms to our office for completion at least 3 days before the registration deadline.