A well-child exam is performed to assess the growth and health of a child, which is very important during all stages of development. A complete physical exam will be a part of each visit. The goal is to assist in preventing problems from going undiagnosed and to support parents when raising their child or children. During the exam, the child's height, weight, and head circumference will be measured. Hearing and vision may also be assessed during these exams. Well-exams are important for all children, can help identify common childhood issues, and help the child and family learn to maintain healthy habits throughout life.
During the exam, parents will receive information on:
Before the exam, writing down a list of questions or concerns can be very helpful. However, if your list is long, it may indicate you need another appointment. The nurse practitioner will compare the child’s growth and developmental milestones. Information collected will be saved in the child's medical record. These metrics help to determine if the child is on schedule with development and can help to spot any areas of concern. The nurse practitioner will also likely discuss other wellness topics including family relationships and wellbeing, education, and access to community services. In addition, the practice offers special care from a nutritionist, massage therapist, and psychotherapist.
Well-child visits will typically begin when the child is 2 to 3 days old. The nurse practitioner may prolong this time until the child is 1 to 2 weeks old for parents who have other children. Following these visits, it is suggested that parents bring a child in when they have reached:
Visits may be conducted more frequently if there is a concern or a special requirement for the child.
Here is a list of insurances we accept. We do not accept Kaiser or Denver Health Medicaid or some plans that were purchased on the health exchange website. Each plan has unique benefits, so we encourage you to contact your insurance to ask if we are in-network. Please have your card at the time of service; co-pays are expected at time of visit. If we are not in-network, if you are not insured, or your insurance is inactive, payment is due at the time of service. We can coordinate payment plans when needed.