Well child care

Important information about well visits:

  • Routine well visits (AKA physicals) are recommended at the following ages:
    • 3-5 days (usually 1-2 days after discharge from the hospital), additional weight checks are usually required but are not considered "well" visits for insurance purposes
    • 2 week (recommended to check weight and heart, but not considered a "well" visit per insurance)
    • 1 month
    • 2 months
    • 4 months
    • 6 months
    • 9 months
    • 12 months
    • 15 months
    • 18 months
    • 24 months
    • 30 months
    • Yearly beginning at 3 years. While initially this is around the birth date, as children become school aged, we recommend moving up a few months at a time to get to a summer physical. This avoids missing school during the school year for well care and allows athletes in 7th -12th grade to have required sports forms filled out after May 1st but before the season starts (as required by Kansas law).
  • We recommend reading each well section corresponding to your child's age before and/or after your well visits.
  • All athletes in grades 7-12 need to have a physical after May 1st and before the season startsView more information about required forms. If your insurance will not allow a second well visit but a sports physical is required, we can bill you a lower fee directly. Please visit our News Page for details.
  • If you are interested in WIC, please view the Kansas WIC Program Fact Sheet.
  • If you are scheduled for a well visit and have additional concerns (such as earache, warts, acne), be aware that your insurance may require an additional charge. If you are uncertain about your coverage or simply desire more time to adequately address all concerns, we advise that you schedule a separate appointment for additional issues. View more information about insurance and billing.
  • If your additional concern is something that deserves a considerable amount of time (asthma management, behavior concerns, chronic headaches or abdominal pain), we may require that you schedule a separate appointment to evaluate it to provide the best care for your child.
  • If your child has an emergent need on the day of a well appointment (such as wheezing), we may choose to address that issue and reschedule the well visit.

Physicals

Athletic Heart Screen

Should your child participate in one of the school sponsored heart screenings?

Speech Development

We often get questions about normal speech development. Here are some tips.

Pre-Visit Questionnaires

Clipboard stethoscope

To help get the most out of your child's well visit (physical), please print the age - appropriate questionnaire, fill it in, and bring it to your visit. (If your child isn't exactly the age listed, pick the one closest to the age.) Feel free to use the back side of the paper if you need more room.

Medication Administration in Kansas Daycares and Schools

The state of Kansas DOES NOT require a physician prescription or note to use over the counter medications for schools or day cares. In day cares prescription medications do not require separate physician written instructions: the prescription label serves the purpose for day cares to give medications prescribed by a licensed provider.

Daycare and Summer Camps

The following links provide information on various daycare and summer camp programs. While we link to sites we find useful, we cannot be responsible for their content.

Sleep: Normal Patterns and Needs

Tired children should fall to sleep easily, but if they are overtired, they may become hyper and unable to sleep. Signs of being tired include fussiness, tantrums, rubbing eyes, asking for the bedtime routine (book, toothbrush, snack, etc.), not having interest in playing, and becoming hyperactive.

Well child care: 0-2 Months

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 4 Months

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 6 Months

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 9 Months

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: One Year

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 15 Months

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 18 Months

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 2 Years

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 2 1/2 Years (30 Months)

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 3 Years

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 4-6 Years

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: 7-12 Years

Information regarding developmental goals, safety, immunizations, and nutrition information.

Well child care: Teens

Learn about the growth and development of teenagers, and discover some valuable parenting tips for these challenging years.