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Well Child Care > Important information about well visits:

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 starts. View 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.
  • If you need to discuss something with the provider but you don't want you child to hear, please plan ahead. For more on this, see Talking About Your Child Privately.

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