Well Child Visits
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have checkups in the first week of life--and then at 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, 36 months and then every year after that.
We believe that a strong doctor-patient relationship is good for children and families, so always do our best to schedule well child visits with the family's primary care provider. To help us do so, please call 6 weeks before you need an appointment (if you have a newborn, we will schedule your first few visits with you at your first appointment with us).
Call our office during regular business hours to schedule well child visits. If for some reason you cannot come to a scheduled visit, please call so that we can reschedule--your child's health is important to us!
Most immunizations are given during well child visits, but sometimes all a child needs is a shot--such as during flu season, or when catching up on missed vaccines. For convenience, we offer easy-to-schedule immunization visits with our nurses.
Follow-up visits and visits for ongoing health problems
Some conditions, such as asthma, constipation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or overweight need regular and more frequent visits with the doctor. As with well child visits, we work very hard to schedule these visits with your primary care doctor. Call during regular business hours to schedule these appointments. If you're not sure when or whether you need an appointment, ask to talk to one of our nurses.
Our Asthma Action Team helps children with asthma live normal, healthy lives. Talk to your doctor, or to one of our nurses, to find out if a visit with the Asthma Action Team would be a good idea for your child.
The Rainbow Program helps families of children with many or severe health problems. Our nurse practitioners and social workers work closely with our primary care providers and the specialists at Boston Children's Hospital to keep these children healthy and support their families.