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A well visit is more than a weight check, a sports physical, or a time for shots. It's also an opportunity to ask questions about your child's growth, development, behavior, and general health. During the school years, it is common for us to answer questions about how your child eats, sleeps, learns, and gets along with others. With our older patients, we help foster teens' independence by asking about their health care concerns in a private, safe space. We check up on chronic health issues like asthma and ADHD at well visits too, so you don't have to make an extra trip to our office. Most importantly, a well visit is our chance to learn more about you, your family, and your values. This knowledge helps us all achieve your health care goals as a team.

Well visits typically require no copayment. Always check with your insurance provider to find out whether well visits are covered once per calendar year, or once every 365 days. We keep our schedules open a full year in advance, so you can always book your next physical while at your checkup!

Commonwealth Pediatrics Well Visit Schedule

 

 Visit Routine vaccines, labs, screenings
 Birth  Vaccines: Hep B (if not already done in hospital)
 2 week
 No routine vaccines
Questionnaires: PHQ-2, Health Needs Assessment
1 month Vaccines: Hep B
Questionnaires: SWYC, PHQ-2
2 month Vaccines: Pentacel, Rotavirus, PCV13
Questionnaires: SWYC, PHQ-2, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
4 month Vaccines: Pentacel, Rotavirus, PCV13
Questionnaires: SWYC, PHQ-2, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
6 month

Vaccines: Pentacel, Rotavirus, PCV13, annual Influenza (September - April)
Questionnaires: SWYC, PHQ-2, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen

9 month Vaccines: annual Influenza (September - April)
Labs: Hep B, Lead and Hemoglobin
Questionnaires: SWYC, TB screen
12 month

Vaccines: MMR, Varicella, Hep A, annual Influenza (September - April)

  Questionnaires: SWYC, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen 
15 month

Vaccines: Pentacel, PCV13, annual Influenza (September - April)

Questionnaires: SWYC, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen 
18 month Vaccines: Hep A, annual Influenza (September - April)
Questionnaires: SWYC, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
24 month Vaccines: annual Influenza (September - April)
Labs: Lead and Hemoglobin
Questionnaires: SWYC, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
2.5 year Vaccines: annual Influenza (September - April)
Labs: Lead and Hemoglobin (if not done at 24 month visit)
Developmental questionnaire: SWYC
3 year

Vaccines: annual Influenza (September - April)
Labs: Lead and Hemoglobin
Vision Screening

Questionnaires: SWYC, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen 
4 year Vaccines: Proquad, Quadracel, annual Influenza (September - April)
Vision and hearing screening
Questionnaires: SWYC, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
 5-10 years
Annual well visit and Influenza vaccine are recommended
Vision and hearing screening at 5, 6, 8, and 10 year visits
Non-fasting cholesterol screening at 10 year visit (outside lab)
Questionnaires: SWYC or PSC-17, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
 11 year
 Vaccines: HPV, Tdap, Meningococcal ACWY, annual Influenza (September - April)
Questionnaires: PSC-17, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
 12 year
Vaccines: HPV, annual Influenza shot (September - April)
Vision and hearing screening
Questionnaires: PSC-17, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
 13-15 year
Vaccines: HPV, annual Influenza (September - April)
Vision and hearing screening at age 15
Questionnaires: PSC-17Y, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
Starting at age 13, your child will spend the 2nd half of their visit alone with their provider. Be sure to review our Adolescent Confidentiality Policy!
16 year
Vaccines: Meningococcal ACWY, annual Influenza (September - April)
Questionnaires: PSC-17Y, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen
 17-21 years

Annual well visit and Influenza vaccine are recommended
Discuss need for Meningitis B vaccination before college
Vision and hearing screening at 17 year visit
Non-fasting cholesterol screening at 21 year visit (outside lab)
Recommend referral to GYN at age 21 for female patients
Questionnaires: PSC-17Y or PHQ-4, Health Needs Assessment, TB screen

We like seeing patients through their college years, but need to see them every year.

Please review our Adolescent Transition Policy!

*Please make sure we have your current phone number and contact information on file, and book visits ahead of time during your spring, summer, and winter breaks from school*

 22-23 years

Transition to adult medicine!

Record transfer form

 

Combo Vaccine Key: Quadracel = DTap and IPV; Pentacel = DTap, IPV, and Hib; ProQuad = MMR and Varicella

CDC Vaccine Information Statements: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html

Last updated: July 2021