Schedule an Annual Well-Child Checkup

Summer is an excellent time to prioritize your child’s health with a well-child checkup. Here’s why:

Annual Wellness Exam: Summer break serves as a timely reminder to schedule your child’s annual comprehensive wellness exam (also known as a “well-child checkup”). During this visit, your child’s pediatrician assesses their overall health, development, and well-being.  The annual checkup can also serve as a sports physical for the next 12 months.

Adolescent Development: Adolescents experience rapid physical and emotional changes. A yearly wellness visit allows you and your child to check in and address any health concerns before the new school year begins and help reinforce making healthy decisions. Balancing academics, home life, friendships, and extracurricular activities can be challenging, and a checkup provides valuable insights into your child’s overall well-being.

School Requirements: Many schools require proof of immunizations, a physical examination, and eye and dental checkups. These requirements may vary based on the grade your child is entering. Make sure to review your child’s school guidelines to ensure compliance.

Building Trust: Regular checkups help children build trust with their healthcare provider. When faced with challenges, they feel safe discussing their health openly and honestly. Summer checkups contribute to this trust-building process.

Remember, prioritizing your child’s health during summer sets the stage for a successful school year. Schedule that well-child checkup and ensure your child’s overall well-being!

Please call 847-295-1220 or reach out via the Patient Portal to schedule an appointment.