Child Check-Ups in the North Chicago Area

Pediatricians in Lindenhurst, Lake Bluff, and Vernon Hills, IL

As a child grows and develops, especially during the early stages of life, it is best for pediatricians to monitor their development through a series of regularly scheduled appointments. These are known as well-child visits.

The team of caring pediatricians at Lake Forest Pediatric Associates are all board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and have years of experience providing a full range of medical services for all children from newborn to age 22. We are at your side for all your child’s milestones—the first smile, steps, words, and tantrums. With locations in Lake Bluff, Lindenhurst, and Vernon Hills, there is bound to be an office near you! To schedule a well-child checkup, give us a call at (847) 295-1220 or request an appointment through our secure online form. We see patients from Vernon Hills, North Chicago, Lake Forest, Knollwood, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lindenhurst, and the surrounding areas.

Well-Child Visit Schedule

Each well-child visit is strategically planned based on the child’s age. These types of appointments provide an excellent opportunity for a pediatrician to examine the child and determine whether or not they are meeting the normal developmental milestones.

Children are advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics to attend a well-child visit at the following ages:

  • 2 – 5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 and a half years
Once the child reaches 3 years of age, it is recommended that they participate in a well-child visit once each year until they are 22 years old. 

Primary Purpose of a Well-Child Visit

The biggest benefit to bringing your kid to regular well-child visits is to prevent potential physical, mental, or social issues such as:

  • Childhood diseases
  • Sleep disorders
  • Abnormalities in height, weight, or head circumference
  • Behavior disorders such as ADHD, OCD, etc.

Immunizations are often administered at well-child visits in order to avoid potential illnesses. Parents may also wish to discuss safety protocols for their home or the child’s school.

An added benefit to seeing a pediatrician so often during the first few months and years of a child’s life is that it gives parents the perfect opportunity to bond closely with their family pediatrician. This greatly increases the likelihood that parents will reach out or ask additional questions of their pediatrician, which can substantially improve the health of the child.

Please note that insurance plans generally cover these types of preventative care visits. However, if there are other concerns that need to be addressed (ie: cold, flu, stomach ache, headaches, etc.) during the well visit, a sick visit code will be filed in addition to the well visit. This may result in a regular co-pay, deductible, or other co-insurance amounts being applied to the date of service. Due to the variety and uniqueness of insurance plans, we highly recommend parents contact their insurance company to understand what may or may not be covered.

Schedule an Appointment in Lake Bluff, Lindenhurst, or Vernon Hills Today

Lake Forest Pediatric Associates are available 365 days a year – with medical professionals on call 24 hours a day – to provide the all-around care that your family deserves. Be sure your child is healthy and on schedule for their immunizations with an exam from Lake Forest Pediatric Associates. If your child is due for a well-child visit, contact Lake Forest Pediatric Associates today to schedule an appointment. The pediatricians with Lake Forest Pediatric Associates are all board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and have years of experience caring for children of all ages. With locations in Lake Bluff, Lindenhurst, and Vernon Hills, there is bound to be an office near you!