Well Child Care

Well Baby Visits

  • Newborn Hospitalization- Admission history & physical, daily hospital visits, optional male circumcision, discharge examination & instructions.
  • 1 week- checkup, neonatal metabolic screening (heelstick blood test)
  • 1 month- checkup
  • 2 month- checkup, vaccines
  • 4 month- checkup, vaccines
  • 6 month- checkup, vaccines
  • 9 month- checkup, complete blood count to check for anemia (fingerstick blood test)
  • 12 month- (Has to be on or after the first birthday) checkup, vaccines
  • 15 month- checkup, vaccines
  • 18 month- checkup, vaccinations only if your child is behind

Well Child Visits

  • 2 years- checkup, optional Hepatitis A #1 (Hepatitis A #2 given 6-12 months later)
  • 3 years- checkup (Hep A #2)
  • 4 years- (Has to be on or after the 4 th Birthday) checkup, hearing & vision screen, vaccine boosters
  • 5 years- checkup, Review for Kindergarten readiness
  • 6-8 years- yearly checkups

Well Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Visits

  • 9-18 years- yearly checkups
  • Chicken pox vaccine (if no history of chicken pox)
  • Hepatitis B Series if not already given
  • Cholesterol screen, CBC, and urine dip at 14 years
  • Optional Gardasil series against Human Papilloma Virus for males and females
  • Prior to 7th grade only: Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster, Menactra
  • 10 yr vaccine against meningococcal meningitis


A physical includes a head to toe exam, review of past illnesses, refills of maintenance medications, developmental and speech screening, vaccinations (if due), and a growth check on the growth chart. Starting at age 4, blood pressure readings are checked with the yearly physical.

Forest Pediatrics

If you have a question for the nurses or providers, please call the office during business hours and leave a message on the nurses' voicemail at extension 11.

Messages left before noon will be called back before lunch. Messages left after noon will be called back before the end of the day.

The nurses do not usually answer directly when the phones ring, as they are usually busy with patients in the office. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Please use the Pediatric Advisor for information on many infant, children and teen health issues and concerns.