Well Child Exams

Well Child Exams

Well Child Exams services offered in Pueblo, CO

If your child is due for a yearly well-child exam, the skilled primary care team at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. in Pueblo, Colorado, offers this service for babies, kids, and teenagers. They complete comprehensive wellness checkups to ensure your child stays healthy or detect potential problems early. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Well Child Exams Q & A

What are well-child exams?

Well-child exams are medical evaluations that assess how healthy your child is. These visits allow your child’s specialist to monitor their development, growth, and overall well-being. The University Family Medicine Center, P.C. team cares for children of all ages, including babies and teenagers.

What are the benefits of well-child exams?

The main benefit of attending routine well-child exams is early illness and disease detection. During the exams, your child’s provider screens for medical issues, growth problems, and potential developmental delays. They diagnose and treat such problems before they become worrisome and provide vaccinations to reduce your child’s chance of getting sick.

What happens during child wellness checkups?

During well-child checkups at University Family Medicine Center, P.C., the experienced medical team weighs your child, evaluates their height, checks the head circumference of babies, and assesses growth patterns and body mass index (BMI).

A University Family Medicine Center, P.C. provider checks your child’s pulse, temperature, blood pressure, or other vital signs. They complete a medical history review by asking questions about their personal and family history of disease, potential symptoms, and medication regimen.

The team also addresses your child’s lifestyle habits, including physical activity patterns, diet, and sleeping patterns. They evaluate children’s cognitive development using various techniques.

The University Family Medicine Center, P.C. team completes a comprehensive physical exam by assessing your child’s hearing, vision, breathing, heartbeat, reflexes, and more to check for signs of illnesses and diseases.

If needed because of disease risk factors, University Family Medicine Center, P.C. offers urine testing, blood tests, imaging procedures, or other diagnostic tests. They provide childhood vaccinations, medication prescriptions, other treatments, and specialist referrals whenever needed.

How often should I schedule well-child exams?

Schedule wellness exams for your child at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. once yearly or more often if you have a child under age 3. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends wellness exams in babies, children, and teens when they reach the following:

  • 3-5 days old
  • 1, 2, 4, and 6 months of age
  • 9, 12, 15, and 18 months old
  • 2, 2 1/2, and 3 years old
  • Every year after age 3

You can schedule an appointment at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. if your child gets sick, develops unusual symptoms, or gets injured.

To schedule a well-child exam, call the University Family Medicine Center, P.C. office, or use the online booking feature today.