Well Visit Schedule

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have well visits for preventive health care on the following schedule:

  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 and a half years
  • Yearly thereafter

Nine- and eighteen-month-olds need a screening for iron and lead levels. This can be done at the time of your visit, via fingerstick.

Fluoride varnish visits can be scheduled separately, every 3-6 months after the first tooth erupts. If you are seeing a dentist every 6 months, come to us on the alternate 6 months for varnish. If you have not seen a dentist yet, come to us every 3 months until you do. We recommend seeing a dentist starting at one year old. Read about fluoride varnish here.

Please feel free to print this page as a reminder. Since the office opens appointments two weeks in advance, most parents put reminders for the whole first 3 years on their calendar. It’s best to mark the date two weeks before each of these appointments, to remind yourself to schedule the check-ups. That way, you won’t miss any check-ups!