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Well-Child Checkups

Children grow and change quickly. It is important your child visits a primary care prvider (PCP) on a regular basis even when he or she is not sick. These visits are called well-child checkups.

We offer well-child checkups for children from birth through age 20 as a covered benefit for our members.

During a well-child checkup, your child’s PCP:

  • Does a complete physical exam
  • Checks your child’s growth and nutrition
  • Checks your child’s vision, hearing and teeth
  • Gives shots as needed
  • Orders lab work (for example, a blood test) as needed
  • Gives you and your child information about your child’s health

Your child should get a well-child checkup once a year.

Read about nutrition from the Center for Disease Control to help your family stay active and eat well.