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July 13, 2021

During a Well Child Exam, the following are completed/reviewed:

  • Complete health history review
  • Physical examination
  • Various screenings which may include but are not limited to vision/hearing, anemia, blood pressure, depression or other mental health issues as appropriate
  • Discussion of the child’s weight, height and body mass index, nutrition, sleep habits, physical development and activity, risks to health and safety, status of chronic conditions
  • Immunization as needed
  • Preventive health recommendations
  • Creating a plan of care for any issues found
  • Discussion of adolescent issues including avoiding drugs, tobacco and alcohol
  • Referrals as needed
  • Develops an open, trusting relationship with the parents and patient so they can turn to the provider with questions or concerns during their child’s development

Sports Physicals:

Sports Physicals are designed to clear an athlete for participation in sports and include:

  • Physical examination
  • Medical history

For these reasons, children and adolescents are encouraged to have a Well Child Exam once per year, regardless of whether they play sports or not.

Virtual Visits and Winter Weather

With the winter weather fast approaching, it can often be difficult to make your scheduled appointments. The harsh weather and road conditions can turn your day upside down. Don’t fret, NEW Health offers virtual visits! Receive the same quality care you have come to rely on without the drive to the clinic! All you need…