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Important

The periodicity schedule is designed for the care of children who have no significant health problems and are growing and developing in satisfactory fashion. Children with special health and/or developmental needs may require more frequent visits for health supervision.

Children and adolescents with special psychosocial needs may also require additional visits for counseling or other treatment. This may include children whose families are undergoing significant stress or major transitions, or children being served by state child protective services.

Health screening and other services must also accomodate the culture and first language of the child or adolescent and that of the family or caregivers.

Additonal resources for providing care for families with the some of the needs described above may be found at:

Infancy

Infant and fatherWell Child Visits are recommended at the following ages. Select an age for specific recommendations and resources:

Prenatal visit - for first time and high risk parents, and upon request.

First week visits - timing, frequency and content must be individualized according to the infant’s unique medical, family and environmental circumstances.

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Early & Middle Childhood

Well Child Visits are recommended at the following ages. Select an age for specific recommendations and resources.

*15 months - Routine for some. Primary care provider and parent(s) may decide necessity, unless immunization is required.

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Adolescence

Well Child Visits are recommended at the following ages. Select an age for specific recommendations and resources.

Annual adolescent visits--emphasize developmental, psychosocial, and behavioral/risk assessment.

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