What is a well-child visit?
Your child's body is growing and changing every day. Staying on top of your child's health and development is part of our mission to keep kids healthy. This is why we offer child well-visits at Health Services of North Texas at the Wylie Children's Medical Clinic in Wylie, TX. Seeing a doctor just once a year during periods of rapid growth may seem ideal, but realistically, having your child in for a well-visit is great for preventing health conditions.
Setting your child up for a healthy relationship with his or her body in childhood is a wonderful gift you can give your child. You can do this with well-visits at least once a year to prepare him or her for getting their annual physical. Having access to healthcare even when you are not sick is a great opportunity to acknowledge your child's health. HSNT wants to be your child's medical home. We like to celebrate good health, as well as helping when illnesses arise. To learn more about well-visits at our Plano, TX facility, please call and schedule an appointment. HSNT has in-person visits and telehealth appointments available as well.
Pediatric Well-Visits Reviews
"Bryan was happy about feeling that she was talking to him. I was happy because I felt like I was getting the information I needed to get."- B. J / Office Visit / May 11, 2020
"The pediatric care employee's were very nice and they listened to my concerns. Sonja Estep was very nice and my kids actually cooperated with the instructions."- K.D. / Google / Jul 31, 2020
"My daughters saw Halloc and he was amazing 👏. I've never seen anyone get through to my, on occasion, wonderfully stubborn young ladies as he did. He truly made going in for a check up, well child, immunization update, blood test kinda day into something positive...I sure wish I knew how he did this! My kids actually asked if they could only reschedule with him if we went back...what is this magic?!? lol THANK YOU!!!!!!"- D.H. / Facebook / Aug 14, 2020
"Just relocated to Tx and I loved my Childrens previous pediatrician. So I had very high expectations. I can’t believe I found such a great office on my first try. Great Staff, and Dr. Ellepola was amazing definitely making them our primary care"- A.S. / Google / Jul 13, 2023
What Are the Benefits of Pediatric Well-Visits?
Bringing your child to the doctor only when they’re sick or feeling unwell can be a natural habit to get into. However, pediatric well-visits at Health Services of North Texas help make sure your little one is as healthy as possible at any time and keep tabs on their healthy development. Benefits of pediatric well-visits at our Plano or Wylie, TX offices may include:
- Tracking your child’s growth and development milestones
- Checking hearing and vision for any issues
- Providing immunizations to keep your child up to date on illness prevention
- Monitoring changes in mood, appetite, and sleep
- Potential early detection of chronic or autoimmune issues
- A chance for parents to apeak about any concerns about their child’s health and development
- Building a rapport with our health practitioners
During a well-visit at HSNT
When you bring your child into Wylie Children's Medical Clinic, you can expect a family and kid-friendly atmosphere. At our Plano, TX, facility, we will document your child's weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature at the beginning of the appointment. Your child may need to give a urine sample and a blood draw. Our pediatric practitioners and physicians will perform the well-child exam. You may be asked about your child's medical history, immunization record, and more. You may also need to have a discussion about your child's sleeping patterns, nutrition, level of physical activity, emotional issues, or any concerning matter that you may have at that time.
When You need Follow-up appointments
Sometimes, we see children that do need follow-up appointments or a referral to see a specialist after a well-visit. We do offer in-house testing at Wylie Children's Medical Clinic. However, if we receive an abnormal result, our practitioner may suggest a follow-up with a pediatrician or a specialist when needed.
Pediatric Well-Visit FAQ
Are well-child visits covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies cover well-child visits in full (100%).
How often should your child have a well-visit?
According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, you should take your child to a pediatrician for a well-visit checkup seven times between the ages of 1– 4.
What are the ages for a child well visit?
Most doctors recommend a well-visit at two weeks, two months, four months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, two years, 2 ½ years, three years, and four years.
Stay Healthy with well-visits
A pediatric well-visit is a preventive care appointment you can make for your child. With an experienced and highly qualified medical team at Health Services of North Texas, your child can have medical care, from infancy and into the teen years. Contact our pediatrics team at the Wylie Children's Medical Clinic in Wylie, TX for more information. At our Plano, TX facility, we care for you and your family, even in times of good health.
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