Regular checkups help ensure that babies, kids, and teens are growing and developing as they should. They’re also a great opportunity to chat about how your kiddo is doing, his or her health goals, what to expect next year, and any other questions you may have. In addition to the physical exam, well visits often include other important preventive care like immunizations, screenings, and tests. Learn more about what to expect at your next well visit by viewing our Visit & Vaccine Schedule.
We follow the AAP’s Bright Futures recommendations for pediatric preventive care, which include:
- Neonatal State Screen Blood Test = Checks for 40+ rare disorders that can cause brain damage or death if not treated early. Learn more at Oregon Health Authority Newborn Screening.
- Dental varnishing = Topical application of fluoride to help prevent tooth decay
- Developmental Screening = Checks whether your child’s development is typical for his or her age
- Dyslipidemia screen = Checks cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Hearing screening = Checks for hearing problems
- Hemoglobin = Checks for anemia
- Lead level = Checks for lead exposure
- Reproductive health = Health education surrounding male/female reproductive systems
- STD/HIV Screen = Checks for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases
- Vision screening = Checks for vision problems
- Sports physicals = Oregon schools require a pre-participation exam and OSAA form before an athlete is cleared to play team sports. An annual well check also meets the requirements of a sports physical and is 100% covered by most insurance plans. We will also complete the OSAA form if you’ve had a well check within the last year.