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Well-child exams

During a a well child visit, a pediatrician and boy smile as pediatrician uses a stethoscope to check boy's breathing.

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To help children and teens grow into healthy adults, we recommend well-child exams.

Also called well-care visits or checkups, wellness exams, or annual physicals, these regular medical examinations should start when a child is a few days old and continue until he or she is 20.

What can I expect during my child's physical?

When you bring your child to an Allina Health clinic for a well-care visit or checkup, your child's health care provider will:

  • measure your child's height and weight
  • ask questions about the environment in which your child is living
  • give immunizations (shots) that protect your child from certain diseases
  • answer questions about your child's well-being

Health and wellness handouts

These handouts outline what may be discussed and shots that may be given during checkups at certain ages.

Developmental milestone videos

These videos by Minnesota Department of Education explain what parents can expect in their child's development at different ages.