Well Child Visits

Regular preventive care visits (also called "well child visits") are performed according to the schedule promoted by the Bright Futures program of the American Academy of Pediatrics. These visits include a comprehensive medical and social history, age-appropriate screenings for significant issues, a complete physical exam, and appropriate laboratory and hearing and vision examinations. Age-appropriate immunizations are also a part of these visits.

In New York, all insurance plans are required to cover these visits and immunizations. Some plans may not cover the recommended screenings, however, and payment for these screenings will be the patient's responsibility.

We strongly suggest that you schedule your child's next well child visit BEFORE YOU LEAVE following the current visit--during certain times of the year, our schedule can become full months in advance, and we do not want your child to miss a recommended scheduled visit.

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