The Esse Health Pediatrics team is committed to making sure your child grows up healthy. The best way for that to happen is to bring your child to all of their Well Child Visits. Sometimes called "check-ups," these Well Visits follow a schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). While Well Child Visits are designed to make sure your child is healthy and normal, if we discover an illness or a problem, we begin taking care of that at the same visit. Schedule your child's next Well Visit anytime you are in the office.

Well Child Check-up Schedule:

(We do a lot at every Check-up. Click to see what we do at each appointment.)

    Newborn Hospital Visit

    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Discuss Breastfeeding/Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Perform Hearing Screening and Newborn Screening
    • Give Scheduled Immunization
    1-3 days after Hospital Discharge
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Check for Jaundice
    • Discuss Breastfeeding/Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunization (if not given at birth)
    2 Weeks
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Discuss Breastfeeding/Nutrition, Healthy Habits (sleep, exercise), Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunization (if not given at birth)

    2 Months
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Check Mom for Postpartum Depression
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare (if needed)
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    4 Months
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Check Mom for Postpartum Depression
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare (if needed)
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    6 Months
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Check Mom for Postpartum Depression
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare (if needed)
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    9 Months
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare (if needed)
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    12 Months
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Perform Periodic Vision Screening
    • Check for Anemia and/or Lead Poisoning
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare (if needed)
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Annual History form, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    15 Months
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare (if needed)
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    18 Months
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Check for Autism
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare (if needed)
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    2 Years
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Check for Autism
    • Perform Periodic Vision Screening
    • Screen for Lead poisoning
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare or Preschool
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    2.5 Years
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for Daycare or Preschool
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    3 Years
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Perform Periodic Vision and Hearing Screening
    • Screen for Lead poisoning
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits, Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Catch-up Immunizations (if needed)
    • Complete Forms for Daycare or Preschool
    • Links/Forms: ASQ, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    4-6 Years
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Perform Periodic Vision and Hearing Screening
    • Screen for Lead poisoning (yearly until age 5 yrs)
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits (sleep, exercise), Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for School, Camp
    • Links/Forms: ASQ (until 5 yrs), Lead screen (until 5 yrs), Annual History Form, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    7-11 Years
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Perform Periodic Vision and Hearing Screening
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits (sleep, exercise), Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for School, Camp, Sports, Scouts
    • Links/Forms: Annual History Form, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing
    12-18 Years
    • Examine Your Child from Head to Toe
    • Answer Parent Questions about Health
    • Track Your Child's Growth
    • Address Development and Behavior
    • Screen for Anxiety and Depression
    • Perform Periodic Vision and Hearing Screening
    • Manage Ongoing Diseases
    • Discuss Nutrition, Healthy Habits (sleep, exercise), Safety and more
    • Provide Guidance for Upcoming Health and Development Milestones
    • Give Scheduled Immunizations
    • Complete Forms for School, Camp, Sports, Scouts
    • Links/Forms: Annual History Form, Edinburgh, Tylenol/Advil/Motrin Dosing