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Kid Care: Checkups

How often should your child see a healthcare provider? Of course, it makes sense to take your child when he or she is sick. But your child also needs wellness checkups. During these checkups, the provider will examine your child. He or she will see how your child is growing. And you can ask questions. Take your child to see his or her provider using the schedule below. Or use the schedule your child's provider gives you.

Doctor listening to girl's chest with stethoscope.

Sample checkup schedule*

Up to 1 year old

3-5 days, by 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months

Ages 1 to 4 years

12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, 3 years, 4 years

5 years and older

Every year

*This schedule is based on advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (2014). Your child's provider may give you other advice for your child.

Online Medical Reviewer: Heather Trevino
Online Medical Reviewer: Liora C Adler MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Pat F Bass MD MPH
Date Last Reviewed: 3/1/2020
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