Children and toddlers grow and change fast in early childhood. Routine visits with a Primary Care Provider (PCP) help keep your child healthy, and offer the chance for you to get regular updates on their health and development.
Well-child visits may also be referred to as well-baby exams, well-child checks, or routine checkups.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends regular well-child visits until your child turns three years of age, and then annually after that. These visits are an important part of keeping young children healthy.
Well-child visits are covered at no ($0) out-of-pocket cost when you visit an in-network provider. These visits include preventive and other services to address:
Visit the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for more about well-child visits.
All of the below well-child visits are covered at no cost to you, with a network provider* (click the links to read what you can expect at these visits):
1 weekafter hospital discharge
Some providers may schedule a 30-month visit.
Starting at age 3, schedule an annual preventive visit with your child’s PCP.
Vaccines help keep children safe and free from vaccine-preventable diseases. Approved vaccines are covered with $0 cost to you when given by a network provider*. Here are five reasons to vaccinate children:
View the CDC's vaccines for children page to learn more. If your child misses a recommended vaccine, talk with their PCP about catching up—in most cases it isn't too late.
*If your plan uses a provider network, review your summary of benefits and coverage for network provider details.