Children's preventive care

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

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:

  • Growth and development
  • Potential health concerns
  • Emotions, behavior, and safety
  • Age-specific vaccinations, screenings, and tests
  • Blood lead screening for children at risk of lead poisoning
  • Any questions or concerns you might have

See a list of covered preventive services for children at

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

2-month visit

4-month visit

6-month visit

9-month visit

12-month visit

15-month visit

18-month visit

24-month visit

Some providers may schedule a 30-month visit.

Starting at age 3, schedule an annual preventive visit with your child’s PCP.

Childhood vaccinations

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:

  1. Immunizations can save a child's life.
  2. Vaccinations are safe and effective.
  3. Immunity protects others.
  4. Immunizations can save time and money.
  5. Immunizations help protect future generations.

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. 

Other children’s health resources

You can go to your PCP, pharmacy, or both to be vaccinated. See our list of retail pharmacies that provide vaccinations. If you receive pharmacy benefits through another carrier, be sure to confirm insurance coverage of vaccines provided at your pharmacy.

Guidelines to keep in mind:
  • You don't need a prescription if you get a vaccines at one of the listed retail pharmacies
  • You can get vaccines from your PCP, pharmacy, or a combination of both
  • Call your pharmacy to ask if a vaccine is in stock or available
  • Visit to learn more about vaccines and schedules