Well-Child Visits

Seeing your Banner pediatrician isn’t just for when your child is sick. A well-child visit is a checkup for your child that tracks their health and ensures they’re growing and developing normally. A visit to the doctor can be hard for some children, but our practices are designed around kids, and our caring staff knows how to make your child’s visit as comfortable as possible. We’re here to provide the best health, and the best experience, for every kid.

What Does a Well-Child Visit Consist Of?

A well-child visit typically consists of:

  • A physical exam
  • Any necessary vaccinations or blood tests
  • Tracking growth, development and behavior
  • Discussions around how to handle emergencies and sudden illnesses
  • Discussions around topics such as illness prevention, nutrition, physical fitness and safety.

How Often Should a Child Have a Well-Child Visit?

Depending on the needs of your child, your pediatrician will help determine the appropriate number of visits. Well-child visits typically follow these guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

From birth until a child’s first birthday, a pediatric visit is recommended at:

  • 3-5 days after birth
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months

After their first birthday until kindergarten, see your pediatrician at:

  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years

Children and adolescents from 4 to 21-years-old should visit their doctor annually.


Milestones are developmental behaviors or physical skills seen in infants and children as they grow and develop. These milestones help doctors make sure your child is growing and developing at a normal pace.

Banner Children’s compassionate and caring staff is here to help guide you through every phase of your child’s life.