Well-Child Exams

Well-Child Exams

Well-Child Exams services offered in Las Vegas, NV

You know your child needs to see their medical provider when they’re sick, but they also need to visit them when they’re healthy. The skilled and experienced staff of medical practitioners at Jurani Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, manage health at every stage of life and provide well-child exams. These exams monitor your child’s health, growth, and development from birth to adolescence. Call Jurani Clinic today or schedule your child’s well-child exam using the online scheduling tool.

Well-Child Exams Q&A

Why are well-child exams important?

Well-child exams are important because they track your child’s growth, development, and health. 

Childhood is a period of rapid change. Children are expected to hit certain growth and developmental milestones when they reach various ages. Finding delays in growth and development early gives your child a chance to catch up sooner. 

Well-child exams are also part of preventive care, providing services that help your child stay healthy.

When do I schedule well-child exams?

Your provider at Jurani Clinic explains when to schedule well-child exams. The frequency of these health visits depend on your child’s age. 

In general, your child should see their provider at Jurani Clinic for well-child exams when they are:

  • A few days old
  • 1 month old
  • 2 months old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • 24 months old
  • 32 months old
  • 36 months old

At age 4, well-child exams are recommended once a year. Your child needs more frequent well-child exams during the first three years of life because it’s a period of significant growth and development. 

What happens during well-child exams?

Well-child exams are thorough health evaluations that assess your child’s physical, emotional, and social well-being. What happens during a well-child exam varies and depends on your child’s age and health history.

A well-child exam usually includes:

  • Measurements of height (length), weight, and head circumference (up to age 3)
  • Developmental assessment
  • Examination of eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Evaluation of skin, muscles, and joints
  • Check of reflexes

Your provider also reviews your child’s health history, mood and behaviors at home, and eating and activity habits. For newborns and infants, the well-child exam includes questions about feeding and diaper changes.

The health specialists at Jurani Clinic talk to you about your child’s health, answer all of your questions, and provide vaccines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Do well-child exams screen for developmental delays like autism?

The primary care providers at Jurani Clinic screen for developmental delays during well-child exams. Developmental delays mean your child isn’t meeting expected milestones that may involve physical, social, or cognitive skills. 

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, behavior, and social skills. Symptoms of autism usually appear early in childhood. Your provider at Jurani Clinic screens for autism at your child’s nine-month, 18-month, and 30-month well-child visits. 

Well-child exams keep your child healthy. Call Jurani Clinic today or book an appointment online.