Preventive Care with Trained Medical Professionals
Sandy Springs & Woodstock
All children grow and develop at different rates across a wide spectrum of what is considered “normal” development. Instead of wondering whether your child is behind in language skills or off-the-charts in height or weight, bring him or her to the friendly and knowledgeable team at Northside Pediatrics. We will conduct a thorough examination of your child and discuss any health issues in children that may be of concern. Our trained medical professionals will answer your questions and provide you with the resources and support to keep your kids as healthy as possible
Consistent Check-Ups for Optimal Health
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, consistent health supervision visits and check-ups are important opportunities to assess the health and function of a family and child.
Your well-child visit will include:
- An opportunity to address any concerns you have as a parent
- A review of all relevant medical and social history
- Physical exams to assess your child’s growth and health
- Screenings and risk assessments that follow the ages and stages of your child’s development
If you would like to find out more information about what’s involved with each check-up, visit www.brightfutures.org. Another great resource for reliable information on child development is the “Ages and Stages” section of www.healthychildren.org.
Well-Child Visit & Vaccination Schedule
At Northside Pediatrics, we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for the schedule of well-child visits and immunizations.
You can refer to Vaccine Information Statements given at each well child visit to understand more about each vaccine. Our providers are also a wealth of information for any parent concerns for vaccines. We feel so strongly about the safety and importance of vaccines, we do not follow any alternative or delayed scheduling at Northside Pediatrics. This protects your child, kids in the waiting room and our community!
The schedule for your well-child visits is provided below, along with a list of the immunizations needed for each age group.
Check-Up Schedule & the Vaccinations/Tests Due
- Newborn visit (3-5 days of age): Hep B (if not given in hospital)
- 2-week visit within 3 days
- 2-month visit (within 1 week): Pentacel (Dtap, Hib, IPV), Hep B (if not already given in the hospital before discharge), Prevnar #1, Rotavirus #1
- 4-month visit (within 2 weeks): Pentacel (Dtap, Hib, IPV), Prevnar #2, Rotavirus #2
- 6-month visit (within 3 weeks): Pentacel (Dtap, Hib, IPV), Prevnar #3, Rotavirus #3
- 9-month visit (within 3 weeks): Hep B, Developmental Screen
- 12-month visit (MUST be after 1 year birthday): MMR #1, Chickenpox #1, CBC**
- 15-month visit (within 3 weeks): Prevnar #4, Hepatitis A #1
- 18-month visit (within 3 weeks): Pentacel (Dtap, Hib, IPV), Developmental Screen
- 2-year visit (within 2 months): Hepatitis A #2
- 30-month visit (within 3 weeks): This developmental screening visit is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Please check with your insurance provider for coverage information.
- 3-year visit (within 2 months)
- 4-year visit (MUST be after 4–year birthday): DTaP #5, IPV #4, MMR #2, Prevnar, Chickenpox #2, hearing and vision screening
- 5-year visit: Hearing and vision screening
- 6-year visit: Hearing and vision screening
- 7-year visit
- 8-year visit: Hearing and vision screening, complete blood count**
- 9-year visit
- 10-year visit: Hearing and vision screening
- 11-year visit: Tdap, Meningococcal, HPV series
- Annually from 12-21 years old: No vaccines needed if immunizations current. Hearing and vision screening at 12 years, 15 years, and 18 years. Complete blood count** at 13 years and for menstruating females.
** This information used with permission from the Center of Excellence for Medial Multimedia, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, and is available at www.vmedcenter.org.