Keeping current with well visits and immunizations can help prevent an outbreak of other illnesses that can be prevented with up-to-date immunizations.
A team approach
Based on your age, well checkups may include the following:
- Immunizations (Shots)
- Physical Exam
- Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Lead Screenings
- Vision and Hearing
- Dental Screenings
- Developmental/Behavioral Screenings
- Health Education
Recommended Well Child Visit Schedule:
|First year of life||Ages 2 through 6||Second year of life||Ages 6 through 20|
|2 weeks||Between ages 2 and 3||15 months||Between ages 6 and 8|
|1 month||Between ages 3 and 4||18 months||Between ages 8 and 10|
|2 months||Between ages 4 and 5||24 months||Between ages 10 and 12|
|4 months||Between ages 5 and 6||Between ages 12 and 14|
|6 months||Between ages 14 and 16|
|9 months||Between ages 16 and 18|
|12 months||Between ages 18 and 21|
Some children may need more frequent and comprehensive visits, depending on their condition.
Shots keep you safe from serious diseases like the measles. Our Care Management Team can answer your questions about shots, what they do and when to get them.
Vaccines are available for Members at the pharmacy
NextLevel Health wants to ensure all Members can receive the vaccines Members need. The following vaccines are available for Members at the pharmacy.
|All Members >10 years of age||Adults||Children (>10 years of age)|
|Hepatitis A||Haemophilus B, Hepatitis B|
|Hepatitis B||Meningococcal, Haemophilus B, Tetanus|
|Human Papillomavirus||Inactivated Poliovirus|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella||Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella|
|Tetanus||Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus B|
|Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis||Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus|
|Influenza vaccine||Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus B|
|Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Hepatitis B|
Contact your local pharmacy to see what immunizations they offer.
Why are well-child visits important?
Well-child visits help catch health issues early. Catching health issues early allows your doctor to help with treatment options before they get worse.
At a well-child visit (also called a checkup), your doctor provides comprehensive physical, hearing, vision, and developmental screening.
We are working with your doctors to ensure you and your family have safe access to your doctor.
It is important to work with your provider to make sure all of your health care needs are met. You may want to talk to your provider about:
- Physical health
- Safety in your home
- Nutrition and diet
- Mental health (i.e. stress, depression)
- Physical activity
- Sleep habits
- Drug, alcohol or tobacco use
Call your doctor’s office ahead of time. While no appointment may have been needed in the past, your doctor’s office may schedule one during the pandemic to ensure your safety.
Your doctor may have special instructions for you such as:
- Your doctor may schedule an appointment or get a “best time” to come in
- Allowing only one parent to attend the visit
- May provide a mask to wear
- May request you check in from your car
Schedule your well-visits today! The growth, development, and well-being of your children is too important to delay.