Early childhood well-child visits (ages 1-4)

At Welia Health, we want every child to have a healthy start and a bright future. Our family medicine team’s goal is to partner with parents and caregivers as children experience tremendous physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth from ages 1 to 4. Reading, talking and singing with your little one for at least 30 minutes a day is crucial in helping brain development. Practices like these will contribute greatly to  long-term health and success in school and in life.

Well-child visit schedule during early childhood

  • 1 year (12 months)
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years (24 months)
  • 2.5 years (30 months)
  • 3 years
  • 4 years

At every well-child visit

You will receive important information from your provider about your child’s physical and emotional health. Remember to ask questions and discuss concerns with the provider. Your child will be given a complete head-to-toe physical exam, as well as preventative screenings and immunizations as needed.

Minnesota Medical Assistance pays for well-child visits.

Assessments at age-specific visits

  • Head circumference (through 36 months)
  • Weight for length percentile (through 18 months)
  • Body Mass Index/BMI (2–4 years)
  • Blood pressure (3 years)
  • Blood lead test (1 year)
  • Hemoglobin/hematocrit (1 time by 18 months)
  • Mental health screening (18 months – 4 years)
  • Autism spectrum disorder screening (18 months; 2 years)
  • Vision screening (2 years and up)
  • Hearing screening (3 years or earlier by assessment)
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)* for development (completed 5 times between 0 and 5 years)
    • *The ASQ is a tool used to screen for developmental delays during the first five years of your child’s life. 

Oral health recommendations

  • Recommended no later than 12 months of age, and then as directed by your child’s dentist