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Well Child Visits

Wellness visits are general checkups with your child’s primary care provider (PCP). They are different than sick visits or visits with a specialist. They are also called Well Child Visits.

Everyone 3 years and older should have a wellness visit once a year. Younger children need to see the doctor more often. Here’s a full schedule to follow:

  • Birth
  • 3-5 days
  • By 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months

 At a wellness visit, the doctor may:

  • Check your child’s growth and development
  • Ask about your child’s mental health
  • Offer routine childhood vaccines

At a wellness visit, you can:

  • Ask any questions you have about your child’s health and care
  • Share any concerns you have about your child’s behavior, eating habits or sleeping pattern
  • Talk about your child’s social development and behavior

Remember: Your child can earn cash rewards for going to a wellness visit each year, getting certain vaccines and other healthy activities. You can use the money to pay for bills, groceries, childcare and more.




Well Child Visit: 0-3 months

One visit per calendar year with PCP


Well Child Visit: 3-21 years

One visit per calendar year with PCP



Child Immunization Status (Combo 3)

Age 2. Full series of the following vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP); inactivated poliovirus (IPV); measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); haemophilus influenza type B (HiB); hepatitis B; varicella-zoster virus (chicken pox of VZV); and pneumococcal conjugate vaccinations (PCV).


Immunizations for adolescents (Combo 2)

Ages 10-13. Full series of the following vaccines: meningococcal and tetanus diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap); and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.


HPV vaccine series

Ages 13-26. Full series of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.


Lead screening

Blood test for lead poisoning. Annually up to age 2.


Not sure which vaccines your child needs? Check the Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for recommendations by age.

Questions about wellness visits? Call CMS Health Plan Member Services at 1-866-799-5321 (TTY 1-800-955-8770), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern. You can also contact your child’s Care Manager.

Need help finding a PCP? Use the Find A Provider tool to search your area.