Well Visits and Physicals
Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, New York, recommends visits based on the individual circumstances surrounding your child’s birth and medical attention they have needed in the past. On average, your baby or young child should visit for routine examinations at:
- Four months
- Six months
- Nine months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- Two years
- Two and a half years
- Three years
Your child should have routine yearly examinations until they reach the age of 21. Of course, if you have any concerns about your child’s physical or psychological health and development between scheduled visits, contact your pediatrician.
Children are always in need of physicals. In the state of New York, schools require children to have a physical examination prior to starting a new school and then yearly going forward. This examination is also needed before your child can participate in any school activities like sports.
Most schools ask for documentation that your child has had a physical exam. The school is trying to ensure that your child is fit and well enough to take part in physical activities such as sports. Your pediatrician at Village Pediatric Group will assist with your child’s school physicals and review their medical history.
The New York State school health examinations form requires your pediatrician list any health problems your child experiences. Some of these are:
- Scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine)
Your child will also have a brief physical exam. Other items recorded will be your child’s height and weight, as well as a check of their hearing and vision.
There is even a short fitness test required for a school physical. This helps inform the school of your child’s limitations and any other issues like using an insulin pump, wearing any type of brace, or any other necessary items needed to participate.
Wellness visits are also an important part of physical examinations. Your child will have frequent visits during the early months and years of life. Because babies and young children grow and develop quickly, you need to schedule routine exams at Village Pediatric Group more often during this stage of life.
Well Child Visits in Tuckahoe, New York
Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, New York, offers physical examinations to provide any documentation your child needs for school or sports. The pediatricians at Village Pediatric Group are available to keep your child healthy and active. Call us at (914) 771-7070 to schedule your child’s next visit or use our online booking tool.