Wellness Visits at Garnet Health

Regular well-being checks, or well-child visits, are a crucial part of your child’s health, growth and development. Taking your children to the doctor for regular wellness checks can help prevent future illness and keep your child healthy, active and strong. 

Garnet Health’s family medicine team is trained to recognize your child’s unique needs, no matter their age. They also specialize in creating a rapport so your child feels comfortable and safe during every visit. You can trust Garnet Health providers, in Orange and Sullivan counties, with the health of your child while feeling at ease that we will provide excellent, proactive care.

Services We Provide

Our providers diagnose, treat and provide aftercare, as needed, for all aspects of pediatric well-being, including:

  • Age-appropriate health screenings, including diagnostic imaging as needed
  • Evaluations regarding attaining developmental milestones
  • Vaccinations
  • Newborn visits
  • Nutrition and physical-activity information
  • Physical exams
  • School and sports physicals

Your Wellness Visits Schedule

When should you bring in a child for a wellness visit? Your Garnet Health provider will discuss the recommended frequency of visits based on your child’s health status and history. While your child may need care more often for a diagnosed illness or other concerns, the American Academy of Pediatrics has created these scheduling guidelines for pediatric well visits:

  • First-week visit (3 to 5 days old)
  • 1 month old
  • 2 months old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • 2 years old
  • 2 ½ years old 
  • Annual visits, assuming no other health concerns, from age 3 and beyond
  • Family medicine providers can care for you and all your family members from birth through advanced age. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive care for the entire family.

What Happens During Your Child’s Appointment 

When you enter any of our Garnet Health’s facilities, you’ll be greeted with friendly faces. Our team will assist you in filling out any necessary paperwork as you wait to see a provider.

A nurse will guide you to an examination room, where they will measure your child’s weight and height. The nurse also will check your child’s blood pressure, vision and hearing when appropriate. During your visit, your provider will listen to your youngster’s heart and lungs and examine all other body parts necessary for the visit, and review your child’s growth, motor skills and behavior.

Your Garnet Health provider will also ask you questions about your child’s eating, sleeping and physical activities, and offer guidance. You’re encouraged to discuss your thoughts regarding any aspect of your child’s health and development. You may find it helpful write down a list of questions in advance of the visit. That will ensure you feel informed and supported.

Before your visit concludes, we will recommend any age-appropriate vaccinations that could protect your child from preventable disease. We may also recommend additional testing when appropriate.

Well Child Visits at Garnet Health

Looking for a family medicine provider who is a good, trusted fit for your family? Find a family physician, PA, or NP at Garnet Health or call Garnet Health Doctors at 845-333-7575 for more information about services available to you.