Wellness Visits at Garnet Health
Regular well-being checks, or well-child doctor’s 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 experienced, highly skilled primary care providers are trained to recognize your child’s unique needs, no matter their age. They also specialize in creating a rapport so your child feels comfortable, safe and encourages participation in their care during a checkup. You can trust Garnet Health providers, located in Orange and Sullivan counties, with the health of your child while feeling at ease that our pediatricians 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
- 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 to 21
What Happens During Your Child’s Appointment
When you enter Garnet Health’s hospitals, doctor’s offices and pediatric center, you’ll be greeted with friendly faces from our team. They 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 he or she will measure your child’s weight and height. The nurse also will check your child’s blood pressure, vision and hearing. Either the nurse or doctor also will listen to your youngster’s heart and lungs, and will evaluate your child’s motor skills and behavior.
Your Garnet Health provider then will ask you questions about your child’s eating, sleeping and physical activities, followed by offering guidance or advice. You’re welcome to discuss your thoughts regarding your child’s health or development. Prepare for your visit by writing down these questions in advance. That will ensure a helpful, comprehensive discussion.
Before your visit concludes, your child’s doctor will update any immunizations required to protect your child from preventable disease. Your provider also will order additional testing if needed.
Well Child Visits at Garnet Health
Looking for a primary care provider who is a good, trusted fit for your family? Find a primary care provider at Garnet Health or call 845-292-6684 for Liberty and 845-333-7575 for Middletown for more information about services available to you.