Adolescence begins at 11 years of age and lasts until age 18. Well Child Checks are scheduled annually during this time period in your child’s life.
Each Well Child check in this age range will include a health history, and physical examination (including height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, and vision screening). Each visit will also include a psychosocial and behavioral assessment, as well as developmental surveillance and anticipatory guidance. Your Provider will also offer advice and guidance as needed.
Based on your child’s family history and risk factors, we may also complete blood or cholesterol checks, perform additional screening on your child’s hearing, provide additional TB tests, or monitor your child’s oral health. If needed, sexually transmitted infection screening and drug and alcohol assessments are available.
During adolescence, your child will receive their final immunizations. Routine and recommended immunizations can be given beginning at 11 years of age, with some needing a series of doses to be completed. As always, flu vaccines are available annually. To view ACP's Routine Immunization Schedule, click here.