Well Child Visits


Well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventative services. These services include administering immunizations, assessing growth and development, and counseling children and parents about behavioral issues, nutrition, exercise, and prevention of unintentional injury. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated its recommendations on preventive health care for children to include autism screening at 18 and 24 months of age, cholesterol screening between nine and 11 years of age, and annual screening for high blood pressure beginning at three years of age.

Recommended Preventive Services for children.

 
 Newborns

 Congenital hypothyroidism, screening

Hearing loss, screening

Ocular gonorrhea infection, preventive medication

Phenylketonuria, screening

Sickle cell disease, screening

 Children six months and older Fluoride supplementation in areas where the primary water source is deficient in fluoride
 Children three to five years of age Visual impairment, screening
 School-aged children Tobacco use, counseling to prevent initiation
 Children six years and older Obesity, screening
Children 10 years and older Skin cancer, counseling to reduce risk
 Children 12 years and older Depression, screening
Sexually active adolescents Sexually transmitted infections, counseling to reduce risk
Sexually active adolescent females Gonorrhea and chlamydia infections, screening

About Us

The mission of Grace Health is to show the love and share the truth of Jesus Christ to southeastern Kentucky, through access to compassionate, high quality, primary health care for the whole person.

Grace Health is a FTCA deemed facility