Elon 336.538.2416   |   Mebane 919.563.2500 Office Hours

Well Child Visits

At Kernodle Pediatrics, we follow the schedule of well visits as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Regular well visits are the single most important things you can do for the long-term health of your child, so we encourage our families to follow the schedule below to the best of their abilities.

  • Newborn (3-5 days after delivery)
  • 2 Weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months (2 years)
  • Each year thereafter through age 21

We encourage patients to visit our office annually after the age of 2 for a well visit near the time of their birthday.

Importance of Well Visits

Preventative well visits throughout a child’s life are important opportunities to assess the health and function of both a child and his/her family. They also allow an opportunity to establish baselines and trends, making it easier to notice should something appear off.

While it’s easy for parents to get caught up in the milestones, we encourage you to remember that all children grow and develop at different rates across a wide spectrum of what is considered “normal” development.

What to Expect

At each visit, your child’s pediatrician will conduct a thorough examination of your child and discuss any health issues in children that may be of concern. Our trained medical professionals will answer your questions and provide you with the resources and support to keep your kids as healthy as possible.

A well visit will include:

  • An opportunity to address any concerns you have as a parent
  • A review of all relevant medical and social history
  • Physical exams to assess your child’s growth and health
  • Screenings and risk assessments that follow the ages and stages of your child’s development
  • Immunizations based on recommended schedule with parental authorization

Schedule a Well Visit

Kernodle Pediatrics has two convenient locations in Mebane and Elon, North Carolina. To schedule an appointment for your child’s well visit, call (336) 538-2416 (Elon) or (919) 563-2500 (Mebane).

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