Your child's health
We provide services to help your child grow up healthy and happy. The services you can receive depend on your child’s age and program. Check your member handbook for details.
Children grow and change quickly. It's important your child visits a Primary Care Practitioner (PCP) on a regular basis even when he or she isn't sick. These visits are called well-child checkups.
Your child can get well-child checkups from birth through age 20 as part of your benefits. During a well-child checkup, your child’s PCP:
- Does a complete physical exam
- Checks your child’s growth and nutrition
- Checks your child’s vision, hearing and teeth
- Gives shots as needed
- Orders lab work (for example, a blood test) as needed
- Gives you and your child information about your child’ health
Remember, well-child checkups are important to the health and well-being of your child. It's important that your child sees the PCP for regular well-child checkups.
Your child should get a well-child checkup at each of the following ages:
By one month
2 - 3 months
4 - 5 months
6 - 8 months
9 - 11 months
12 - 14 months
15 - 17 months
18 - 23 months
Shots are a good way to keep your child healthy. And they're a covered benefit.
You can find out which shots your child should get by:
- Checking out the recommended immunization schedule
- Typing your child's birth date into the instant childhood immunization schedule
- Calling your child’s PCP to see if your child needs them.
Also, don't forget to keep track of your child’s shots by using a shot record.
Remember, shots help protect your child from many bad diseases like whooping cough and measles. Your child should get shots during a well-child checkup. To learn more about shots for your children, read Keeping track of your child's vaccines is smart medicine.