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:

Newborn

30 months

12 years

By one month

3 years

13 years

2 - 3 months

4 years

14 years

4 - 5 months

5 years

15 years

6 - 8 months

6 years

16 years

9 - 11 months

7 years

17 years

12 - 14 months

8 years

18 years

15 - 17 months

9 years

19 years

18 - 23 months

10 years

20 years

2 years

11 years

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:

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.