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Well Child Care Center

Even though Jacob is young, he already knows how important his doctor visits are. His doctor, or PCP (primary care practitioner), checks his height, weight, eye sight and hearing. And because he goes to the PCP every year, he’s not afraid of going.

Your child’s regular checkups are sometimes called well-child visits. These visits give the PCP a chance to make sure your child is growing up healthy. Your child will get any immunizations (shots) they need. If the PCP does find any problems, they can treat it early.

How often should my child have a checkup?

Regular visits to the PCP are important for your child. Depending on your child’s age, their PCP will do different tests and exams. Try to make the visit around your child’s birthday. That way it is easy to remember.

The PCP will probably want to see your child at or around these ages:

  • 3-5 days old
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months (1 year)
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months (2 years)
  • Every year starting at age 3 to 21

Checkups are part of your benefits with AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania. They don’t cost you money.

If you need help making an appointment or need help getting to the PCP’s office, call Member Services at 1-888-991-7200 (TTY: 1-888-987-5704).