The Pediatric Practice offers a full array of services to help your child(ren) maintain good health. What sets us apart is our 60-minute long Well-Child exam, and our 30-minute sick visits. We know having a sick child can be stressful and we allow time to address any acute illness and answer any questions you might have.
- Well Child exams from birth to age 21
- Acute and Chronic Illnesses
- Newborn Care & Breastfeeding Support
- School & Sports Physicals
- Prenatal Visits (aka Meet & Greet)
- Complex Diagnostic Consultation
- Dietary & Nutritional Guidance
- Adolescent Talking Points
- Pre-operative Physicals
Preventive Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents
Well child visits are an important and indispensable part of your child’s healthcare. A child’s growth and developmental milestones are addressed in these visits and if not detected early, can lead to missed opportunities for intervention. I think we can all agree that our young ones deserve the best we can offer in terms of preventive care! The schedule of recommended well visit is as follows:
- Exam at birth and within 2-3 days as needed
- 2 Weeks
- 2 Months
- 4 Months
- 6 Months
- 9 Months
- 12 Months
- 15 Months
- 18 Months
- 24 Months
- Age 3 and annually through age 21
For school aged children, it may be helpful to schedule well child visits during the summer when they are out of school and the schedule is less likely to be full of families dealing with colds, etc.
If you plan on traveling abroad, it may be important for your child to get vaccinations and medications ahead of time. Here are some tips to help you sort through pre-travel preparations.
How do I know if I need any vaccinations?
Vaccinations recommendations vary by country and by the time of year you travel (ie spring, summer, fall, winter). The best place to find up-to-date recommendations is on the CDC website. When traveling with children it is very important to have reliable information about travel safety, political unrest and disease outbreaks.
Will my insurance cover the cost of vaccinations?
Unfortunately, many health plans do not cover the cost of travel vaccinations or medications. The best way to find out is to call your health plan and ask. The out-of-pocket costs for most travel vaccines is between $50–$200 per shot.
When should I get vaccinated?
For most vaccinations, it’s best to get them at least 6-12 weeks in advance of travel, but some vaccines require several shots, so early planning is very advantagous. Common vaccines recommended for travel include Tetanus booster, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid. Malaria pills or antibiotics for dysentery are also quite common.
Where should I get vaccinated?
If you have basic travel vaccination needs (tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria prevention, antibiotics for dysentery, or preventive treatment of altitude sickness), simply schedule a visit. For those of you who have exotic vaccination needs (typhoid, yellow fever), we recommend agood travel clinic. Here are several options:
*Thank you to Dr. Chrissie Ott of NanopracticePDX for some of information contained on this page.