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5 to 10-Year Well Child Visit

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What to expect during your child's 5 to 10-year well child exam

As your child enters this stage, you can see your provider once a year. This means at age 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 you will see your doctor for a well child visit. This transition stage between childhood and adolescence is full of development. These checkups are important to stay up-to-date on immunizations, answer your questions, and assess the overall health of your child.

Below are some of the things your doctor may do at your child's yearly checkup.


What your pediatrician may do during your child's 5 to 10-year checkup

Address any concerns of the new parent or caretaker

  • Do you have a list of questions we can go over together?
  • Has anything come up since our last visit?
  • What are some changes you've seen in your child?

Observe the overall development of your child

  • Do you have any new concerns about your baby’s development?
  • Has your child reached some of the common developmental milestones for age 5, or school-aged children in general?
  • How is your child’s school performance?
  • What are some developmental challenges your child is facing?
  • How are you keeping your child safe?

Complete physical examinations to ensure proper growth

  • How is your child’s weight and height looking or compare on a growth chart?
  • Has your child been sick or made any trips to the ER?
  • Are you providing a healthy diet for your child?
  • How do your child’s eyes and ears look?
  • How is your child’s heart and breathing?
  • When did your child last see a dentist?

Perform recommended laboratory screenings and immunizations

  • Do you plan for your child to get the CDC recommended vaccines, Flu vaccine, any missed immunizations, or starting age 9, would you like to request the HPV vaccine?
  • Are you interested or want to know more about immunizations?

Discuss the overall life of the child and give general guidance or medical recommendations

  • Does your child take responsibility for chores, schoolwork or other needs?
  • Do you try to limit screen time?
  • Are there any changes to your child’s routine like starting new sports or activities?
  • Is there anything you’d like me to address with the child directly?
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