Well-child exams are recommended regularly to help children and teens grow into healthy adults. Before the start of the school year is a great time to make sure your child is current on his or her well-child exam.
What is a well-child exam?
Also called well-care visits, checkups, wellness exams, and annual physicals, well-child exams are an important tool healthcare providers use to screen for medical and developmental issues, and to ensure a child is up to date on recommended immunizations.
How often should my child receive a well-child exam?
Well-child exams should begin when a child is a few days old and continue until he or she is 20. Your child's healthcare provider can tell you when your child is due for an exam.
Can a well-child exam also serve as a sports physical?
A well-child exam covers everything that is needed for a sports physical. To ensure your child is cleared for school sports, simply bring school-required forms to your appointment and we will help you complete them.
What can I expect at my child's exam?
When you bring your child to Burnett Medical Center for a well-child exam, your child's healthcare provider will:
Measure your child's height and weight
Check vision and hearing, depending on their age
Ask questions about the environment in which your child is living
Give immunizations that protect your child from certain diseases
Answer questions you may have about your child's well-being
Gauge your child's development and encourage early reading through the Reach Out and Read Program
(for children ages 6 months through 5 years).
To schedule a well-child exam, please call Burnett Medical Center at 715-463-5353 or 800-293-5353.
Well-Child Check Brochures
Created by: Burnett Medical Center and Burnett County Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Unit.
Infants (Newborn-9 months)
Early Childhood (12 months-4 years)
Middle Childhood (5-10 years)
Adolescent (11-18 years)