Well Child

Our board certified pediatricians perform the most up-to-date preventative services available through regularly scheduled physical exams, also called well-child visits. At each well-child visit, our doctors assess growth and development, medical and dental well-being, nutrition, mental health and behavior. We also administer all vaccines according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization Schedules.

Our Vaccine Policy

Because we are committed to protecting the health of your children through vaccination, we require all of our patients to be vaccinated. Read more about our Vaccine Policy here.

Early Childhood Screening Tests

Each well-child preventative care visit with your pediatrician will include observation and assessment of age appropriate developmental milestones. Early identification of developmental concerns is crucial and will be addressed by a pediatric subspecialty and/or early intervention referrals and subsequent care coordination by our clinic, as needed. As a designated Oregon Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home, we are committed to the high standards set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

If you’d like to schedule a well-child appointment, please call us at (503) 635-3743.

Schedule for Well-Child Appointments

Are you curious at what ages your child should have well-child exams? Or perhaps you want to know what’s involved at each visit? We’ve put together a well-child appointment schedule chart seen below for easy reference.


2 days after hospital dischargeWell-child check 
2 weeksWeight check, Newborn State Blood Screen, Postpartum depression
1 monthWell-child check 
2 monthsWell-child checkHep B, Pentacel*, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus (by mouth)
4 monthsWell-child checkHep B (if did not get birth HepB), Pentacel*, Pneumococcal,
Rotavirus (by mouth)
6 monthsWell-child checkPentacel*, Hep B, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, seasonal flu
9 monthsWell-child check, standardized Developmental ScreenSeasonal flu (if needed)
12 monthsWell-child checkHep A, MMR*, Varicella*, Pneumococcal
15 monthsWell-child checkDtap, Hib
18 monthsWell-child check, standardized Developmental Screen, Standardized
Autism Screen
Hep A
24 monthsWell-child check, standardized Developmental Screen, standardized
Autism screen
Seasonal flu
30 monthsWell-child check 
3 yearsWell-child checkSeasonal flu
4 yearsWell-child checkKinrix*, Proquad*, seasonal flu
5-10 yearsWell-child checkSeasonal flu
11 yearsWell-child checkTdap*, meningococcal, HPV*(start series of 2 shots), Seasonal flu
12-14 yearsWell-child checkSeasonal flu
15+Well-child checkMeningococcal booster, seasonal flu, finish HPV series

*Vaccine Components

  • DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • HIB – Haemophilus
  • HPV – Human Papilloma Virus
  • Pentacel – a combination vaccine containing DTaP, Polio and HIB
  • MMR – a combination vaccine containing measles, mumps and rubella
  • Varicella – chicken pox vaccine
  • Kinrix – a combination vaccine containing DTaP and Polio
  • Proquad – a combination vaccine containing MMR and varicella
  • Tdap – booster of tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria