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Well-child visits

Well-child checkups are a key to your child's ongoing good health. Seeing a doctor when your child is not sick gives you a chance to ask any questions and gives your provider a chance to identify potential concerns or address problems before they become more serious. The providers at Novant Health Harborside Pediatrics provide well-child care for patients from birth until age 21.

Newborn care

Whether you're a new parent or a been-there-done-that caregiver, you will soon realize how important it is to be able to rely on a medical provider for advice and guidance when caring for a newborn. At Novant Health Harborside Pediatrics, our providers offer comprehensive newborn care including well-baby checkups, immunizations and care for any illnesses you might encounter. At your baby's routine checkups, we monitor growth and development, and address any concerns quickly.

Typical well-baby checkups occur at:

  • 5-7 days
  • 2 weeks
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months

Starting at 24 months (2 years), your child will have a well-patient checkup annually until age 21.

If you are a first-time parent expecting a baby, click here to learn more about prenatal appointments to get to know our office before your meet your child!

Care for older children

It is important for children of every age to see a provider regularly. Well-child visits typically include a comprehensive physical exam, growth and development checks, immunizations and time to address any caregiver or patient concerns. 

Well-child checkups for older children are typically once a year, and can be combined with school, sports or camp physicals when needed. Please click here to learn more about these specialized exams.