During the first two years of your baby’s life, you will spend more time at the doctor’s office than at any other time! Your baby’s mind and body are constantly changing and we are here to help navigate your questions and concerns about check-ups to milestones and everything between.
TRICARE covers well-child care for children under age six (from birth through age five). Learn more
During these “well child visits” the doctor will check your child’s weight gain and growth, as well as their physical and mental development. These visits usually coincide with immunizations, but can coincide with other doctor’s visits . They also provide an opportunity to talk with the doctor and ask questions concerning the growth and care of your infant.
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Below is a summary of your covered well-child visits:
As your child grows and develops new skills and reaches new milestones, your well-child visits will change too. Depending on your baby's age, be prepared to answer questions from your doctor about many topics including:
Before leaving, make sure to make your baby’s next well-child appointment to ensure you are not missing any important milestones or developments in your baby’s growth.
Your baby’s first year is full of milestones, changes and developments. Now that you’ve gone to your first well-child visit, follow-up appointments are just as essential and we are here to help guide you through your journey. Through our “well-child diary” series, you’ll find helpful, printable sheets to take to your pediatrician to monitor and take notes on everything about your baby.