Children's Check-ups

When should you or your child receive check-ups?

MDwise recommends calling your doctor to see what preventive care services you or your child might need. Below are the recommended ages for your child to have their check-ups.

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Always call your doctor first when you or your child needs medical care. Your doctor has someone who can help you 24 hours a day.

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Call your doctor for a free check-up today.

icon_plus.pngIt is important for your child to get check-ups from his or her doctor on a regular schedule. This is true even if your child feels healthy. At regular check-ups your child’s doctor will:

  • Make sure your child has up-to-date immunizations (shots). Shots can help keep your child from getting sick. A special message during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Check if your child is growing and developing at the right pace.
  • Look for early warning signs before a disease or illness gets worse.
  • Check vital statistics so the doctor can compare them when your child does get sick.
  • Talk to you about helping your child stay healthy. This includes tips about healthy eating, sleeping and exercise habits.

car-icon-(2).pngMDwise covers transportation to doctor or dental appointments for most MDwise members. Call customer service to see if you can get a ride to your doctor. You must call two days before your appointment to get a ride. Click here to learn more about RIDEwise.

Don’t forget, you can get a FREE gift card for getting a check-up and other healthy choices you make. Go to MDwiseREWARDS or call 1-800-356-1204 for more information.

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