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Preparing For Your Well Visit

Standard Schedule of Well-Child Visits: 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, 3 years, and then annually.

Ages and Stage Questionnaires

Please note: At all well child visits between 2 months and 5 years, we recommend that the child’s primary caregiver complete an Ages and Stages Questionnaire (“ASQ”) for the doctor to review. An ASQ will be e-mailed to you the week prior to your child’s appointment. We ask that you print the ASQ form and fill it out prior to your appointment. At 18 and 24 months, we also ask you to complete a second questionnaire that reports on your child’s Social and Emotional health. These questionnaires will be available in the office.  

What to expect at your child’s next well-visit:

2 weeks/1 month

  • A discussion regarding growth and feeding, and to check that your baby has regained their birth weight. Vaccines are not routinely given at this appointment.

2 months

  • This will be the start of your child’s immunizations. Vaccine information including our office’s schedule, policies, and information sheets can be found here.

12 or 15 months

  • Routine screening for anemia and lead* along with routine immunizations.

  • Helpful tip: Keeping your child hydrated before they have their blood drawn is a great way to ensure an easier draw!

  • Please note: As a courtesy to our patients, we offer phlebotomy service (blood-drawing) in our office. You will otherwise have the option of going to an outside lab for their blood test(s). Instructions and directions are available below:

The CHONY outpatient lab is located in the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, 165th St and Broadway. Enter through the main entrance and ask for the outpatient lab (Room 114N).

Lab phone number: 212-305-6351

Lab hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm

Please call us at 212-781-0400 after your child has had the bloodwork done. Once we hear from you we will look for the results in the Columbia system and give you a call once they are available.

24-30 months

  • Repeat screening for anemia and lead* along with routine immunizations.

3 years

  • Your child’s first blood pressure exam and hearing test.

4 years

  • Your child’s first vision screen (offered in shapes or letters). Please be sure to bring in glasses if they have been prescribed by a specialist within the last year

  • 4-year booster immunizations.

11 years (Pre-Teen Visit)

  • Fasting blood-draw. These laboratory tests require that you do not eat or drink for 10-12 hours prior to having your blood drawn.

  • Discussion regarding HPV and MCV vaccines, along with TDAP booster immunization. Information regarding these immunizations can be found here.

*Effective Date: 06/20/2009 The New York Department of Health mandates children six months to six years who are at risk for lead exposure to be screened for lead toxin levels. At Hudson Heights Pediatrics, we screen for both anemia and lead toxin levels at your child’s 15 month visit, and secondly at a visit between 24 to 30 months, unless follow up is necessary.