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Address: 1460 Ritchie Highway, Suite 209, Arnold, MD 21012
Phone: 410-789-7337 | Fax: 410-349-1107

Well Child Visits

To keep your children healthy, it is important to bring them in for regular checkups. We recommend that you call 4-6 weeks in advance so you may choose the date that best fits your needs.

Well child visits are extremely important, even when children are healthy. Your provider will evaluate your child's health including growth and development, information and education. Also, your child will receive the services deemed appropriate for the visit, such as:

  • Physical Exam
  • Vision & Hearing Screening
  • Immunizations
  • Lead Screening
  • Growth and Development Charting
  • Developmental Screening
  • Health & Safety Screening
  • Nutrition & Diet Requirements
  • Physical Fitness & Hygeine
  • Sleep Habits
  • Behavior & Discipline

Complex issues such as emotional, socialization, learning, or concerns about family issues may be addressed at the initial Well Visit however may need additional appointment time which may result in a follow up consultation with your provider.

The Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and health supervision visits. Our providers will follow these recommended guidelines for all well child visits.

Checkup and Vaccine Schedule

Age Vaccines
Birth Hep B
(3 - 5 days old)
2 Weeks Newborn Exam (PKU #2)
1 Month Hep B (if not given at the hospital)
2 Months DTaP, HIB, IPV, Hep B, Prevnar, Rotavirus
(First Year Vaccines)
4 Months DTaP, HIB, IPV, Prevnar, Rotavirus
(First Year Vaccines)
6 Months DTaP, HIB, IPV, Prevnar, Rotavirus
(First Year Vaccines)
9 Months Hep B
1 Year
Must be ON or AFTER birthday
MMR, Varicella (or MMRV)
15 Months DTaP, HIB
18 Months Hep A
2 Years Hep A
30 Months
Needs insurance approval
3 Years  
4 Years
Must be ON or AFTER birthday
DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella (or MMRV)
5 - 10 Years
Checkup every year
11 Years Tdap, Menactra, HPV (can be given 9-26 years)
12 Years Tdap, Menactra (if not given at 11 years)
HPV (can be given 9-26 years)
13 - 15 Years
Checkup every year
Hep B, HPV (can be given 9-26 years)
16 Years Menactra, Trumenba, HPV (can be given 9-26 years)
17 - 20 Years
Checkup every year
TrumenbaHPV (can be given 9-26 years)

Vaccine Handouts

For more information about a specific vaccine, choose a handout below provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our Featured Pediatric Services

Arundel Pediatrics remains at the forefront of pediatric medicine as our providers stay current on policies, procedures as the recommendations are set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics.