3 to 6 years: Male and Female
What to expect during your visit to the doctor
A well-child exam:
Once a year for children ages three to six. The doctor will offer advice about your child’s dental health, exercise and physical activity, diet and nutrition, sun exposure, injury and violence prevention. During this exam, your child may also receive immunizations (also known as vaccinations, vaccines or shots) and developmental screenings, as your doctor advises. Select a link below for more child care topics:
Learn about the vaccinations (shots) your child needs:
- Blood pressure measurement: Every year starting at age three. Learn more about blood pressure measurement.
- BMI Counseling: Body Mass Index, or BMI, is an important tool in determining childhood obesity. Your doctor will calculate your child’s BMI percentile every year and should discuss it with you at each well-child visit. Learn more about BMI:
- Cholesterol screening: At four and six years of age. Learn more about cholesterol.
- Dental care: Your child should have dental checkups twice a year. Learn more about oral health:
- Height and weight screening: At every well-child exam.
- Hemoglobin and hematocrit (Hgb/Hct): Blood test as your child’s doctor advises and at yearly checkups.
- Hepatitis B screening: For those at high risk.
- Lead screening: Every year until age six to assess risk for lead poisoning.* Learn more about lead screening.
- TB (tuberculosis) screening: Every year or as your child’s doctor advises. Learn more about TB.
- Vision and hearing screening: Should be checked every year.
- Vision testing should start at age six. Learn about vision screenings.
- Hearing should be tested at age four, and every year thereafter. Learn more about hearing loss:
*Mandated by the New York State Department of Health.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics.