7 to 12 years: Male and Female
What to expect during your visit to the doctor:
A well-child exam:
Once a year for children ages 7 to 12. 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 (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: Each year. 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: Children with high cholesterol that is found and controlled lower their risk of heart disease when they become adults. Learn more about cholesterol:
- Depression screening: Each year starting at age 11. Learn more about childhood depression.
- 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. Learn more about Hepatitis B.
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): All sexually active patients should be screened for STDs, including chlamydia, starting at age 11. Learn more about STD’s:
- Skin cancer counseling: Starting at age 10 for those with fair skin. Learn more about skin cancer prevention.
- TB (Tuberculosis) screening: Each year or as your child’s doctor advises. Learn more about TB.
- Vision and hearing screening: Vision and hearing should be checked every year.
Learn more about vision care:
Learn more about hearing loss: