As a parent, your number one goal is to make sure your child is healthy and happy. Ensuring your child remains healthy is crucial, especially during a global pandemic. At Mainstreet Pediatrics our goal is to treat your child as if they were our very own. In doing so, we recommend keeping up with your child’s regularly-scheduled well-child visits.
This is something the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also strongly supports. The AAP recommends the continuation of well-child care consistent with the previously-designed schedule. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits of attending a well visit and receiving necessary vaccinations and screenings outweigh the risks. Here at Mainstreet Pediatrics, we have made adjustments to our clinic to allow for our well-child visits to remain happy and healthy. For more information, feel free to reach out to our Mainstreet Staff for more information.
So, why are well-child checks important in the first place? Well, what if you could prevent a health concern in the first place? The body is like a well-oiled machine. To keep any well-oiled machine going we need to do preventative maintenance. These well-child visits help us to detect possible problems early on and to prevent your child from potentially serious health concerns in the future. These visits are frequent at the beginning of your child’s life due to your child growing at a rapid pace. As the growth and development starts to slow down, we are able to space out the visits.
These appointments are also important for you as a parent. After all, we know that a lot of questions come up because unfortunately, your child did not come with an instruction manual. During these visits, we will discuss growth, development, nutrition, sleep, mental health, parental concerns, vaccinations, and what to expect before your child’s next visit.
We have home visits, tele-wells, and in-clinic visits all available. For those seen virtually, we have social distancing drive-thru vaccine clinics. So let’s keep your child healthy and happy. Schedule your child’s next well visits today!