The best time for you and your child to establish a relationship with a pediatrician is before your child becomes sick. Well-child visits are an important part of your child's ongoing care. To schedule your child's well-patient visit:
- Call our office at 704-774-3024 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Schedule an appointment online using MyChart.
The doctors at Novant Health Pediatrics South End see newborns just days after discharge from the hospital. You will visit our office regularly, typically at the following ages:
- 1 week old
- 2 weeks old
- 4 weeks old
- 2 months old
- 4 months old
- 6 months old
- 9 months old
When your child is less than three years old, you will likely have doctor's appointments every 6 months. This is to check growth and development, and administer recommended immunizations.
Appointments for older children
Children older than three years of age are typically seen for well-patient visits once a year. Your child’s provider will assess growth and development, give needed immunizations, offer hearing and vision screenings, and assess signs that could be related to other childhood concerns including ADHD or other physical or behavioral disorders.
If your child needs a school or sports physical form completed, this can often be done during an annual appointment. Please alert our office in advance if your child needs one of these forms filled out so we can make sure we offer the services you need and allow the time to complete needed forms.