child wellness exams annual

Annual middle childhood wellness check-ups

Child wellness at every age- middle childhood, ages 5-10

At FirstLight, we’ll be with you through every important first in your child’s life.

As the parent of a school aged child, you’ve got a lot to think about. From encouraging healthy eating and exercise, to limiting screen time, to helping your child develop a positive self-image and empathy for others, to keeping up with academics and other activities, this can be a very busy and challenging time for your and your family.

At FirstLight, our Family Medicine team is here to help you as you parent during these middle childhood years. From navigating through puberty to helping your child establish a healthy lifestyle, we’re ready to partner with you each step of the way!

Your child’s (ages 5-19 years) check-up schedule:
  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years

At every appointment:

Your child’s yearly appointments will provide you with important information about your child’s physical and emotional health. You’ll also be able to ask questions and discuss concerns with the provider. It’s a good idea to keep a written list of any concerns as they arise, and bring this with you. In addition, bring your child’s medications with you to his/her appointments.

Age assessment at each appointment

  • Height and weight
  • Body Mass Index / BMI
  • Blood pressure
  • Health history
  • Surveillance
  • Head-to-toe physical exam
  • Mental health screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Immunization review
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaire (5 times between 0 and 5 years)

Oral Health Recommendations:

  • Recommended cleanings, check-ups and treatments as directed by your child’s dentist