Well Child Exam

Well Child Exam

Well Child Exam services offered in San Fernando, CA

Ensure your child’s long-term health by adhering to a schedule of well-child exams. Dr. Marta Atalla, MD at Atalla Medical Group offers pediatric care that includes essential well-child exams. These visits provide important information about growth and development and offer screenings and immunizations. Call the San Fernando, California, office to schedule your child’s visit, or use the online tool to book.

Well Child Exam Q & A

What is a well-child exam?

Don’t just visit the doctor when your child is sick or injured. Well-child exams are a time for your child to get necessary preventive care. 

During these visits, the Atalla Medical Group team can ensure your child is developing as they should. They can also detect potential health issues before they worsen. Early intervention is the best way to prevent complications. 

Well-child exams are also a time that the team ensures your child is current on important immunizations that protect them from devastating diseases. Well-child exams can also include a sign-off for a sports physical or school physical.

How often should I schedule well-child exams?

The team at Atalla Medical Group recommends you schedule wellness visits when your child is the following ages:

  • Two to five days
  • One month
  • Two months
  • Four months
  • Six months
  • Nine months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • Two years
  • Two and a half years

After age 3, your child can switch to yearly visits. However, if your child has a specific health condition, the team may recommend frequent well-child visits even after age 3. 

What assessments do you provide at a well-child exam?

The team does a thorough physical and review of your child’s health. This may include:

Hearing and vision screenings

It’s not always obvious that your child has problems with their hearing or vision. Basic screenings determine if your child might need to visit a specialist. 

Growth and development

The team at Atalla Medical Group compare your child’s growth and development with the generally accepted range for their age to check for delays.


The team provides nutrition recommendations at each stage of your child’s growth to help them get the foods they need to thrive. 


A well-child exam involves a review of your child’s immunizations. If your child is due for any, the team administers them at your well-child appointment.

Chronic disease diagnosis

Well-child exams are also a time for the team to do chronic disease screenings for conditions like asthma and diabetes. If your child has one of these conditions, the team offers a management strategy so your child can live a healthy, normal life.

Behavioral health

The team discusses any behavioral concerns with parents and school-age children, especially regarding attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or mental health problems like depression. 

If your child is due for a wellness visit, call Atalla Medical Group today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.