What is pediatric care?
Pediatric care is an area of medicine that focuses on the specialized needs of children, from newborn through age 21. Your pediatric care provider at Bethesda Immediate Care has extensive knowledge of the developmental, emotional, and physical needs of your child.
Pediatric care includes a wide range of services that support their health and wellness, for the purpose of:
Regular exams are one of the most essential aspects of quality pediatric care and are important for protecting your child’s health throughout their childhood.
What happens during a pediatric exam?
Regular visits with your pediatric specialist begin immediately after your child is born and last until they are young adults. Bethesda Immediate Care offers specialized exams, including:
During these exams, your provider:
Your child’s exam offers time for you to ask any questions or share any concerns with your provider.
How often does my child need a pediatric care exam?
After the initial newborn hospital exam, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regular pediatric exams begin within 3-5 days after birth.
Newborn or well-infant exams take place every one to three months for the first year of life and usually coincide with the recommended childhood immunization schedule.
After a year, well-child exams take place at:
Starting at four years old, your pediatric care provider sees your child annually until they are young adults.
What are some types of pediatric care services?
Along with regular pediatric care visits, Bethesda Immediate Care offers a wide variety of services that support your child’s health, including:
Your pediatric provider identifies and treats common childhood conditions, such as colds, minor injuries, eczema, asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental delays, and food allergies. Bethesda Immediate Care also offers same-day urgent care visits, for when nonemergent concerns arise.
For expert pediatric care from newborn to young adult, call or schedule an appointment online with Bethesda Immediate Care.