Birth to 17 years

Health Maintenance Guidelines

Wellness Check

  • 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months
  • Annually from ages 2 -17
  • Vision Screening and BMI: At or before age 5

Screening Tests

  • Chlamydia: Yearly for sexually active women starting at 15
  • Assessment of Risk for TB: To determine risk factors
  • HIV Screening: Between ages 15-65

Discussion Topics

  • Alcohol Use: Discuss with your provider starting at 14
  • Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use: Routine discussion starting at 12

Immunizations

  • Two-month series of vaccines can be given as early as six weeks.
  • Hepatitis B: Birth, 2 & 6 months
  • Haemophilus Influenza Type B: 2, 4, 6 & 15 months old
  • Polio: 2, 4, 6, 15 months & 4-6 years old
  • Diphtheria, tetanus & acelluliar pertussis: 2, 4, 6 & 15 months and 4-6 years old
  • Rotovirus: 2, 4, 6 months old
  • Pneumococcal: 2, 4, 6, 12 months old
  • Tdap/Td: 11 years old
  • Measles, mumps & rubella: 12 months & 4-6 years old
  • Varicella (chicken pox): 12 months & 4-6years old
  • Hepatitis A: 12 & 18 months
  • Influenza: Annually starting at 6 months (2 doses in first year)
  • Conjugated meningococcal: 11 & 16 years old
  • Human Papillomavirus: Males and females ages 9-26 should receive the HPV series 0, 2 and 6 month intervals.
  • Folic Acid: All girls planning or capable of pregnancy take daily supplement containing 0.4-0.8mg of folic acid

The recommendations above are intended to be guidelines only and may not pertain to individuals with certain risk factors. In addition to these guidelines, the following screening can also be valuable to your haelth:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing
  • Dietary Concerns/Habits

 

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