Happy, Healthy Kids
Routine visits to see your pediatrician, or Well Child Checkups, are important and the best way to monitor your child’s health.
These regularly scheduled visits help monitor your child’s whole health as they grow and develop different needs. If a particular health concern is identified, we’ll help provide care and advice to address it or take preventive measures.
Well Child Checkups are also an important opportunity to build a relationship with your pediatrician. Over time, these visits help build continuity of care, trust, and improve communication with your doctor.
What to Expect
You’ll work with your primary care provider to take a team approach to your child’s whole health. If needed, your doctor will coordinate any resources or specialists and help lead your child’s healthcare team.
Checkups typically include assessments of your child’s physical and emotional development, screenings, immunizations, discussion of your concerns, as well as expert guidance on nutrition, growth, development, mental health, and prevention & safety.
Below is the generally recommended schedule of routine Well Child Check-ups. Check-ups are also a great time to complete school, mission, and sports & camp physicals.
Immunizing your child is one of the most important things you can do as a parent or guardian to keep them safe and healthy. Our pediatricians are here to discuss any questions or concerns you have about immunizations and are committed to preserving relationships with families who decline or prefer an alternative vaccine schedule.
Learn more about the recommended vaccine schedule or helpful immunization resources here.
Choosing to Immunize Your Child
Our pediatricians know that immunizations save lives and help prevent complications and hospitalization from diseases. Many diseases that used to be a threat are now easily vaccine-preventable. However, some preventable diseases still exist largely due to the lack of immunizations. Protecting your child against serious illness is a critical piece of their overall wellness, and immunizations play a key role.
Scientific research consistently supports vaccine safety and effectiveness. Your healthcare provider will discuss any vaccine-specific considerations at your child’s visit, but the most common side effects after receiving vaccinations include low-grade fever and soreness at the site of the injection.
At Wasatch Pediatrics, we use combination vaccines whenever possible to deliver vaccines safely, with fewer overall injections. If you have questions about combination vaccines or alternative options, please ask your pediatrician.
Care When You Need It
When your child is sick, hurt, or struggling, you need reassurance and expert guidance. We’re there when you need us to help make your child ALL BETTER.
Healing is at the heart of our work and you can count on our experienced pediatricians, nurses, and staff to provide quality care when you need it.
Our offices offer same-day appointments for illness and injuries, ranging from sore throats to wound treatment and more serious injuries like concussions and initial care of fractures.
After Hours Care
For your convenience, the majority of our offices provide After Hours Care on weeknights, weekends, and even holidays. These visits are for same-day urgent care concerns only and require an appointment (no walk-ins). Check our locations for office-specific hours information.
We also provide a 24/7 on-call nurse/physician line for urgent medical concerns by calling your office’s main number.
You can also find comprehensive, medically accurate advice on our website at any time if your child is sick or injured by getting guidance from the Symptom Checker.