Child Health Check-Up

At each child health check-up, your child’s health care provider will spend time talking with you and checking your child from head to toe. The check-up will include:

  • Time to discuss any questions you have about your child’s growth and development
  • Time to discuss questions about how things are going for you as a resource parent
  • A health history
  • Growth measurements
  • A developmental and behavioral check
  • At every check-up, the health care provider will ask questions about how you think your child is learning
  • At some check-ups, the health care provider, or others in the office, may ask you to fill out a form about new things your child is learning to do
  • Health education and information on:
    1. Keeping your child and family healthy and safe
    2. Preventing injury and violence
    3. Healthy sleep habits
    4. Healthy nutrition
  • Vision, hearing and dental screen (age appropriate)
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Lab test (if needed)
  • Lead testing (at 12 and 24 months)

Because lead exists in places where you would not expect, children should be tested at certain ages. Too much lead can damage a child’s body and brain. It can also cause permanent health, behavior and learning problems. SoonerCare requires that blood lead levels be checked at:

  • Twelve months (one year)
  • Twenty-four months (two years)
  • Any age up to 72 months (six years) if there is no record of the child having a lead test in the past

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