How to Make the Most of Your Next Pediatric Checkup
Family Health Centers understands how important it is to you that your children grow up healthy and strong. We also know how important a pediatric checkup is to a child’s health and wellness. To help your family make the most of your visit to our health center, we have a few helpful hints to help you prepare for your appointment.
The Importance of Taking Your Child to the Health Center
Even though your child may not be in the classroom every day, it is still important to have a medical check-up, so you can express your health concerns with your pediatrician.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, your child likely experienced changes in their daily routine, such as fewer interactions with friends, which often influences health and wellness.
Talk to Your Child First
If your child is old enough to understand, let them know beforehand that you will be taking them to the health center for a checkup. A conversation with your child is likely to help them feel more comfortable. After that, you could have them read a book or watch a movie about going to the doctor’s office.
Make a List of Your Questions and Concerns
It’s always helpful to do some homework of your own in order to make the most of your pediatric checkup. Before you visit one of our convenient locations, sit down and think about questions or concerns that you may want to discuss with your health care professional. Then, write them down so you don’t forget anything important.
Gather Medical Records and Family History
Your pediatrician is also likely to have questions for you. You should be prepared to share with your doctor or nurse basic health information, such as:
- Medical conditions
- Previous illnesses
- Past operations
Make Your Child Feel Even More Comfortable
At Family Health Centers, we provide personalized pediatric care services to make sure your child’s visit is as comfortable as possible. If you would like, you could help them to feel even more at home by encouraging them to bring a favorite teddy bear or another type of security object.
Request an Interpreter If You Need One
If English is not your first language, Family Health Centers can help with translation assistance. Many of our staff members speak languages other than English. Click here to see a list of our health care providers and the different languages that they can speak. Upon request, we can also provide translation services for many other languages through audio translation services.
Schedule a Pediatric Checkup at Family Health Centers
Family Health Centers’ compassionate doctors and nurses provide personalized care to help your child stay happy and healthy. Regardless of your insurance status or ability to pay, we will provide you with high-quality health services in a safe, comfortable environment. If your child is uninsured, we have facilitated enrollers on site who can assist you with that process.
Click here to request an appointment for your next pediatric checkup.