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Well Child Visit at 9 to 10 Years

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is a well child visit?

A well child visit is when your child sees a healthcare provider to prevent health problems. Well child visits are used to track your child's growth and development. It is also a time for you to ask questions and to get information on how to keep your child safe. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them. Your child should have regular well child visits from birth to 17 years.

Which development milestones may my child reach by 9 to 10 years?

Each child develops at his or her own pace. Your child might have already reached the following milestones, or he or she may reach them later:

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What can I do to help my child get the right nutrition?

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Which vaccines and screenings may my child get during this well child visit?

What do I need to know about my child's next well child visit?

Your child's healthcare provider will tell you when to bring him or her in again. The next well child visit is usually at 11 to 14 years. Tdap, HPV, meningococcal, MMR, or varicella vaccines may be given. This depends on the vaccines your child received during this well child visit. Your child may also need lipid or STI screenings if any was not done during this visit. Contact your child's healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns about your child's health or care before the next visit.

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your child's care. Learn about your child's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your child's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your child. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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