- Finding Your Way in the Health Care System
It can be stressful when your child needs medical attention, and more so when you're worried about where to get that care and how much it will cost. Here are some basics on managing the health care system.
- Going to the Emergency Room
Knowing what to expect when you need to take your child to the emergency room can help make it a little less stressful.
- How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Building a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.
- Immunization Schedule
Which vaccines does your child need to receive and when? Use this immunization schedule as a handy reference.
- Is it a Medical Emergency?
Should you head straight for the emergency room when your child is hurt? Different problems require different levels of care, and you have many options.
- Medical Care and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old
The toddler months might continue to bring colds, bruises, and other minor emergencies, but you'll also find yourself dealing with your toddler's emerging personality.
- Medical Care and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old
You probably have lots of questions about your baby's health. When should you call the doctor, and what medical care should you expect for your baby at this age?
- Medical Care and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old
Regular visits help your teen's doctor keep track of changes in physical, mental, and social development. The doctor can also help your teen understand the importance of choosing a healthy lifestyle.
- Medical Care and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
Regular well-child exams are essential to keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous diseases. Here's what to expect at the doctor's office.
- Medical Care and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old
Regular well-child exams are essential for keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous childhood diseases. Find out what to expect at the doctor's office.
- Medical Care and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
Because your baby grows rapidly during these months, your questions may move from simple sleeping and eating concerns to those about physical development and motor skills.
- Medical Care and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old
Regular well-child exams are essential to keep kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations. Find out what to expect at the doctor's office.
- Medical Care and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old
As your baby becomes more independent, you may have questions about how to prevent bumps and bruises. Here are some other topics you'll cover with your doctor.
- Medical Care and Your Newborn
By the time you hold your new baby for the first time, you've probably chosen your little one's doctor. Learn about your newborn's medical care.
- Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy can help improve kids' cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
- Physical Therapy
Doctors often recommend physical therapy for kids who have been injured or have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability. Learn more about PT.
- Speech-Language Therapy
Working with a certified speech-language pathologist can help a child with speech or language difficulties.
- Your Child's Checkup: 18 Months ( 1-1/2 Years)
Find out what this doctor's visit will involve and what your toddler might be doing by 18 months.
- Your Child's Checkups
You visit the doctor regularly to ensure your child is healthy, and it can be tough to remember everything you discuss. These printable sheets can help you keep track of it all.
- Your Daughter's First Gynecological Exam
The idea of having a pelvic exam may make your daughter feel nervous. Here's how to make her feel more comfortable.
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