At Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, we offer a Wellness Clinic in a completely separate building designed to prevent your healthy child from becoming unnecessarily exposed to contagious diseases. We also provide wellness care at our Lowell Clinic.
Preventative health care is the most effective care we provide. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ well-child exam schedule and vaccine schedule.
- Parents know that a well-child visit is a time for scheduled vaccinations
- This is also a great time to talk about your child’s growth, development, behavior, and general well-being
Having regular well-child visits with your child’s doctor and raising the concerns that matter most to you are key in helping the doctor know you and your child, and in forming a reliable and trustworthy relationship.
When should my child have a wellness check-up?
Visits can include physical measurements, patient history, hearing and vision screenings, developmental assessments and immunizations, screenings at the following suggested intervals:
- Newborn Well Visit at 3 to 5 days old and 2 weeks
- Babies: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months
- Toddlers: 15 months -18 months and 24 months
- 3 years old to 18 years old: once a year for an annual health visit
These levels are in accordance with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
To ensure the best possible care, we encourage parents to choose a pediatrician and schedule a wellness visit for their child before he or she gets sick. Having a wellness visit establishes your child’s care with your pediatrician of choice and gives you full access to all of the clinic services like the extended hour acute care clinics and 24-hour nurse help line.
Expecting your first baby? To learn more about NWAPC, visit our New Parent Information page to learn about a free welcome class for new parents.
Download MANA New Patient Packet
Download the Newborn Handbook
To schedule an appointment at our Wellness Clinic in Fayetteville or at our Lowell Clinic, you may login to your myMANA account or request by phone. Please specify morning or afternoon appointment time and which doctor you would like to visit with. Log into myMANA or call (479) 443-3471. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.