Well Visit

During Well Visits your doctor will talk about family health history, give health exams, and order lab work. Well Visits help make sure you or your child is growing at the right pace. They also allow you to ask your doctor questions about what happening with your body.

 

 

Member Incentive

Learn more about how you can receive an incentive for Well Visits

Vaccination Schedule

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended vaccinations

Well Visit exams can include

 

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Routine Health Check-Ups
This helps your doctor look for any concerns about:

  1. Overall health
  2. Dental, vision, and hearing
  3. Mental health

Vaccines
Your child may need different vaccines based on their age.

Counseling
These exams cover healthy living, counseling on milestones and safety, and to detect illnesses.

No matter how old, it is vital that you have regular visits with your doctor
and get yearly health exams.

Major Milestones

Ages 7 to 10 years old

There are many changes taking place in your child’s life between ages 7-10. Physical, social, and mental skills change quickly. Children who feel good make better choices for themselves.

Three emotional and social changes children might have:

  • Growing to be more confident and independent
  • Taking more time on their appearance – like clothing and hair
  • Wanting to be around their peers more

Three thinking and learning changes children might have: 

  • Learning more ways to describe their thoughts and feelings.
  • Have more mature conversations.
  • Enjoy talking to others and value friendship.

Ages 11 to 21 years old

This is a time for many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes. Hormones change as puberty starts. It is an exciting time, but a lot is going on. Be patient with yourself – get the tools you need to grow and succeed!

Three emotional and social changes might have:

  • More independence about body image, looks and clothes
  • Enjoy more time with family and friends
  • Be able to express yourself through speech, art, or other interests

Three thinking and learning changes might have: 

  • May have more complex thoughts.
  • Be better able to express feelings through talking.
  • Be better able to give reasons for their own choices, about what is right or wrong.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and Health

Health starts with hope. To support you and your family, your doctor may ask questions about ACE’s. Having this talk opens the door for help.

Here are some examples of ACE’s:

  • Separation or divorce
  • Incarcerated household member
  • Domestic violence
  • Abuse or neglect

Childhood Experiences

This screening is for children and adults. Talk to your doctor to learn more at www.acesaware.org

Take this quiz to find out your ACEs score

 

Other Resources

If you have other questions, please call HPSJ Member Services at 1.888.936.PLAN (7526).

HPSJ Social worker of the day 1.209.942.6395 Monday trough Friday 8am to 5pm.

Call HealthReach 24/7 nurse and doctor advice line at 1.800.655.8294 who may help you with any questions you have.

For Behavioral Health services, call Beacon Health Options 888.581.7526 for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit the website

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Posted on March 21st, 2022 and last modified on July 29th, 2022.

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