Kids don’t usually like the doctor’s office, but they won't mind ours. Cheerful environments staffed by kid-friendly care teams makes our clinics popular places with your little ones.
When you have a sick kid, you want care right now. We make it easy with same-day appointments, convenient clinic parking and 24-hour virtual care.
Count on comprehensive care from pediatricians and family medicine providers who are specially trained in the health needs of babies, children and teens.
Parent-approved care for kids of all ages.
Recommended for kids of all ages, routine well-child care visits help maintain your child’s good health. Visits include a complete physical exam to monitor your child’s growth and development, update immunizations and find or prevent health problems. They also provide important guidance about managing your child’s safety, nutrition, fitness, illnesses and other issues.
After birth, the baby’s first well-care visit should be done at 2 to 3 days of age, typically before they go home from the hospital. Afterward, doctors recommend the following schedule for your child’s well-care visits.
- 3 to 5 days
- 2 to 4 weeks
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- Annually, between the ages of 3 and 21 years
At every age, your child has unique physical, emotional and developmental needs. UW Medicine partners with Seattle Children’s Hospital to meet those needs through our wide range of specialized services. An important part of your child’s care experience is finding the right pediatric specialist. When choosing a provider, think about what qualities matter to you. Then ask your child’s pediatrician, your primary care physician and people you respect for recommendations.
Child abuse can happen in any family, no matter its income, race, ethnic heritage and religious faith. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglecting to act when a child is potentially in harm’s way can also be abuse.
Also called vaccines, these protect babies, children and teens from many diseases, including some that can be life-threatening. Vaccines are safe, effective and necessary to keep your child healthy. Doctors recommend the following immunizations for kids throughout their childhood.
- Meningococcal vaccine
- Hepatitis B
- Inactivated polio vaccine
- DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
- Hib vaccine (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
- MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
- Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV 13)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Hepatitis A
- HPV (human papillomavirus)
- Seasonal influenza (flu)
Injury or illness in children can be scary, but knowing how and when to react is key for 1) their health and 2) your peace of mind. UW Medicine partners with Seattle Children’s Hospital to ensure kids receive the right care when and where they need it. Read on to find out what you can do at home and when you need to call or see the doctor.