Lake Cumberland District Health Department - Services | Children | Well Child Exams

well child

The Well Child/Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care program provides a complete physical screening and assessment of physical, mental and social well being to children birth through 20 years of age. Regularly scheduled checkups can detect minor health problems before they become serious.


Children of all ages need comprehensive health checkups. The recommended schedule for well child exams are as follows: Birth, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months 18 month, 24 months, annually from age 3 through 20.


A complete well-child exam includes the following: 


        • unclothed physical examination
        • health and developmental history including assessment of both physical and mental health development
        • health education (including anticipatory guidance)
        • appropriate immunizations according to age
        • laboratory tests as indicated (appropriate according to age and health history unless medically contraindicated)
        • lead screening according to established guidelines
        • hearing, vision and dental screenings


Well child exams are administered, with an appointment, at all county health departments and 55 off-site clinics located in schools. 


More Information:
KY Cabinet For Health and Family Services - EPSDT