Healthy Visit

If you are interested in a COVID vaccine, please contact our office at 847-375-0888 to schedule an appointment.
Wellness Visit and Immunization Schedule

Well-child checks are important visits to monitor children’s health, growth, development, and behavior and an opportunities to address your questions and concerns as well as to discuss what to anticipate with your child’s future.
Vaccines are another important component of healthy checkups.  We are a vaccinating practice and require all of our patients to be immunized according to the current vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

We strongly recommend vaccinating all children according to the recommended guidelines.

Wellness Schedule

We do a lot at this visit, including:

  • Check your baby’s weight.
  • Monitor for signs of jaundice.
  • Check to see how your baby is feeding.
  • Answer questions about your new baby.

Immunizations: None
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Post Partum Depression Assessment

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: First Week Visit (3 to 5 Days)
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We do a lot at this visit, including:

  • Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
  • Remind you to give your baby a daily supplement of vitamin D – either with infant 400 IU drops or maternal 5000IU supplement, if you are breastfeeding.

Immunizations: None
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Post Partum Depression Assessment

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 1 Month Visit
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We do a lot at this visit, including:

  • Make sure your baby is developmentally meeting their milestones.
  • Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide your baby’s first set of immunizations. Immunizations are safe, effective and keep your child and our community healthy. During this visit, you will be able to discuss any questions you may have about immunizations.
  • Screen for post-partum depression.

Immunizations: Pediarix #1, HIB#1, PCV#1, Rotavirus#1
Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2 Month Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide your baby’s immunizations.
  • Discuss when to start feeding your baby solid foods.
  • Screen for post-partum depression.

Immunizations: Pediarix #2, HIB#2, PCV#2, Rotavirus#2
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Post Partum Depression Assessment
Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 4 Month Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Make sure your baby is meeting their developmental milestones.
  • Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide your baby’s immunizations.
  • Discuss the introduction of fluoridated water to encourage the development of strong and healthy teeth. If you have city or rural water,  your water is fluoridated. If you have well water,  you should have your water tested for fluoride before offering it to your baby.
  • Screen for post-partum depression.

Immunizations:  Pediarix #3, HIB#3, PCV#3, Rotavirus#3, Influenza vaccine (during flu season)
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Post Partum Depression Assessment
Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 6 Month Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Make sure they are meeting their developmental milestones.
  • Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
  • Discuss dental health and your baby should see a dentist at 1 year of age. You should be brushing your child’s teeth with an infant toothbrush and a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. 

Immunizations: None
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Oral Health Surveillance
Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 9 Month Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide your baby’s immunizations.

Immunizations: HepA#1, Varivax #1, MMR #1
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Hemoglobin Test, Lead Test, TB surveillance

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 12 Month Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide your baby’s immunizations.

Immunizations: HIB #4, PCV #4
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Anemia Surveillance

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 15 Month Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide your baby’s immunizations.
  • Discuss temper tantrums.

Immunizations: DTaP#4, HepA#2
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, MCHAT Questionnaire

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 18 Month Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, length, head size and body mass index and record on a growth curve.
  • Most of our patients do not have immunizations due at this visit.  Your child may need immunizations if they are behind on their shots.
  • Review your child’s development with you using the MCHAT (Autism screening tool) questionnaire.
  • Screen for lead exposure and test if necessary with a finger prick in the office.
  • Discuss dental health and apply fluoride varnish to your child’s teeth.
  • Discuss toilet training and time out.

Immunizations: Flu vaccine (during flu season)
Tests/Screens/Assessments: MCHAT Questionnaire, TB Surveillance, Anemia Surveillance, Lead Surveillance,  Oral Health Surveillance, Lead Test

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2 Year Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, length, head size and record on a growth curve
  • Most of our patients do not have immunizations due at this visit.
  • Evaluate your child’s development with the ASQ.  Please do the ASQ developmental screening 2-3 days prior to the visit, which is on our website.
  • Discuss dental health  (if they have not yet seen a dentist, they should!)
  • Discuss healthy meals/snacks, avoid food pouches and no or little juice

Immunizations: Influenza vaccine (during flu season)
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages & Stages Developmental Screening

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2 1/2 Year Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve.
  • Most of our patients do not have immunizations due at this visit.  Your child may need immunizations if they are behind on their shots or during flu season.
  • Discuss dental health 

Immunizations:  Flu vaccine (during flu season)
Tests/Screens/Assessments:  Oral Health Surveillance, Vision Testing, TB surveillance

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 3 Year Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide your child’s immunizations.
  • Discuss dental health 

Immunizations: Option to get Kindergarten vaccines-  MMRV,  IPV/DtaP
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC 17), TB Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing, TB surveillance

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 4 Year Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve.
  • Review your child’s speech and development.
  • Discuss exercise and nutrition.
  • Discuss dental health 
  • Screen your child’s hearing and vision.
  • Review your child’s school performance and development.
  • Review safety issues.

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 5-6 Year Visit
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve
  • Measure your child’s blood pressure and heart rate
  • Review your child’s school performance and development
  • Discuss involvement in activities
  • Discuss sleep
  • Discuss anticipating pubertal changes
  • Discuss exercise and nutrition

Review safety issues
Immunizations:Influenza vaccine (during flu season)
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC 17), TB surveillance

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 7-8 Year Visit
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Patient Handouts
Bright Futures Patient Handout: 7-8 Year Visits
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve
  • Measure your child’s blood pressure and heart rate
  • Review your child’s school performance and development
  • Discuss involvement in activities and peer relationships
  • Discuss sleep
  • Discuss exercise and nutrition
  • Discuss puberty changes to expect or that may be starting to occur

Immunizations:  Influenza vaccine (during flu season)
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC 17), Lipid Profile, TB surveillance

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 9-10 Year Visit
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Patient Handouts
Bright Futures Patient Handout: 9-10 Year Visits
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide your child’s immunizations.
  • Review your child’s school performance and development.
  • Discuss exercise and nutrition.
  • Discuss puberty changes to expect or that may be starting to occur.
  • Complete sports physical forms and discuss sport safety (if your child is participating in sports).
  • Discuss exercise and nutrition, particularly in association with increased awareness of body image and diet.

Immunizations: MCV#1, TdaP, HPV( if not previously completed; series of 2; 9-13 years)
Tests/Screens/Assessments:  Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC 17), TB surveillance

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 11-14 Year Visit
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Patient Handouts
Bright Futures Patient Handout: 11-14 Year Visits
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve.
  • Complete sports physical forms and discuss sport safety (if your child is participating in sports).
  • Review your child’s school performance.
  • Perform any recommended yearly screening tests (depending on family history, sexual activity etc.).
  • Reinforce healthy choices and risk behavior avoidance.
  • Discuss exercise and nutrition, particularly in association with increased awareness of body image and diet.

Immunizations: Men #2,  HPV (if series has not been completed yet). 
Tests/Screens/Assessments:  Lipid Profile, Pediatric Symptom Checklist, Adolescent Depression Screening,  TB surveillance

Parent Handouts
Bright Futures Parent Handout: 15-17 Year Visit
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Patient Handouts
Bright Futures Patient Handout: 15-17 Year Visits
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At this visit we will:

  • Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve.
  • Provide immunizations.
  • Discuss transitions to life after high school—whether that be work, travel, vocational school or college.
  • Discuss importance of responsible decision making and recognizing healthy -vs- unhealthy relationships.
  • Complete college physical forms and any required college screening labs/tests.
  • Perform any recommended yearly screening tests (depending on family history, sexual activity etc.).
  • Reinforce healthy choices and risk behavior avoidance.
  • Transition your child to an adult care provider.

Immunizations: HPV,  Men B (optional, but highly recommended for dorm bound college students)
Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Anemia Surveillance, Dyslipidemia Surveillance, Adolescent Depression Screening, Pediatric Symptom Checklist

Bright Futures Patient Handout: 18-21 Year Visits
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If you have any questions about our pediatric services, office hours, accepted insurance plans, or payment options or any other concerns please contact us at 847-375-0888.

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

AFTER-HOUR CARE

If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.

Otherwise, for urgent matters that cannot wait until business hours, call our office to be connected to an answering service.

LOCATION

1635 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Suite 203
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-375-0888
Fax: 847-375-0396