Parenthood can be hard. A pediatrician you can trust to be your partner in your child’s health, growth and development can make the job of a parent just a little easier. The providers at Novant Health Rural Hall Family Medicine are here for your family when your children are sick and when they are well. From cradle to college, you can trust that your children will receive the best medical care available.
Making sure your child receives well-child checkups throughout childhood is one of the biggest jobs you have as a caregiver. These appointments allow your child’s provider to monitor growth and development, and to address any concerns without delay. Children normally see a provider for well-child checkups at the following ages:
- Within one week of hospital discharge
- Two weeks
- One month
- Two months
- Four months
- Six months
- Nine months
- One year
- 15 months
- 18 months
- Two years
- 2.5 years
- Three years
- Annually after three years
Our office follows the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommended vaccine schedule (below). If you have any questions about your child’s vaccines, please ask anyone in our office.
We reserve same-day and next-day appointments for sick children whenever possible. Our morning sick clinic from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. daily for established patients means your child can see a provider without making an appointment before heading to school or daycare. This helps parents determine if a child’s illness means he should be kept home for the day.
Should you need guidance after office hours, calling our office will connect you with our triage team. This team will help you determine whether to schedule an appointment when our office reopens or if you need to seek more immediate medical attention.
School & sports physicals
Does your child need a form filled out to attend school or participate in a sport? Novant Health Rural Hall Family Medicine completes school and sports physicals for children. Sometimes these forms can be completed during the same visit as your child’s well-patient exam; however, if additional testing is required, you might be asked to make a separate appointment, and that extra testing might not be covered by insurance. If your child has received a form to have completed, bring that form to your child’s appointment as we will not have access to it in our office.