Preventive health guide – birth to 18 months

  • Periodic health exams - five exams in first 18 months


  • Perinatal hearing
  • Newborn screening (state lab)
  • Update and system review
  • Lead exposure (yearly)
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Development
  • Current problems
  • Nutrition

Physical exam

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Head circumference
  • Physical examination


  • Your primary care physician has the most up-to-date immunization information.


Developmental assessment

Counseling parent

  • Diet
  • Injury prevention
  • Behavior
  • Dental health

NOTE: Asymptomatic healthy people may require more testing if risk factors present.

This guide is based on published literature by nationally recognized authorities in health care and the expressed opinions of participating network physicians. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice nor as a listing of preventive services with no-cost sharing as required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Please consult your doctor for advice about changes that may affect your health. Some services may not be covered under your health plan. Please refer to your benefit plan document for details concerning benefits, procedures and exclusions.