Routine checkups can find treatable problems early. For many medical problems, early treatment can help prevent more serious complications. The value of checkups and how often your child receives them is crucial. Your personal medical history and that of your family are also important. Please review the information below and let your provider know if your child is due for any tests/procedures.

What needs to be checked and how often?

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Center for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other medical agencies recommend the vaccinations listed below for routine health care for children and young adults.

We realize that immunization schedules can be difficult to understand and maintain and we are here to help. Simply bring your children's immunization histories to their appointment and your Paseo provider will make sure they are current and, if not, discuss a schedule to help bring them up-to-date.

Click to download our Recommended Well-Child Visits and Vaccinations sheet.
Recommended Well-Child Visits and Vaccinations

What other things can I do to keep my child healthy?

  • Diet and exercise: Try to maintain your child’s weight at a comfortable, healthy level. Limit the fat and cholesterol in their diet and include a lot of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Encourage them to get regular physical activity or exercise.
  • Injury prevention: Arizona law requires that children in vehicles must be properly restrained in either a rear-facing infant car seat (children 7 to 20 pounds) or a convertible seat (children 20 to 40 pounds). Helmets should be worn when riding a motorcycle or bicycle. If you are around guns or other firearms, practice safe handling and make sure to keep them in locked cabinets when they are not in use. Install smoke detectors in your home. Set your hot water heater to less than 120°F (49°C).
  • Water safety:  Actively supervise your children around water, and have a phone nearby to call for help in an emergency.
For a list of preventive services the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends specifically for your child's age group, visit and take a short, three question quiz. 
Health Care for Children