At First Care Medical Clinic, kids come first. The compassionate pediatric department provides a wide range of services for infants, children, and adolescents at the five North Carolina locations in Monroe, Albemarle, Gastonia, and two offices in Charlotte, as well as the clinic in Rock Hill, South Carolina. If your child needs to build a relationship with a pediatrician or becomes sick or injured, contact the clinic nearest you today.
To schedule visit, contact the First Care Medical Clinic office nearest you by phone or by using the online booking feature.
Why is Pediatric Care Important?
Your child sees a pediatric specialist regularly from the day they’re born. Regular pediatric care is important to ensure your child is developing and growing well. Your pediatric provider checks for:
- Developmental or congenital concerns
- Weight and height milestones
- Vision or hearing issues
- Communication skills
- Neurological issues
Pediatric care is also important to evaluate your little one’s behavioral health, as well as social and emotional development. Your pediatrician partners with you to make sure you have the education you need to help your child be as healthy as possible.
Which Pediatric Care Services Does My Child Need?
First Care Medical Clinic proudly offers comprehensive pediatric care services in a warm and nurturing environment. In addition to head-to-toe examinations, your pediatric provider can also provide the following services:
- Chronic illness prevention and management
- School and sports physicals
- Acute illness treatment
- Radiology services
- Laboratory services
If your child needs to see a specialist, First Care Medical Clinic serves as the foundation for your child’s care. Not only can your pediatrician send out a referral if needed, but they also provide all essential follow-up care, so you have a dedicated provider to go to ensure your child is in good health.
How Often Should My Child See a Pediatrician?
It depends on your child’s age. Babies and infants need more frequent visits than children and adolescents. Generally, the pediatric care specialists at First Care Medical Clinic recommend scheduling well-baby visits at the following ages:
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months (2 years)
- 30 months (2½ years)
- 36 months (3 years)
As long as your child is healthy, after age three, they typically need annual well-child exams. Of course, the team at First Care Medical Clinic is available any other time your child needs to be seen right away if they become sick or injured, too.
The practice also offers internal medicine services, so once your child grows out of pediatric medical needs, they can easily transition to an internist without having to transfer to a new office.
Book your pediatric care appointment at First Care Medical Clinic directly through the website. You can also call the clinic nearest you to speak with a team member.