Complete well-child care for newborns, children, and adolescents
For medical advice or care for your child between appointments or after hours:
Duke offers a full range of health and wellness services for patients one to 10 years old.
Well-child visits evaluate your child’s general medical, developmental, and social health, and address age-appropriate issues like immunizations.
After they turn one, children should be seen for well-child visits at 18 and 24 months old. After age two, they should be seen annually.
Beginning at age three, well-child visits include a vision screening, and beginning at age four, the visits include both hearing and vision screenings.
If your child is sick, and you’re not sure whether he or she should be seen by a doctor, call your primary care provider for assistance:
In an emergency, dial 911.
Same-day appointments are usually available to those who call early in the day
Childhood immunizations are a critical part of lifelong wellness.
All Duke primary care sites provide a full complement of immunizations for infants, children, and adolescents. Parents are provided with copies of the immunization record.
If you have questions about the immunizations necessary for your child, refer to the Centers for Disease Control's immunization schedule.
Children and adolescents often are required to undergo a physical before they can enroll in school, participate in sports, or attend camp, and Duke is here to serve your needs.
If your child needs specialized care, we can refer you to experts at Duke.
To see more details about the specialties to which we refer, visit dukechildrens.org.
To find a physician or get a referral, call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).
Physicians offering this service include:
This service is available at: