Annual Wellness Checks
Most insurance covers an Annual Wellness Check (AWC) at no cost to you, in fact many plans also provide you rewards or premium discounts if you complete an AWC. A child’s AWC encompasses the school required Sports Physical and much more, and is also usually 100% covered by insurance.
An Annual Wellness Check usually includes a complete physical examination, a review of the child’s medical history and status of chronic conditions, weight, height and body mass index measurements and percentiles. In addition, a discussion will take place regarding nutrition, sleep habits, development (physical, cognitive, and social) along with counseling regarding health and safety risks, and adolescent issues surrounding peer pressure, drugs, tobacco and alcohol. These visits are the foundation for promoting continuity of care and a long-lasting relationship for effective medical management and care.