Should the healthy child see the doctor regularly?


OUR ADVICES –All children benefit from twenty health examinations from birth to age 16. A device that remains relatively unknown.

When their child is born, parents do not ask the question, they go to see the pediatrician or the attending physician every month. “Up to 18 months we see children very regularly. But, then, it becomes more space “, notes the Dr Andreas Werner, Vice-President of the French Association for Ambulatory Pediatrics (Afpa). After this age, the mandatory vaccines are done and the parents have become less worried. Many of them then bring their child for consultation only when they are sick or for vaccination booster shots.

However, between birth and 16 years, each child can benefit from twenty medical examinations covered 100% by Medicare. Until March 2019, these exams took place before the child was 6 years old. Since then, three new exams have been added: between 8 and 9 years old, between 11 and 13 years old and between 15 and 16 years old. As the Health Insurance recalls on its Ameli website, these new medical appointments are an opportunity

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