Children's preventive care

Children and toddlers grow and change fast in early childhood. Routine visits with a Primary Care Provider (PCP) help keep your child healthy, and offer the chance for you to get regular updates on your child’s health and development.


All of the below well-child visits are covered at no cost to you, with a network provider* (click the links to read what you can expect at these visits):

1 week after hospital discharge
2-month visit
4-month visit
6-month visit
9-month visit
12-month visit
15-month visit
18-month visit
24-month visit
Some providers may schedule a 30-month visit

Starting at age 3, schedule an annual preventive visit with your child’s PCP each year.
 

Well-child visits

Well-child visits may also be referred to as well-baby exams, well-child checks or routine checkups.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends regular well-child visits until your child turns three years of age, and then annually after that. These visits are an important part of keeping young children healthy!

At well-child visits these preventive services, and more, are covered at no ($0) out-of-pocket costs to you when performed by an in-network provider*:

  • Monitoring growth and development
  • Checking for any health concerns
  • Discuss emotions, behavior and safety
  • Age-specific vaccinations, screenings and tests
  • Talking through any questions or concerns you may have


See a list of covered preventive services for children at healthcare.gov.

Visit the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for more about well-child visits.

Childhood Vaccinations

Vaccines help keep children safe and free from vaccine-preventable diseases, and approved vaccines are covered with $0 cost to you when given by a network provider*. Here are five reasons to vaccinate children:

  1. Immunizations can save a child’s life
  2. Vaccinations are safe and effective
  3. Immunity protects others
  4. Immunizations can save time and money
  5. Immunizations help protect future generations

 
View the CDC’s vaccines for children page to learn more. If your child misses a recommended vaccine, talk with your child’s PCP about catching up—in most cases it isn’t too late!

*If your plan uses a provider network, review your summary of benefits and coverage for network provider details.

Other children’s health resources

You can go to your PCP, pharmacy, or both to be vaccinated. See our list of retail pharmacies that provide vaccinations. If you receive pharmacy benefits through a carrier other than Dean Health Plan, be sure to confirm insurance coverage of vaccines provided at your pharmacy.

Guidelines to keep in mind:
  • No prescription is necessary if receiving vaccines at one of the listed retail pharmacies
  • Members can get vaccines from their PCP, pharmacy, or a combination of both
  • Call your pharmacy to ask if a vaccine is in stock or available
  • Visit cdc.gov to learn more about vaccines and schedules
  • Disclaimer: Children under the age of 6 are not eligible to receive vaccines in the pharmacy.