Covering Children and Pregnant Women
with Affordable Health Insurance
A Service of the Commonwealth of Virginia
During the years from age five to ten, school becomes a bigger and bigger part of your child’s life. To start school, children need entrance physicals and shots. Once in school, however, it is just as important for your child to have regular checkups every two years.
Changes in vision or hearing can happen at any age. Children need regular hearing and vision screenings to make sure they can hear the teacher and see the blackboard. Children also need booster shots. The doctor or nurse will give these tests and shots during well-child checkups.
Sitting too much at school and home can be harmful to your child’s health. Lack of physical activity is a major cause of obesity and other health problems. It is best to get 30 to 60 minutes each day of vigorous activity. Turn off the TV and get your child moving. Make it family time by joining your child in biking, basketball, roller-skating, swimming, or simply going for a brisk walk together. You will both be healthier if you do.Medical Care...
Referrals to Specialists as needed.