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Well-Child Check-ups

Well-child visits help make sure babies, children and teens get the care they need to be and stay healthy. Getting regular well-child check-ups help children and teens stay healthy by:

  • Finding health problems early before they become serious.
  • Preventing illness by making sure children get the right immunizations.

Use the schedules below to make sure your child receives the appropriate check-ups and immunizations.

Well-child visits are conducted in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures recommendation for preventative pediatric care. You can view a complete schedule of recommended preventative services.

South Dakota Medicaid will also mail you a letter during the month of your child’s birthday to remind you to schedule a well-child check-up and other services like teeth cleaning and vision exam. Click on the letters below to see an example of the letter you will receive in the mail:

Well-Child Letter examples
0 to 3-years-old 4 to 9-years-old 10 to 12-years-old 13-years-old and Up

Well-child check-ups are usually performed by your child’s primary care provider, but your child may also need to see a dentist for dental exams and cleanings and an eye doctor for an eye exam. Read the South Dakota Medicaid well-child brochure to learn more about well-child check-ups and how to schedule a well-child appointment. For a printable guide of annual covered services.

Well Visit Brochure | Poster

Important Numbers to Remember:

  • Delta Dental:
  • Medicaid Recipient Hotline:
  • Non-Emergency Medical Travel:
  • SD Quits:

Additional Information: