Visiting the Doctor: Helping Kids Grow Up Strong & Healthy
Preparation and communication help you get the best care for your child at every medical visit.
Print and use these pages (or just view on screen) before your child’s next sick or well visit! In this guide for both you and your child, you’ll find:
- information to help you prepare for children’s sick and well visits
- tips for before, during, and after a visit
- activities and games to help children feel comfortable, calm, and reassured
- suggestions for coping with chronic illnesses such as allergies, asthma, and diabetes
Special thanks to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Connecting & Communicating
Communication and connection with families is key to building a strong, effective healthy team.
Elmo and Abby’s Check-up Play Date
Pretend play can help children “rehearse” situations that may frighten them.
My Whole Healthy Life: Meet Reignen
A video about the different ways a Native American child and his family stay healthy.
My Whole Healthy Life: Meet Wa.Sta.Tse
A video about the different ways a Native American child and her family stay healthy.
Communicating at Doctor’s Visits
Good communication leads to good care for your child.
Regular check-ups can be a fun and informative experience for the whole healthy team, kids included!