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.