Family Matters- USFHP Blog

Back to School Means Back to the Doctor

Posted by USFHP on Aug 4, 2021 12:30:00 PM


Keeping your child healthy is a tough job! But, well-care visits make it easier to track your child’s health & wellness. Back to school time can be a convenient time to schedule routine checkups and immunizations. 

Well-child visits are checkups specifically for tracking growth and learning. Your care provider will assess how your child is developing not only physically, but emotionally & socially as well. Other than checkups, school-age children should be seen for significant weight change, fever higher than 102 degrees, breathing problems, skin irritations, or changes in behavior. 

What can you expect at an appointment?

  • Physical exam
  • Height & weight measurements
  • Vaccines or immunizations 
  • Hearing & vision screenings
  • Screenings for other potential health risks 

What can you expect from USFHP? 

We believe the most important part of healthcare is maintaining good health, especially when it comes to your family. With USFHP, families are covered for ailments from the common cold to more severe conditions and emergency treatment. We’ve developed incentive programs that give rewards to our members for meeting certain health goals. 

Visit or call 1-800-241-4848 for help finding a provider or assistance scheduling an appointment.

Topics: Kid Health, children, Vaccines, well care visits