Congratulations on your new baby! We are here to support you at every step along the way!
Babies are seen every couple of months for check-ups (also called Well-Child Visits) to check your child’s growth (height, weight, and head size), check vision and hearing, and ask important screening and development questions. We provide education about what you can expect from your child’s age group and how to keep your child healthy. It’s also a great time to ask questions about any concerns you may have about your child’s development, behavior, nutrition, or health. Here is the timeline of important visits, screenings, and vaccines given at each of those check-ups!
For more information about vaccines please see any of the below links or ask your child’s provider:
- Birth-18 years Immunization Schedule – Including Schedule with Combination Vaccines
- Immunization Catch-Up Schedule
- Birth to 18-year Immunization Schedule by Medical Indication
- Quick Chart of Vaccines in Multiple Languages
- Mexico to California Binational Immunization Resource Tool for Children from Birth through 18 Years
About the Flu Vaccine:
Santa Rosa Community Health offers flu vaccines to all eligible patients over 6 months old! Vaccination is the best protection against the flu. We have this vaccine in stock throughout the school year! This is especially important for our youngest patients, who need two doses of this vaccine before they turn 2 years old, for the best protection. After their first dose, the next will be given four weeks later. If your baby turns six months outside of the school year, their doctor will let you know when they are ready!
If you have any other questions about the flu and how to protect your baby, please speak with your child’s doctor.
Children & Teens
Starting at 3 years of age, your child will only need one check-up each year. At these visits, we will also check your child’s growth (height, weight), blood pressure, check vision and hearing, and depending on the age of your child they may receive a vaccine or extra screening where applicable.
- 4 years old Vaccines- DTAP (to protect against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis aka Whooping Cough) & IPV (Polio), and ProQuad (MMR and Varicella)
- 11 years old Vaccines- Tdap (to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis aka Whooping Cough) & HPV (2 dose series to protect against most HPV cancers) & MenACWY (to protect against bacteria that can cause Meningitis)
- 12-17 years old- Annual Depression Screening using the PHQ2 and/or PHQ9
- 15 years old- HIV Screening
- 16 years old- MenACWY (to protect against bacteria that can cause Meningitis)) & MeningitisB (2 dose series to protect against Meningococcal Bacteria B)
Have Partnership HealthPlan Insurance?
You may qualify for prenatal, postpartum, and healthy baby incentives through the Partnership HealthPlan Growing Together Program!
You may pick up a referral form from a receptionist or medical staff at your health center, or click here to learn more.
Growing Together Program (GTP)
Partnership HealthPlan of California helps both mom and baby get a healthy start by providing:
- Over-the-phone check-ins and help with access to care and community resources
- Up to $100 in free gift cards for early prenatal care, post-partum, and well-child visits
- Breastfeeding information and referrals
- Double electric breast pumps are available for up to 12 months after the baby’s birth (mother or baby must be a PHC member)
- English and Spanish spoken – for additional languages, interpreter services are available
These services are at no cost to mothers who are Partnership members. Call the Growing Together Program today to enroll: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (855) 798-8764.
Information form – Spanish