Child well visits during COVID-19

How to get ready for your child's well visits during COVID-19

Your baby should go to at least 8 child well visits before they are 15 months old. But COVID-19 has made it difficult to leave the house and get to appointments. Here are a few tips to help with planning for child well visits during the pandemic.

3 tips for child well visits during COVID-19

1. Remember to practice social distancing

2. Wear a mask and wash your hands often

3. Talk to your child’s care provider about any safety concerns

Get answers to common questions about child well visits during COVID-19

Watch a video to get answers to these questions you may have:

  • Should I still bring my baby in for well visits and immunizations during COVID-19?
  • What should I do to keep me and my baby safe at our appointment?
  • Can I safely invite family or friends into my home to help me with my baby?
  • What should I do to keep my baby safe if I’ve had contact with someone who has COVID-19?
  • What should I do if my baby has COVID-19 symptoms?

Common questions about child well-visits during COVID-19

Looking for resources to help support you and your child?

  • Most health insurance plans cover early well-child visits or provide assistance. Call the number on your insurance card for more details.
  • If you are a UnitedHealthcare Community Plan member, you may have access to our Healthy First Steps program, which can help you find a care provider, schedule well-child visits, connect with educational and community resources and more. To get started, call 1-800-599-5985, TTY 711, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.1
  • If you need help getting to an appointment, or getting formula or healthy food, call the number on your insurance card.
  • If you are having a hard time getting food or are experiencing unemployment, your care provider may be able to connect you with resources that can help.

Footnotes

  1. Healthy First Steps is only available in certain states. For all other states, please call the number on your insurance card for help.