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Davis Medical Center in Elkins

Davis Health encourages well child visits ahead of back-to-school season

ELKINS – As a new school year approaches, Davis Health System reminds parents and guardians of the importance of scheduling well child visits. These comprehensive check-ups are essential for ensuring students are healthy, up to date on vaccinations, and ready to thrive in the upcoming academic year.

“Well child visits are an opportunity for us to partner with parents in supporting their child’s health and development. By ensuring that children are up to date on vaccinations and screenings, we can help them stay healthy and perform their best in school,” said Davis Medical Center Pediatrician Amanda Pennington, MD.

Key components of the well child examination include administering necessary immunizations to protect against preventable diseases, physical examination to assess overall health, growth and development, behavioral and developmental assessment, and chronic health concerns (referrals to specialists and refill medications as applicable).

According to Dr. Pennington, sports physical forms can be completed during the examination. “We encourage parents to make these appointments early to avoid the rush,” she added.

Well child visits can be scheduled at any one of the following Davis Health System locations:

  • Davis Medical Center, 304-637-3948
  • Buckhannon Medical Center, 304-472-1600
  • Broaddus Family Care, 304-457-1760
  • Webster Memorial Hospital, 304-847-5682
  • The Cowen Clinic, 304-226-3150

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