Child Physicals

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What To Expect


Well child physical exams can be performed for children through the age of 20 including: daycare, pre-k, kindergarten, and school physicals. Physicals are performed by a Child Health Nurse Screener.

Physical examinations include:
  • Autism Screen
  • Blood lead testing under 6 years of age
  • Dental varnish application-under 42 months
  • Developmental screening
  • Head-to-toe physical
  • Hearing and vision screen
  • Hemoglobin testing (if indicated)
  • Lead monitoring with referral
  • Lipids profile (If indicated)
  • On-site immunization clinic
  • Sickle Cell (If indicated)

A referral will be made to a physician for diagnosing of a medical problem.

Please note that the Onslow County Health Department cannot provide sports physicals or "sick" visits.

Recommended Check-Up Schedule


The Health Department recommends the following schedule for child physicals:
  • 2 week old
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months (optional)
  • 12 months
  • 15 months (optional)
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 - 20 years, once a year
Infographic of child vaccination schedule.

Make An Appointment


To schedule a child physical appointment, please call 910-347-2154 & select option 2.

For general information on making appointments with the Health Department, please visit the Make and Get To Appointments section.

What To Bring

You will need the following items for your appointment:
  • Child's shot record
  • Child's social security number
  • Insurance card(s)
  • Proof of household income

If not the parent or guardian, please bring Power of Attorney and/or Authorized Care.