Children's Primary Care

Caring for Babies through Young Adults

Kids are at the center of our world at Sanford Children’s. Our team of residency-trained and board-certified providers offers care to pediatric patients from newborns to young adults.

Partner with a pediatric provider from Sanford Health to keep your child healthy. Whether it’s a well-child check-up, a cold, or a complex medical issue, we’re here for all your child’s health needs:

  • Regular wellness checkups
  • Preventive health, including immunizations and developmental and behavioral screenings
  • Care for illness and injuries
  • Health education
  • Parenting support for a variety of child-related issues, illnesses and concerns
  • Pediatric specialist referrals

Our team of pediatricians and family medicine providers is here to support you and your child as they grow.

Routine Children’s Health Services

Well Child Visits

One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is by having regular well child visits. These visits make sure infants, children and teens are getting the care they need to stay healthy.

A wellness visit includes:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Growth and development tracking
  • Discussions on nutrition, physical fitness, sleep, behavior and health concerns
  • Early detection of issues before they become serious
  • Discussions about preventive screenings, health care recommendations and your family’s health
  • Sports and pre-participation physicals for students participating in athletics or physically demanding activities
  • Vaccinations

Infants and young children should have a well child visit at these milestones:

  • 3 to 5 days old
  • 2 to 4 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months 
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months (1 year old)
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months (2 years old)
  • 30 months

Children ages 3 years and older should see their provider annually. Learn more about well child visits.

To schedule an appointment on My Sanford Chart, under the Find Care menu, select Schedule an Appointment. There will be an option to schedule a Wellness Visit.


Stay up to date on your child’s immunizations to protect them from life-threatening illnesses. Vaccinations significantly reduce children’s risk of developing dangerous and preventable diseases. Vaccines are a safe and effective way to keep your child and those around them healthy.

Learn more about childhood immunization.

Vaccines work by building up a body’s natural defense system. Some immunizations contain a dead or weakened form of a virus or bacteria. Others, like the COVID-19 vaccine, deliver instructions on how to create a protein that triggers an immune response. The immune system will then learn how to fight off those infections and can resist infection from those diseases in the future.

Learn about immunization myths and facts.

To schedule an appointment on My Sanford Chart, under the Find Care menu, select Schedule an Appointment. There will be an option to schedule a Vaccine Visit.

Sports Physicals

Sports and pre-participation physicals help parents and students catch health issues before they become problems during play. You’ll meet with an experienced provider for a comprehensive exam that ensures your child is healthy enough to participate in sports. Most schools and sports organizations require players to complete a physical before they’re allowed to participate.

During a sports physical, physicians check:

  • Medical history, including past illnesses, surgeries, injuries and concussions
  • Height and weight
  • Heart and respiratory health

Learn more about sports physicals.

Your child’s regular pediatrician or family medicine doctor can perform a sports physical. Well child checkups also qualify as a physical.

View upcoming sports physical screening events.

How to Access Care

Schedule an appointment via My Sanford Chart or by calling your clinic.

Appointments are available in-person through a local clinic or virtually through scheduled video visits. Your child’s provider can recommend a virtual appointment. Talk to your child’s provider about scheduling a virtual visit.

Depending on availability, your child can be seen the same day.

If same day appointments with your child’s primary care provider are not available, find a location to get urgent care near you.

Learn more about what type of appointment is right for you.