Well baby clinics and Vaccinations
Well-baby clinics, or well-child clinics as they are commonly known, deal with the total well-being of children and family.
Children’s Clinic, well-baby clinics provides immunizations for childhood diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella. The Kilimani Children’s Clinic can track immunization and notifying you and your family when shots are due.
Families frequently ask why their children need routine health care when they have already received all of their required immunizations. The answer is simply that well-child clinics provide an array of diagnostic and preventative services.
Infants are checked for growth and developmental delays. At each visit the staff will check the eyes for vision abnormalities and muscle imbalance, the ears for infection, the heart for murmurs, and the hips for developmental dysplasia. Infants are initially examined at two weeks of age.Subsequent visits are at 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months. Toddlers and preschoolers are seen at 15 months, 18 months, and then yearly at 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 years. ( You can download our free pdf child growth chart to help you in keeping track of your newborn up to two years by clicking here ) Testing is done for anemia and lead poisoning on this age group on request because early detection and intervention is needed to prevent damage to sensitive developing neurologic tissue. The staff also teaches anemia and lead prevention techniques. These older children receive routine screening of vision, hearing, blood pressure, language, and development. When problems are detected, referrals for early intervention can then be made before school age.
School-age children are routinely examined every one to two years for school and camp physicals. Teenagers are screened for sports participation. They are also counseled on age-appropriate issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, and the hazards of smoking.
The well-baby clinics educate families on parenting skills. Most importantly, the staff provides parenting guidance for those with no support system.
We are dedicated to providing to our patients and their families a warm and friendly environment.
We monitor and follow each child individually and are keen at identifying risk factors and take time to advise each parent accordingly.
Quality and Safety
We provide the best quality services in a safe and child friendly one-stop-shop environment for children of all age groups.
In all our Operations, we aim at providing the best quality service and pursue to remain updated and to maintain international standards.
When booking for an appointment, first make sure it’s not an emergency situation.