Many kids have fears about going to the doctor. A coloring page and some conversation can help prepare them to interact with their whole healthy team.
Help for you support your children through healty and not-so-healthy times.
Find resources, activities, and videos to help you and your family prepare for doctor visits.
Regular check-ups can be a fun and informative experience for the whole healthy team, kids included!
Visiting the Doctor: Helping Kids Grow Up Strong & Healthy
Preparation and communication help you get the best care for your child at every medical visit.
Connecting & Communicating
Communication and connection with families is key to building a strong, effective healthy team.
Communicating at Doctor’s Visits
Good communication leads to good care for your child.
Elmo and Abby’s Check-up Play Date
Pretend play can help children “rehearse” situations that may frighten them.
Your Healthy Team
When healthy teams work together, kids win!
Questions for My Doctor
A place for parents and children to list questions for their doctor.
Helping Children Prepare for Shots
An article with ideas to help children prepare to get a shot.
Our Healthy Team
An article describing how caregivers and health care providers can work together to keep children healthy.
See more resources for parents, caregivers, and providers.
Keeping children’s smiles healthy at every age and stage is an important part of keeping their whole bodies well.
Vaccines for Kids
Vaccines are an important way to help protect ourselves and our families, friends, neighbors, and entire communities.
How to Stay Healthy
Simple routines like washing hands, covering up against mosquitos, and booking doctor appointments can help keep kids happy and healthy.