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Well-child visits in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Immunizations, screenings, regular dental care, well-child visits and access to nutritious food are all part of ensuring a healthy start for children. Well-child visits are important to ensure up-to-date immunizations in early childhood and should continue into middle childhood and adolescence, when it is especially important for mental and behavioral health assessments including depression screening.
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Definition and Source



The percent of children who were continuously insured during the measurement year who received the appropriate number of well-child visits – six or more for the first fifteen months and one yearly for all other ages.

Data Source

PPC's report & source documentation can be found at


This indicator was derived from a hybrid sampling methodology but the weighted average was computed to reflect the population of all children receiving public health care.

The year represents when the PPC or HEDIS reports were published.

Updated December 2022.

Last Updated

December 2022