this free child screening extend in Germany from the baby age (U1 to U6) over the toddler age (U7 and U7a) up to the age of teens. But the older your child gets, the less likely the examinations will take place. Our vaccine and sub-planner will help you to keep an eye on appointments so you will not miss out. If you go too late to the pediatrician, the examination is an IGEL benefit that you have to pay yourself.
U8 - Fourth BirthdayThe eighth check should be done in the months before the fourth birthday (43rd to 48th month).
Pediatricians often check that the child is physically and socially mature for the kindergarten. Therefore, both his hearing and vision skills are tested as well as his coordination of movement and his social behavior. Especially important is the study of language development.
Routinely, blood pressure and urine are also examined for urinary tract infections or sugar.
Your doctor will also inform you as a parent about teething troubles that you can now expect.
U9 - around the fifth birthdayThis check-up is the most comprehensive of all U-tests, because now it's about whether your child is ready for school. Of course, this includes the physical examinations. As with the previous exam, your pediatrician will measure your child's blood pressure, examine their urine and, of course, measure height and weight.
But your pediatrician will also evaluate the physical development. The doctor will look at your child's posture exactly how he / she will test how far it is in motor development: Can your child button his jacket and tie his shoes? An eye test and a hearing test are also included. On the other hand, the doctor will also try to find out how far your child is in his social development and in his mental development.
At the end of the exam, your pediatrician will discuss with you whether your child is likely to be ready for enrollment at school start-up, or whether you should wait a little longer.
U10 - 7 to 8 years old
Your child is already in school and that's why your pediatrician will focus on his mental development. During the investigations, care is taken to avoid development delays or problems.Thus, a reading, writing or calculation weakness can be detected in good time. Developmental disorders such as ADHD (an attention deficit disorder) can now be detected much easier than before school entry.Attention
: Not all insurance companies cover the costs of this additional U10 investigation. However many health insurance companies pay both the U10 and the U11 in the context of selective contracts. Check with your health insurance company for safety's sake. U11 - 9 to 10 years old
If your child has difficulty getting along at school at this age, then this U-study is especially important. In addition to physical examinations, your pediatrician will place a special emphasis on mental health, social behavior, and general behavior studies.In addition, your pediatrician will look at your child's jaws and teeth to see if everything is developing well. If there are any problems, he / she will be able to refer you to an orthodontist.
: Not all insurance companies cover the costs of this additional U11 investigation. Check with your health insurance company for safety's sake. J1 - 12 to 15 years old
This exam is almost no more child study because your once cute, little baby is now a pretty and mature teenager at 12 to 15 years old. The doctor will now once again check the physical development, inter alia, under orthopedic aspects. But also sexuality plays a role now. Your child is (almost) sexually mature, so the doctor will talk to him about contraception. Very important are the treatment of topics such as smoking, alcohol, school achievement problems, family problems or drug prevention.The J1 is a cash benefit and is paid by all health insurance companies.
J2 - 16 to 17 years old
This last exam for your now almost adult child is a health check-up. The focus is also on whether your child has puberty disorders. But it can also openly talk to his pediatrician about sexual problems.
Therefore, it can be very good that you, as a parent, can not or must not come to the treatment room for this exam.Attention
: Not all funds cover the costs of this additional J2 study. Check with your health insurance company for safety's sake.