Well-Child Visits

Current Health Status

In Washington State, well-child care for children three to six years of age is 62% as reported by Medicaid claims data, lower than the national average which is just above 70%. This represents a lost opportunity to improve and maintain the health of our population and increase the likelihood that our children can grow to full potential as healthy, productive adults. Washington State has developed an interagency team focused on improving outcomes. Additionally, the Well-Child Visit rate has been identified as a quality measure for Apple Health Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).

Well-Child Visits Resources

Current Work and Initiatives

Emerging Issues

Health Equity Concerns

Key Data and Sources

Recommended Strategies


Contact Us

Contact us at P4IPH@doh.wa.gov.