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Walk-in Clinic

Phone: 519-822-7841

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Pharmasave Arkell Pharmacy

Phone: 519-822-7859

Things to Expect During Baby Checkups

Things to Expect During Baby Checkups

Whether you’re a veteran or a first-time parent, you will always have a lot of questions and priorities regarding your baby’s health. It’s during this time that you will need to consult a doctor for a well-baby checkup to learn and monitor your little one’s health.

Although exams may vary, here are some things to expect during your baby’s first visit to the clinic.

  • Physical Checkup
    A well-baby checkup from our walk-in clinic in Guelph usually starts with body measurements, which will serve as your baby’s growth progress indicators. Subsequently, a thorough exam of the head, ears, eyes, mouth, skin, heart and lungs, abdomen, as well as the hips and legs will be done to determine your baby’s overall health. If the results are favorable, lab tests will not be needed.
  • Baby’s Development
    Your baby already has little milestones as early as one week after being born, so you should expect the family doctor in Guelph to ask you questions regarding your baby’s little achievements such as head movement, hand grasp, kicking and other motor movements. Additionally, the doctor will also test your baby’s reflexes to determine if his or her nervous system is working properly.
  • Vaccines
    Vaccination is an important part of well-baby checkups. It will provide immunization against dangerous diseases that might put your baby’s life in danger. Depending on your baby’s health and results, the doctor will determine what vaccine from our pharmacy in Guelph.

As a parent, you will do everything to protect and nurture your baby to the best of your ability. However, when health concerns that only experts can answer crop up, don’t hesitate to ask professionals from Arkell Walk-in Clinic & Arkell Pharmacy, a medical clinic in Ontario.

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Contact Information

  • 403 Arkell Road, Unit 4.
    Guelph, ON N1L 1E5
  • WALK-IN CLINIC *Now accepting UHIP patients* Phone: 519-822-7841
    Fax #: 519-822-5775
  • PHARMACY Phone: 519-822-7859
    Fax #: 519-822-5631
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Arkell Walk-In Clinic



  • Monday 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Wednesday 11 AM - 6 PM
  • Thursday 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Sunday CLOSED

*Please Call Clinic for Holiday Hours*

Pharmacy Hours

  • Monday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Wednesday 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Thursday 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Saturday 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM - 2 PM

*Please Call Pharmacy for Holiday Hours*