It is always very important to ask for and review the child’s Road-to-Health Card as it provides much useful information about the child’s past medical history, immunisation record, growth pattern and wellbeing. If the Road-to-Health Card is lost or not available, ask why. A lost or forgotten Card may be due to a family or social problem. The crèche, school, clinic or hospital must not keep this patient-carried card.
Always look carefully at the Road-to-Health Card before examining a child.