Teenagers’ bodies change, high school approaches and they are faced with peer pressure and the challenges of the future. A trusted provider will assist your family in guiding your teen to make healthy decisions. Your teen should see a provider once a year.
Preventive visits will cover:
- Behavioral assessments
- Vision screening
- BMI, height and weight measurements
- Obesity screening and counseling
- Alcohol and drug use screening
- Oral health risk assessment
- Blood pressure screening
- Depression screening
- STD prevention counseling and screening, including HIV and cervical dysplasia
- Immunization Vaccines
Your provider may talk about:
- Growth and development: Body image, healthy eating and physical activity
- Social and academic competence: Family relationships, friends, activity in the community and academic performance
- Emotional well-being: Mental health, sexuality, mood regulation and coping
- Risk reduction: Tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, pregnancy and STIs
- Emotional well-being: Mental health, coping, mood regulation and sexuality
- Violence and injury prevention: Safety belt and helmet use, driving under the influence, firearms, dating violence and bullying
American Academy of Pediatrics. Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care, https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/periodicity_schedule.pdf.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. From Coverage to Care, go.cms.gov/c2c.