Wellness Visits are important for teens to learn about taking health into your own hands and getting a chance to talk about personal concerns with a doctor. Remember we're here to support and accept you, no matter what! During your Wellness Visit, your medical provider will go over these topics with you:
Adolescent Wellness Checklist
Your Daily Health
· Visiting the dentist twice a year.
· Protecting your hearing at work, home and concerts.
· Eating well for your personal body, including consuming a variety of foods, getting enough vitamins and protein while you're still growing.
· Drinking plenty of water.
· Incorporating vigorous physical activity into your schedule.
· If you do use drugs, you can talk to us about it. We will help you with quitting or cutting down on use of harmful substances.
· Making healthy decisions about your sexual behavior. Practicing safe sex if you are sexually active. Using a condom to prevent STIs.
· All sexual activity should be something that you want. No one should ever force or try to convince you.
· Finding safe activities or school and work.
Violence and Injuries
· Being safe when driving
· If you feel unsafe driving or riding with someone, having someone you can trust to call.
· If you are physically harming yourself or others at home or school, we can connect you with resources to help you address this issue.
· Healthy dating relationships are built on respect and saying “no” is always ok.
· Fighting and carrying weapons can be dangerous.
· Finding healthy ways to deal with stress.
· Trying your best to solve problems and make decisions on your own, but ask for help when you need it.
· Most people have daily ups and downs. But if you are feeling constantly sad, depressed, nervous, irritable, hopeless or angry, we can connect you with resources to support you.
· Sexuality is a normal and complicated part of development. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you.
School and Friends
· Supporting friends and family who chose not to use drugs, alcohol, steroids or diet pills.
· Taking responsibility for being organized enough to succeed in work or school.
· Finding new activities you enjoy