WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Your provider will perform a complete physical exam, including measuring blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index (BMI).
Your hearing and vision will be tested.
Depending upon a number of factors, your provider may decide to perform some screening tests for such conditions as anemia, tuberculosis, high cholesterol or diabetes.
Your provider will discuss the dangers of tobacco, drugs and alcohol and may use a screening test to assess your risks of substance use.
In addition to the physical exam and screening tests outlined above, your provider will ask questions to assess overall physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development and well-being They may discuss matters of self-confidence, hopefulness, well being, and resiliency when dealing with stress.
GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
You have now entered young adulthood and should be able to manage your own health. Your provider may want to see you and your parent together to observe how you interact but you will have mostly one-on-one visits with your provider from now on. Your provider will discuss physical growth and development, body image and emotional well-being, as well as social and academic concerns, sexual health and risk reduction for tobacco, alcohol, drugs, pregnancy and STI’s. We encourage you to speak freely with us on any matters or issues you are concerned about.