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Well Teen Visit at 15 to 18 Years Handout for Parents

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is a well teen visit?

A well teen visit is when your teen sees a healthcare provider to prevent health problems. It is a different type of visit than when your teen sees a healthcare provider because he or she is sick. Well teen visits are used to track your teen's growth and development. It is also a time for you to ask questions and to get information on how to keep your teen safe. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them. Your teen should have regular well teen visits from birth to 18 years.

Which development milestones may my teen reach at 15 to 18 years?

Every teen develops at his or her own pace. Your teen might have already reached the following milestones, or he or she may reach them later:

What can I do to help my teen get the right nutrition?

What can I do to keep my teen safe?

What can I do to support my teen?

How should I talk to my teen about sex, drugs, tobacco, and alcohol?

Which vaccines and screenings may my teen get during this well child visit?

What medical care happens next for my teen?

Your teen's healthcare provider will talk to you about where your teen should go for medical care after 18 years. Your teen may continue to see the same healthcare providers until he or she is 21 years old.

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your child's care. Learn about your child's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your child's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your child. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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