Well Care Visits: What Teens and Parents Can Expect

From ages 13 to 17, we recommend a well-care visit every year.

Well-Care Visit Questionnaire

Below are links to the teen questionnaire correlating to your childs well visit appointment, please have your child print and complete in confidentiality and bring to their visit.

  • Patient Health Questionnaire (Child Age 11-17 years old) [PDF] [Online]
  • CRAFFT Screening Tool (Child age 14-21 years old) [PDF] [Online]


During this visit, you will talk with your doctor about topics that influence your health, such as nutrition, safety, exercise, sexuality, and tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. The physical exam includes what’s needed for a sports physical.

You’ll see your doctor alone, and most of what is discussed is kept private. You may ask your doctor about this privacy. It’s important for you to share in making decisions and to take responsibility for your health.

For issues make an appointment with the front office. We handle specific problems for teens aged 11 to 18, including concerns about mental health, attention deficit disorder, chronic illnesses, sexuality, birth control, and eating disorders.

Message to Parents

We invite you to share your concerns and questions with your teen’s doctor in person (at the start or end of the visit) or in writing before the visit

We will review current and past health conditions as well as family health history during the visit. We encourage your family to discuss all of these important health topics at home before or after the visit.

We understand that it might be hard for you to not be part of the whole office visit. It’s easier for teens and adults to share information in private. Your support helps your teen begin to take responsibility for his or her health. Spending time alone with their doctor helps them learn how to take responsibility in a safe way

We also ask that you let your teen fill out the questionnaire in private. Remember, we are dedicated to supporting you in keeping your teen healthy and safe.

Most of what is discussed between a teen and his or her doctor is kept private. If you have questions about this, please ask the doctor.