Back-to-School Health Checklist 2019
Get the school year off to a healthy start! Make sure your family is ready to head back to school in shape.
Tips for Finding a Doctor:
- Ask for a referral. If you have a general practitioner and are looking for a specialist or a pediatrician for your child, call your doctor and ask for a referral.
- Ask a friend. Get a recommendation from someone that you know and trust. They may also know a doctor in the area.
- Check with your insurance. As you are looking for doctors try to someone who fits in with your insurance plan.
For more tips on how to find a doctor click here - The NYC Department of Health
School Health - Overview:
Information at CDC.gov
Vaccine Information at CDC.gov
Search for a doctor in New York
Search for a doctor in New Jersey
Search for a doctor in Connecticut
Sports Physicals and Concussion Baseline Testing:
Sports Physicals Info at CDC.gov
CDC's HEADS UP Concussion Information Program
Heat-Related Illness Tips for Athletes from Hopkinsmedicine.org
All about dental mouthguards
Healthy Vision Info
Back-to-School Exams from the American Dental Association
Emergency Contact Info:
Print a Pre-made Emergency Card
Have a Plan - Be Prepared - CDC.gov
Administering Medication at School - HealthyChildren.org
Tips on Safely Storing Medicines
School sleep health info at CDC.gov
Supporting Children's Behavioral Health - CDC.gov
Search for a therapist, psychologist or social worker in New York
Anxiety and Depression in children - Get the Facts from CDC.gov
Mental Health Tips Among Young Children
Mental Health Tips Among Teens