Senior Student Passport2Health

Senior high school students are faced with managing life as  young adults; sometimes with guidance, but often on their own.

Have you ever heard the expression, "Welcome to the REAL world"?

Senior Student Passport2Health is YOUR link to the real world!

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Health maintenance begins with making sure that you are covered by health insurance. Whether you stay on your parents plan, are covered by your job or medicaid, or purchase your own, having health insurance coverage is essential. 

Staying healthy means having a primary care provider (PCP). You should schedule a visit with your PCP at least once a year to maintain good health. Having a PCP also means that when you are sick you are able to be treated by a doctor who knows YOU. 

Maintaining a healthy weight and BMI are important to health maintenance. Being overweight or underweight can have detrimental effects on your long-term health. A great way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight is to be active and exercise!

Health maintenance involves being up to date on immunizations. Most colleges require a complete immunization record before admission. Some jobs may even require complete immunization records!

According to the ADA, taking care of your teeth is an important step in maintaining health. To maintain healthy teeth and gums, follow these steps: Floss at least once per day. ...Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. ...Use fluoride toothpaste. ...Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months or sooner if needed. ...Eat a healthy diet. ...Avoid sweets and sweetened drinks. ...DO NOT smoke. Most importantly, visit a dentist every 6 months!

Did you know that the largest human organ is the skin? It is important to take care of your skin and to know when a mole or blemish should be examined by a dermatologist.

A yearly eye exam is recommended to maintain optimal vision. If you have never had an eye exam, now is a great time to make an appointment. 

Protecting your hearing is important as a young adult. Check out ways to protect your ears and find links to Ear, Nose, & Throat doctors. 

If you are suddenly sick or injured, you may wonder if you should go to the emergency room or to a medical aid unit. Most medical aid units are equipped to treat NON-life threatening illness and injury. It can be less expensive (even if you have health insurance) and less time consuming to visit a medical aid unit. For more information on this topic, click here.

 

If you have a life threatening injury or illness, call 911 or go to the emergency room.

 
 

Women's Health

Human Trafficking

Healthy Relationships

Have you ever wondered if your relationship is healthy? Are you being treated the way you want to be treated by your significant other? Click here for information on healthy relationships and what to do if you need help with an unhealthy relationship.

 

Men's Health

Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to

  • Smoke and drink

  • Make unhealthy or risky choices

  • Put off regular checkups and medical care

There are also unique medical conditions that men need to be aware of like prostate cancer, testicular cancer and low testosterone. 

Did you know that men should be doing a Testicular Self Exam (TSE) once a month?

Click here to find out how to do this easy exam.

Life Skills

 

Oona Campanelli, MSN, FNP-C & Susan Felicia, MSN, FNP-C, CHFN are nurse practitioners who work in Chrisitiana Care's School Based Health Centers.

 

We are passionate about caring for the adolescent population and providing resources for senior students transitioning to young adulthood. We welcome your comments and feedback!