The American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures recommend annual well-care visits during adolescence. Studies have shown that adolescence is one of the most dramatic periods of human growth and development, second only to infancy. While this age group is generally characterized by good health, adolescence is a key transition period that requires a unique set of health care services.
Intercommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO) has a quality initiative focused on increasing adolescent well-care visits each year. To support this initiative IHN-CCO will be sending an adolescent well-care visit postcard reminder this spring and fall to its adolescent population if they have not had a PCP visit in the past year.
Help us reach our goal by continuing your health maintenance reminder calls and mailings. Schedule IHN-CCO members for their well-care visits when they call and consider how the well-care visits can be incorporated into other visits, like sick-care visits and sports physicals.