¡Programe un Examen de Adolescente de Bien Cuidado con su Clínica Médica Local!
Morrow County and Ione School Districts strongly encourage you to schedule an adolescent well care exam appointment (which includes an evaluation for OSAA sport/activity participation) beginning June 1, and throughout the summer months to be prepared for the fall school year.
Morrow County Health District and Columbia River Community Health Services will be providing exams for youth ages 11-21 by appointment only.
- Boardman Columbia River Community Health Services (541) 481-7212
- Heppner Pioneer Memorial Clinic (541) 676-5504
- Ione Community Clinic (541) 422-7128
- Irrigon Medical Clinic (541) 922-5880
Why are wellness exams important? Physical, social and emotional changes during adolescence increase the need for continuous, comprehensive preventive services and adolescents are laying the foundation for lifestyle and behaviors that persist into adulthood.
The American Medical Association’s Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Bright Futures Guidelines, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend comprehensive annual check-ups for adolescents. Adolescents who can easily access preventive health services are more likely to be healthy and able to reach milestones such as high school graduation, entry into the work force, higher education or military service.
What can you expect during an exam? During an adolescent well care exam, the health care professional conducts a risk and strength assessment, listens to parent and youth concerns, conducts necessary screening and provides guidance on key health promotion priorities such as family support, healthy weight, nutrition and physical activity, mental health, healthy growth and development, safety and injury prevention, and oral health. The exam will include, if necessary, an evaluation for clearance to participate in sports/activities and completion of the required OSAA form.
Who provides the AWC exam? Morrow County health care providers care about you, your family and community. Make an appointment for an adolescent well care exam with your local Morrow County health clinic. If the patient has insurance, the insurance will be billed, and the balance, if any, will not be charged to the patient. There will be no out of pocket cost to you.
If you need assistance with transportation, please contact the CARE Team at 541-481-4200.