Senior Checklist of Important Tasks

Start now and teach your teen how to schedule their own appointments and take responsibility for their health. Adulthood is about learning to manage one’s own life, starting now is a great step towards the independence of college.

❏ Set up a dentist appointment before you leave
❏ Get a sports physical, they need to be scheduled now
❏ Update any shots/immunizations. Check with your physican, most want students to have:

  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Young adults in dormitory-like living conditions are at higher risk for meningococcal disease, including meningitis.
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. HPV vaccine protects against the viruses that cause cervical cancer, anal cancers, and genital warts. It is licensed for use in both males and females. A complete series consists of 3 doses: The second dose is administered 1-2 months after the first dose, and the third dose is given 6 months after the first dose.

❏ Update eyeglass or contact prescriptions
❏ Find a pharmacy near the college and transfer any prescriptions
❏ Discuss fitness and healthy eating
❑ Check in about health insurance

  • Should your student remain on your insurance, or is the university plan better?
  • What information/proof of insurance does your student need to opt out of the university plan? When is the deadline?
  • If you choose the university insurance, will that cover her during the summer or when she’s home for breaks?
  • Are the services at the university health center covered by a student fee or your insurance, when will your student have to pay out of pocket?
  • Make sure that your student takes their insurance cardto college.

Adapted from an Article by University Parent

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *