Caring for School-Aged Patients

Begin the Discussion with School Age Patients

Use these important AAFP resources to help your school-age patients stay healthy and safe.

Physician Resources

Adolescent Well Visits & Vaccinations

The AAFP collaborated with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), and Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) to urge healthcare professionals to make sure that your patients who are 16 years of age receive the vaccines that are recommended for them in accordance with the Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2019.

Clinical Preventive Services

Take the opportunity to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth during their formative years.

Physical & Mental Health

Help your school-age patients and their parents ensure the school year starts and finishes healthy and safe.

The AAFP's EveryOne Project

Learn more about the EveryONE Project and how to address social determinants of health (SDOH) with your patients.

Patient Resources

Concussion Webcasts for Physicians

Get information about the impact of sports-related head injuries in physician-led webcasts produced by the AAFP.

Adolescent & Young Adult Preventive Services

Improve the health of your adolescent and young adult patients, aged 11-26, by viewing this webcast about preventive services.

Looking for patient education to use in your practice? Familydoctor.org provides health and wellness information, in both English and Spanish, that are written in conversational, easy-to-understand language. All articles been carefully reviewed by family physicians. Learn More(familydoctor.org)