Back-to-School Health Checklist

Get the school year off to a healthy start! Make sure your family is ready to head back to school in shape.

Tips for Finding a Doctor:
- Ask for a referral. If you have a general practitioner and are looking for a specialist or a pediatrician for your child, call your doctor and ask for a referral. 

- Ask a friend. Get a recommendation from someone that you know and trust. They may also know a doctor in the area. 

- Check with your insurance. As you are looking for doctors try to someone who fits in with your insurance plan. 
For more tips on how to find a doctor click here - The NYC Department of Health

School Health - Overview:
Information at CDC.gov

Vaccines:
Vaccine Information at CDC.gov

Recommended Immunization Schedules at HealthyChildren.org

Birth to 6-years-old

7 to 17-years-old

Search for a doctor in New York
More Information

Search for a doctor in New Jersey
More Information

Search for a doctor in Connecticut
More Information

Physicals:
Info on back-to-school checkups at HealthyChildren.org

Sports Physicals and Concussion Baseline Testing:
Sports Physicals Info at CDC.gov
CDC's HEADS UP Concussion Information Program
Heat-Related Illness Tips for Athletes from Hopkinsmedicine.org
All about dental mouthguards

Eye Exams:
Healthy Vision Info

Dental Health
Back-to-School Exams from the American Dental Association
Brushing Calendar

Emergency Contact Info:
Print a Pre-made Emergency Card
Have a Plan - Be Prepared - CDC.gov

Medications/Medical Conditions:
Administering Medication at School - HealthyChildren.org
Tips on Safely Storing Medicines

Asthma and Allergies 
American Academy Allergy Asthma and Immunology Website
Finding an allergist
Create an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan - HealthyChildren.org

Diet/Exercise Routine:
Child Nutrition - NYS Education Department
Nutrition, Physical Health and Obesity info for youths

VIDEO: Back-to-School: Lunch ideas from News12.com
VIDEO: Back-to-School: Tips for nutritional school lunches from News12.com
VIDEO: Tasty Tuesday: Easy and healthy snacks for kids on the go from News 12.com

More back-to-school lunch recipes from HealthyChildren.org

Sleep guidelines:
School sleep health info at CDC.gov

Mental Health
Supporting Children's Behavioral Health - CDC.gov
Search for a therapist, psychologist or social worker in New York
Anxiety and Depression in children - Get the Facts from CDC.gov
Mental Health Tips Among Young Children
Mental Health Tips Among Teens

Bullying

Cyberbullying Information at HealthyChildren.org
Identifying Cyberbullying at StopBullying.org
Bullying Prevention

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