19 and Under

You're in your teen years! What can you do to live a healthy life?

Be healthier with one, or all, of the steps below! Get the conversation started at your next well-woman visit with this list.
A well-woman visit is a yearly preventive checkup with your doctor. It's a time to check in on how you're doing, how you'd like to be doing, and what changes you can make to reach your health goals.

In addition to talking with your provider or nurse about your health, you may also need certain vaccines and medical tests. You do not need every test every year!

What an exciting time in your life! Both you and your parents may have lots of questions, and the EMHS Center for Women’s Health at Inland has the caring providers who can help you grow and thrive.

If finances are preventing you from receiving care, our financial assistance program may be able to help. Ask our community health navigator for more information. 
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Partial-Left-Flower.pngTo live a healthy life

Every day I will try to:
  • Eat healthy — go to ChooseMyPlate.gov to get started
  • Get at least 60 minutes of physical activity
  • Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep
  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight
  • Get help to quit or don't start smoking
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bike and wear protective gear for sports
  • Wear a seatbelt in cars and not text and drive
  • Take 400 to 800 mcg of folic acid

Talk to my doctor at least once a year about:

  • Whether I plan to have children in the next year or the right birth control for me
  • My weight (BMI), diet, and physical activity level
  • My tobacco and alcohol use
  • Any violence in my life
  • Depression and any other mental health concerns
  • My family health history, especially of cancer
  • Protecting myself from the sun and the hazards of tanning
  • Who will make health care decisions for me if I am unable toAdvance directives tell your doctor what kind of care you want if you become unable to make medical decisions

*Ask if I need these tests, medicines, or vaccines this year:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • HPV (26 and younger)
  • Pelvic exam (Pap, 21 and older)
  • Sexually transmitted infections (including chlamydia and gonorrhea tests for women 24 and younger)
  • Tuberculosis


* The decision to get any medical test or procedure is a personal one between you and your doctor, at any age. These age ranges are suggested by our sources and may not apply to every person.

Material contained on these pages are used with permission from womenshealth.gov.