Members are automatically enrolled
As a Virginia Premier member, you are automatically enrolled in our Healthy Footsteps program.
Teens and young adults need well visits as they grow, even if they are not sick. We focus on your overall health and wellness as you navigate your teen years.
Well visits are doctor’s visits that help detect and prevent health problems. At well visits, your doctor will answer any questions you have. They’ll also talk with you about healthy habits, nutrition, exercise, drugs and alcohol, smoking, peer pressure, sexual behavior, school performance, home life and depression. This is also a great time to ask your doctor any questions you have about your physical, social or mental health.
As a Virginia Premier member, you qualify for free well-visits.
We’ll remind you and your parents when you need shots, dental visits and well check-ups with the doctor during a specific time frame throughout the year. You or your parent may get this reminder by phone call, email, mail, or text message. We also send educational texts as you grow and reach developmental milestones.
If you need help finding a doctor, use our provider search tool.
Learn more about switching from a pediatrician (a doctor for children and teens) to a doctor who cares for adults.
When should teens get well visits and shots?
What to expect
It’s important to know what to expect throughout your teen and young adult years so you can stay healthy.
Everyone should get a flu shot every year. However, those with asthma or other medical conditions must talk with their doctor first.
Annual and back to school physicals
It’s important for you to stay active and get your annual physical. You should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and see your doctor at least once a year to make sure you’re healthy. If you are play sports, you will also need to get sports physicals.