Healthy Self


Healthy SelfSM is Virginia Premier’s screening, diagnosis and treatment program for teens and young adults. We share preventive health information with you as you grow and develop into adulthood.

Members are automatically enrolled

As a Virginia Premier member, you are automatically enrolled in our Healthy Footsteps program.

Member benefits

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.

What to expect

It’s important to know what to expect throughout your teen and young adult years so you can stay healthy.

Flu shot

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.

Empowering a healthier you

Dealing with Depression

Your teen years are both exciting and challenging with so many changes going on. It’s normal to feel sad, or stressed, or even depressed at times. Luckily, there are some ways to help yourself feel better.

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Start Taking Control of Your Care

Sometime between your 18th and 21st birthdays, you should start to take more control over your health care. Essentially, this means switching from a pediatrician (a doctor for children and teens) to a doctor who cares for adults.

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