Lancaster Pediatrics will begin screen for depression at your child’s yearly well visit starting at 12 years of age as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. You will be presented with the screening survey when you arrive at the office for your appointment. Please make sure you arrive at your scheduled check-in time to allow ample time for any necessary paperwork to be updated and for the survey to be completed. You may also complete this depression screening survey prior to you appointment and bring it with you. Once you have confirmed your appointment, login to your patient portal account, on the home screen under “items assigned to you” you will see the survey entitled PHQ-9 modified for teens. You may print the screening survey out and have your child complete it in advance of your appointment. You will also find other handouts available for your review, such as, immunizations your child may receive at their well check. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 717-291-5931.
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