TABLE 1

US Guidelines for Adolescent Clinical Preventive Care

NameOrganizational SponsorTargeted Age,yRecommendation for Preventive Care VisitsWeb Site
Age charts for periodic health examinationsAmerican Academy of Family Physicians13-18Every 1-3 y, tailored to needs of individual, 1 comprehensive PE between 13 and 18 ywww.aafp.org/online/en/home/clinical/exam/agecharts.html
Bright FuturesMaternal and Child Health Bureau (Health Resources and Services Administration) and the AAP11-21Annual, with comprehensive PEwww.brightfutures.aap.org
GAPSAmerican Medical Association11-21Annual, with comprehensive PE once during early, middle, and late adolescencewww.ama-assn.org/ama/upload/mm/39/gapsmono.pdf
Recommendations for pediatric preventive health careAAP11-21Annual, with comprehensive PEhttp://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics%3b105/3/645
US Preventive Services Task ForceaAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality11-24Every 1-3 y, tailored to needs of individual, no recommendation for comprehensive PEwww.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm
  • PE indicates physicalexamination.

  • a Includes evidence-based recommendations for adolescents as part of their guidelines for CPSs.