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Patient Stories

Posted August 07, 2019

Inspiring Teens

WRITTEN BY
Connie Burke

Making the Invisible Patient Seen

Teens are often called the “invisible patient” because they don’t see the doctor as often as when they were young and getting scheduled immunizations. At Neighborhood, we understand that the teen years are a critical stage in life. Good decisions made during these years can help create a successful and happy future. Our teen programs provide an appointment with a doctor and 6 group meetings where a variety of teen-related topics are openly discussed.

Teen Wellness Program

Neighborhood’s Teen Wellness program was designed to provide both health-related and vocational support and education for teens during high school. Kayla Emery and Diana Rodriguez both enrolled in our wellness program when they were teens. During the program, they were encouraged to think of their future and set goals. As a result, both Kayla and Diana have gone on to pursue higher education. While attending school, they both wanted to return to the program as volunteers. They now encourage teens to believe in their dreams and they share their stories as inspirations. Kayla is now enrolled at Palomar College and is planning to get her AA in nursing by Spring 2017. Diana has recently been accepted to Cal State San Marcos as a full-time student.

Chantel Baylor

With dreams to go to college and establish a career, Chantel Baylor came to our Temecula health center seeking information through the Teens Take Care program. Chantel is now a graduate of Cal State Fullerton and works in event planning. Chantel explains, “Neighborhood Healthcare gives you the tools to plan your life the way that you want to.”

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