Sending a kid to college is stressful. Doing it during a pandemic is mind-numbing.
That’s why I created College Health MD, a special division of Your GPS Doc for college and college-bound students and their parents. We have spoken up for them in doctor’s appointments. We know all of the details of their medical history because we were there for every sniffle, scraped knee, broken bone, and serious illness.
We’ve checked temperatures, applied ointments, administered medications, and stayed up all night when necessary.
And now… they’re on their own.
There are driving schools and personal finance classes, but who teaches them how to manage their own health and health care?
DIY College First Aid Kit
Now, more than ever, we have to ensure that our kids are prepared to monitor their symptoms and to treat themselves, when appropriate. Save time, money, and worry by making sure they have everything they need throughout the entire school year. I invite you to check out my FREE checklist: 10 Things Your College Student Should Never Leave at Home.
Your student will be managing his/her health and healthcare independently for the first time in their lives. Let’s let that sink in for a moment.
Our healthcare system is so complicated that most of us struggle to get the care we need and deserve.
Are you confident about your kid’s ability to communicate effectively with doctors? Does he/she know when and how to seek emergency medical care? If your student gets sick in the middle of the night, will they know what to do? Do you understand your health insurance benefits and whether the services your kid receives in their college town will be covered by your insurance policy?
This Amazon best-selling book will serve as your student’s guide as he/she begins to navigate their own healthcare journey. The easy-to-read chapters are filled with helpful tips as well as common pitfalls to avoid. I wrote this book as I prepared my own daughter to go off to college and my desire is to help other college students and their parents become more informed and empowered healthcare consumers.