Ready or Not…It’s Back to School!

August 1, 2023

It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding to a close and it’s time to start thinking about back to school. Your UPMC CCP pediatrician and care team are here to help you ease back into the routine.

Your School Nurse/Administrator Checklist

  • Make sure your child’s asthma action plan is up to date.
  • Request any new medical letters or prescription refills (Epi Pen, etc.) through the MyUPMC or UPMC Central Pa. portal.
  • Make sure your well visits and all immunizations are up to date. You can find your child’s immunization record through your portal account.
  • Timesaver Trick: Use your MyUPMC or UPMC Central PA portal account to message your CCP office with non-urgent questions or to schedule your next appointment online.

Getting Your Child Back on Schedule

The back-to-school alarm clocks can be an unwelcome reminder of fall, but by starting with a few simple steps now you can help to ease the tension and prepare your child for a smoother shift.

  • Start to wake your child earlier in the morning.
  • Begin to institute earlier bedtimes.
  • Limit screen time before bed.
  • Maintain a consistent bedtime routine.
  • Create a calm sleep environment.

Your care team at UPMC CCP is here to support you as your child returns to school to learn and grow. Call or reach us at MyUPMC with any questions or concerns.

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