Resources for Parents

Symptom Checker

Click for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about your child's symptoms


Sports Physicals: Participation in sports at the high school level requires documentation of an appropriate history and physical examination. You may download the VHSL form and complete the Medical History portion prior to your appointment.

School Physicals: Entrance into Head Start, public preschool or kindergarten requires documentation of immunizations, health history and physical examination on the School Entry Form. Many day care and private preschools also use this form.

ADHD: If your child is to be evaluated for attention problems or hyperactivity we encourage downloading the Vanderbilt Teacher Assessment Scale form for each of your child’s teachers and Vanderbilt Parents’ Assessment Scale.

Internet Links

The Internet can provide a wealth on information about almost any topic or question. But some of the information can be misleading or inaccurate. Here are some resources we feel are reliable and trustworthy.

Local School Systems

Car Seat Information

American Academy of Pediatrics Parents Corner

Immunization information

Prevention and Health Promotion

Autism and Disabilities Resources

Travel Health

Nutrition and Weight Management (USDA)

Health Topics For Girls Age 10-16

Straight Talk About Health Issues For Children and Teens