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What is TeenHealth Matters?

TeenHealth Matters is a one-stop shop full of whole health resources for teens in Howard County, Maryland. We say “whole” because your health is more than just what you eat or how much you sleep. Taking care of your whole self means just that: taking care of yourself, body and mind.

 

Who runs TeenHealth Matters?

The Howard County Health Department is behind TeenHealth Matters. Members of the Howard County Voices 4 Change (V4C) act as an Advisory Board to the site.  V4C is a youth-based organization that focuses on issues impacting young people in Howard County, Maryland.

 

When I get information from TeenHealth Matters, is it the same as getting medical advice or counseling?

No. TeenHealthMatters.org is a great guide to getting some of the resources you need most. However, it does not take the place of your school guidance counselor, doctor, or direct consultation with a trained health professional. If you believe you need extra support, feel free to contact the Howard County Health Department HERE.

 

Who should use TeenHealth Matters?

Howard County, Maryland teens (ages 13-19) and parents living, working, or enjoying resources in Howard County.

 

Who can I contact if I have questions that aren’t answered here?

If you are having a medical emergency, consult a physician immediately.

For non-emergencies, talk to your parent, a family member, or a school counselor about how to proceed. For help reaching a medical professional in the Howard County area, contact the Howard County Health Department HERE.

 

Can I use TeenHealth Matters if I’m not from Howard County, Maryland?

Absolutely! The resources found here are tailored first to teens in the Howard County, Maryland area; however, you are more than welcome to explore the site.