Back to School

Whether your child is leaving the nest for the first time or the last, INTEGRIS Health is here for them.

Many colleges are reopening this fall for in-person classes. At INTEGRIS Health, we’re ready to help your student stay safe, no matter where their university is.

Whether your child is leaving the nest for the first time or the last, INTEGRIS Health is here for them. As your health partner throughout COVID-19, we’ve had an eye on your family’s health. That includes the family members who might not live under your roof anymore.

For starters, if they’re going to school away from their primary care physician, making a telehealth appointment with an INTEGRIS Health doctor is easy. Curious about how our telehealth options could work for your young adult? Read more about telehealth here.

Here’s how you can help your young adult stay healthy in the face of COVID-19.

INTEGRIS Back to School

What Can I Do to Keep My College Student Safe?

Each university will have different protocols for their process in reopening this fall. So, as parents, one of the most important things we can do is to help the young people in our lives cope with COVID-19. Here are some helpful tips, guidelines and resources. Remember: you don’t have to be perfect, just try your best.

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  • It doesn’t hurt to remind your college-aged child about how to protect themselves from the coronavirus. That may mean discussing hand washing techniques, sanitizing methods and COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Encourage your student to follow guidance from the CDC and other reliable sources.
  • See what else you can do to help your student understand how to protect themselves.

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Teach Your College Student About Wearing a Mask

Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

How to Wear a Mask Correctly

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily

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INTEGRIS Telehealth: So Your Student Can Stay Healthy Away From Home

Telehealth options allow your child to communicate with their health care provider by telephone, messaging or live video even when they are away from home.

These appointments are a safe and secure option for managing chronic conditions, receiving care for non-emergency injury or illness and maintaining well visits for children. Establishing a relationship with a pediatrician or family care physician is important prior to your child going away to college.

We encourage every parent to talk to their doctor now about how telehealth visits will play a role in your child’s health and if you don’t have an INTEGRIS Health doctor, let us help you find one today.

Let Us Find the Best Doctor for Your Child Before School Starts

If your child currently does not have a pediatrician, we can help you find one. Let’s give you the confidence to send your child back to school, safely.


Should people wear masks in public?

David Chansolme, M.D., the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at INTEGRIS Health addressed the issue of wearing masks in public.