Pediatric Specialties — Adolescent Medicine
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Services

The Adolescent Medicine Division provides inpatient consultations, outpatient consultations and comprehensive primary care for patients ages 12 through 25. Working with a multidisciplinary team, we specialize in treating adolescents and young adults with menstrual and gynecologic concerns, family planning issues, eating disorders, and mild mental health conditions. We screen for high-risk behaviors common among teenagers and young adults, provide risk-reduction counseling and make referrals to appropriate services and programs. 

We also offer comprehensive primary care for adolescents and young adults in youth-friendly medical clinics. We specialize in providing confidential medical services in an accessible, non-judgmental and caring environment regardless of sexual expression or gender identity.  Services include:

Comprehensive Primary Medical Care

  • Primary medical care including routine health care physicals (sports clearance, working papers, and college physicals)
  • Medical care for gay, lesbian, bisexual, non-binary, queer and transgender teens and young adults
  • Management of chronic diseases (for example, asthma, seasonal allergies, etc.)
  • Comprehensive medical care for teens with developmental delays
  • Management of acute medical problems (for example, colds, sore throat, headache, abdominal pain)
  • Primary Care for individuals with complex chronic illnesses, collaborating closely with other subspecialist providers (for example, Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis, HIV)
  • Routine immunizations
  • Acne treatment and skin problems
  • Minor injuries
  • Puberty and growth concerns

Comprehensive HIV Specialty Care and Prevention

  • Medical visits and laboratory testing
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) assessments, follow-up, and prescriptions
  • Medical Case Management
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Close collaboration with Pediatric Infectious Disease specialists

Routine Gynecological Care

  • Pelvic exams/Pap smear
  • Menstrual disorders (for example, irregular periods, menstrual cramps, pre-menstrual mood swings)
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Pregnancy testing and pregnancy prevention education

Reproductive Healthcare for Males and Females

Eating Disorders, Nutrition and Weight Management Counseling

  • Close collaboration with Nutritionist and Therapist

Mental Health Evaluation

  • Evaluation of mild mental health conditions  (for example, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression)
  • Management of mild mental health conditions

*Please Note: Individuals with moderate or severe mental health symptoms; refractory symptoms that do not improve with medication trial; significant adverse effects to medications; or individuals with a recent psychiatric hospitalization will be referred to psychiatric specialist for more comprehensive treatment.

Substance Abuse Evaluation

  • Referrals to appropriate services or programs

Programs and Other Services Available