Adolescent Health Clinic
The Adolescent Health Clinic focuses on the health needs of patients age 12-23. Adolescence is a time of transition and change. Teens and their families may have questions about physical and emotional changes; evolving relationships and expectations; school; sexuality; and emotional and mental health.
Parental involvement in their teen’s health and support from other adults is very important. We are partners in your teen’s care. We encourage the involvement of the adolescent in his or her care, in an age appropriate manner. We will involve them in conversations and decisions. We will encourage them to take on more responsibility for their care as they prepare to transition into adulthood. We will meet with them one-on-one to promote independence and responsibility and to cover sensitive health topics. We will also be a resource to parents for encouraging healthy outcomes for their adolescents and young adults.
Adolescence is a unique time of development; one marked by the need to be autonomous and to begin to become responsible for one’s self. By offering confidential services, we encourage adolescents to feel confident seeking out healthcare and learning to advocate for themselves.
The Adolescent Health Clinic is a multidisciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals. They collaborate to meet the unique medical and psychosocial needs of teenage patients and their families to promote their healthy development. The care model integrates psychosocial care into all aspects of health care delivery. Clinical services include primary medical care, acute and chronic care, reproductive care, and mental health assessment and therapy.
Your team of adolescent-focused experts
Children’s team of professionals strives to meet the comprehensive needs of patients and their families. Our team includes a physician certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker, certified nurse practitioner, and registered nurse.
Expertise for your child
Our adolescent clinicians offer expertise in a broad range of services: