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For Adult Caregivers and Youth Advocates

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine provides medical care for adolescents (ages 10–22) for a wide range of health issues.

As a Primary Care Clinic, we conduct routine physicals for School, sports, driving, and work, including vision and hearing screening and immunization updates. We also see our primary care clients for acute and chronic health problems including:

  • Acne
  • Asthma
  • Rashes
  • Viral illnesses
  • Concerns about pregnancy or sexual health, depression, weight and eating problems, and others

We also see patients for consultations, meaning that young people are  referred by other health professionals (like their pediatrician) to seek our opinion and recommendations for managing special health concerns such as:

  • Hormone problems
  • Menstrual period irregularities
  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecologic problems
  • Contraception
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Sexuality issues
  • Gender concerns

Of course we communicate with the young person’s Primary Care Office and make sure that they are aware of our assessment and recommendations.

We welcome the participation of adult caregivers as key partners in supporting a young person’s successful transition to adulthood.  During a visit with one of our providers, we usually ask to spend time alone with the young person to help them develop skills in talking to a health care provider about their concerns and to start taking responsibility for their health.  We respect the privacy and confidentiality of our young patients, while ensuring that young people are safe and connected to appropriate services and resources as needed. 

Meet the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Team.

 
Last Update
November 24, 2014
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Last Update
November 24, 2014
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