For Adult Caregivers and Youth Advocates

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 screenings and immunization updates. We also see our primary care clients for acute and chronic health problems including:

  • Acne.
  • Asthma.
  • Rashes.
  • Viral illnesses.

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:

  • Birth control.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Gender identity concerns.
  • Hormone problems.
  • Menstrual problems of all kinds.
  • Mental health.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Questions they may have about their body.
  • Sexuality issues.
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment.
  • Substance use.

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 and youth advocates 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.


Contact Us

To schedule an adolescent and young adult medicine appointment or consultation, please call 412-692-6677.