Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine housed in the Department of Pediatrics in collaboration with psychologists/psychiatrists from the Department of Psychiatry provides primary medical and psychological care services to adolescents and young adults between the ages of 13-24 years.
We are specifically trained to address the needs of this population and provide developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, comprehensive care. Bilingual physicians and psychologists are available.
Adolescents should visit a health care provider at least once a year to ensure that growth is proceeding normally, to address issues related to puberty, to respond to questions from adolescents and their parents/legal guardians, and to provide anticipatory guidance on key health issues affecting this developmental phase . There are also several immunizations recommended during adolescence including the meningococcal vaccine (Menactra), the vaccine to protect against cervical cancer (Gardasil or Cervarix), Tetanus/diptheria/pertussis, and Varicella (chickenpox).
The Division offers several clinics/programs for this age group which include:
The Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic (AYAC) – This clinic, staffed by physicians and psychologists provides comprehensive care to youth ages 13-24 and meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm-5:00pm on the 4th floor (Suite 4300) of Stroger Hospital, 1901 W. Harrison St. Appointments can be made by calling (312) 864-0200.
The Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic at CORE – This clinic, staffed by physicians, psychologists, case managers, nurses and peer buddies provides comprehensive care needs for youth who are HIV positive and meets Monday from 1:00PM to 5:30PM at the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, 2020 W. Harrison St. Appointments can be made by calling (312) 572-4500.