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The Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine provides care to adolescents in a variety of settings at Cincinnati Children’s. The Teen Health Center Primary Care Clinic (THC) serves youth 11 to 21 years old and has more than 20,000 patient visits per year. The THC has medical doctors, advance practice nurses, a social worker, a psychiatrist, nutritionists, nurses and medical assistants to provide the highest level care to patients. In addition, clinicians from the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine provide medical care through the Asthma Innovation Lab in the Center of Innovation in Chronic Disease Care and Adolescent Medicine Outpatient Consultative Clinics. Fellows and faculty from the Adolescent and Transition Medicine Division also manage an active inpatient service for primary care and eating disorder patients and an adolescent medicine inpatient consultative service. The Cincinnati Children’s Eating Disorders Program is housed in the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine and works collaboratively with the Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology and Nutrition Therapy.
The Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology provides clinical care for the diagnosis, medical and surgical management of female reproductive health problems from infancy through young adulthood in the Young Women's Center for Reproductive Health and Development. Adolescent Medicine Fellows work closely with this center for both clinical training and research collaborations.
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has an integral presence in the Teen Health Center Primary Care Clinic both in providing specialized patient care for complicated psychiatric issues and training of Adolescent Medicine fellows. The fellows do a six- to twelve-month rotation in psychiatry. Faculty from this division also work closely with the Eating Disorders Program.
The Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center is located at 2020 Auburn Ave. and known as 2020. It is a 160 secure bed, county detention facility. Adolescent Medicine fellows work alongside Adolescent and Transition Medicine clinicians and 2020 staff to perform health screenings on new admissions and management of ongoing medical conditions. Many of the youth entering 2020 have had little contact with the medical system and have no medical documentation. Therefore, fellows are often the first to diagnose and manage their medical problems. The range of health concerns includes acute and chronic illnesses, mental illness, injuries, and drug intoxications.
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