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The Division of Adolescent 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 23 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 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 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 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.
Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for low-income students ages 16 through 24. Established in 1964, Job Corps serves 60,000 young people each year. Students receive hands-on training in more than 100 career areas. There are 125 Job Corps centers located in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. While in the program, students are provided housing at the center and receive basic medical care. Adolescent Medicine fellows work alongside faculty and Job Corps medical staff to provide medical care to students at Cincinnati’s Job Corps site.
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 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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