The Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine provides care to adolescents in a variety of settings at Cincinnati Children’s main location and in Liberty Township.
At the main hospital (Base) and at Liberty Township, fellows provide outpatient consultative care with a focus on initial consultations and ongoing care for patients with disordered eating. Fellows work closely with the multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Program that is housed in the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine. Team members work collaboratively with the Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology, and Nutrition Therapy.
At Base, fellows provide primary care as part of the Teen Health Center Primary Care Clinic (THC), which serves youth 11-21 years old and has more than 20,000 patient visits per year. Fellows work with a team of physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and social workers.
At Base, Liberty Township, and Green Township, fellows can work in the Transgender Clinic, which provides primary and specialty care to transgender and questioning youth along with a dedicated interdisciplinary team, including members from the Divisions of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Endocrinology, Social Services, and Pastoral Care.
Inpatient care is provided by a multidisciplinary team at the Liberty Campus for medically unstable adolescents with eating disorders.
The Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center is located at 2020 Auburn Avenue and is referred to 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 manage 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 illnesses, injuries, and drug intoxications.