The Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine is committed to providing services to the community through:
Teen Health Center Primary Care Services
The Teen Health Center within the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine offers a well-coordinated, multidisciplinary primary care approach to the treatment of medical, social, emotional, sexual, educational, and nutritional concerns of youth. Individualized care is provided to adolescents and their families by a team of health professionals representing medicine, nursing, care management, social work, psychology, psychiatry, and nutrition. We also provide primary care services in the community through our Mobile Care Center: we are currently seeing patients in the North College Hill area with plans to expand to provide more access to healthcare services for our patients.
Consultation for complex medical and mental health conditions is provided by board-certified physicians in the Division. Common referral issues include:
- Gender identity or sexual orientation issues
- Medical evaluation and treatment or referral for mood and behavioral concerns
- Medical evaluation and treatment or referral for school performance issues
- Pubertal and growth concerns
- Menstrual concerns
- Sexual and reproductive health issues, including contraception, STI screening and treatment
- HIV prevention and treatment.
These services are provided at the Teen Health Center on the Burnet campus or at our neighborhood locations.
Eating Disorders Program
The Eating Disorders Program serves all adolescents – male, female, and gender nonconforming – who have unhealthy eating behaviors including those with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. This multidisciplinary program offers outpatient and inpatient treatment for children, adolescents and young adults through age 25 years. The team is comprised of physicians (Adolescent Medicine and Psychiatry), nurse care managers, psychologists, therapists, and dieticians. Patients requiring medical hospitalization are admitted to Cincinnati Children’s adolescent inpatient unit, which is located at the Liberty Campus.
Transgender Health Center (Living with Change Center )
The Transgender Health Center at Cincinnati Children’s provides services for patients 5-24 years old who experience their gender differently from their sex assigned at birth. The team cares for transgender, gender expansive, and questioning persons. Our team of specialists provide medical care, resources and information, and psychosocial support for these children and their families. The team includes physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and pastoral care support with referrals to other subspecialists as needed. The team meets families where they are in the process, and all families are welcome.
Healthcare transition is the process of an individual graduating from the pediatric system to the adult system. The Transition Medicine team at Cincinnati Children’s partners with teenagers and young adults with chronic health conditions or developmental disabilities, age 12 or older, to create a plan for healthcare transition.
Providers in Adolescent Medicine prescribe and manage PrEP, an oral medication that is an effective method for preventing HIV infection. PrEP services are available at our main campus and satellite locations.
Family Care Clinic
This program provides care for children, teens, and young adults living with HIV infection.
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
LARC methods (hormonal implants and intrauterine devices) are recommended as first-line contraception for adolescents and young adults and can be used for medical management of menstrual period issues. Services for hormonal implants are currently offered at both our main campus and satellite locations.
Substance Use Disorders
The substance use disorder clinic focuses on treatment of patients with opioid use disorders. Services provided include assessment, medication for opioid use disorder, and referral to therapy and counseling services.
Programs Coming Soon
- Young Men’s Health Program - In 2023 we anticipate opening a program that focuses on the specific health needs of young men.