Teenage and Young Adult Health Center

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Teenage and Young Adult Health Center cares for young people at a critical time in their development. Adolescents take risks and experiment as they learn to negotiate their growing independence. The Center is designed to meet the total comprehensive health needs of youth ages 12 to 21.

As one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive programs dedicated to children and adolescents, we provide a full range of leading-edge care, with a youth friendly approach. Pediatricians and internists with board certification in adolescent medicine focus on acute and chronic health care needs and provide guidance in preventing risk behavior and promoting optimal health.

Team Members

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Substance abuse specialists

Services

Our staff values and welcomes everyone who needs our services. We proudly serve youth of every class, education level, age, ethnicity, gender identity, HIV status, parenting status, housing status, immigration status, language, mental ability, physical ability, physical appearance, sexual orientation, race, religion. In addition to routine medical evaluation and treatment, the Center offers specialized services for:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acne care and treatment
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • HIV care
  • Menstrual and gynecologic disorders
  • Preventive care
  • Puberty and growth concerns
  • Reproductive health and contraceptives, including Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive methods
  • Transgender care

A full range of youth-specific mental health services encompasses individual, family and group counseling, psychiatric evaluation and outpatient substance abuse treatment for qualifying patients and families.

We serve minors and uninsured youth ages 12-24 years old seeking confidential reproductive health care. Minors (under 18) may obtain birth control at no cost through a State-funded program called Family PACT.

Services and access to specialty staff depend on patient age and health coverage. Please inquire before making an appointment.