Division of Adolescent Medicine Programs and Services

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A full range of associated services is offered:

  • The Adolescent/Young Adult Medical Practice provides expert evaluation and medical treatment to more than 15,000 adolescents and young adult patients, ages 10-23, with common and complex medical problems.

  • The Bone Health Program evaluates children and adolescents who have, or are at risk for, low bone density.

  • The Boston HAPPENS Program provides clinical care to HIV positive and at-risk youth and offers HIV counseling and testing onsite.

  • The Center for Young Women's Health offers health information to adolescent girls and their parents onsite and through the youngwomenshealth.org website.

  • The Eating Disorders Program provides comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation and treatment to patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia and related eating disorders such as binge eating and vomiting, and is the largest eating disorders program in New England.

  • The PREP Clinic is a weight and lifestyle management program that is part of the Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston. The PREP approach is personalized and includes the specialties of medicine, nutrition, and behavioral health.

  • The Reproductive Endocrine Practice provides diagnostic assessment and management of menstrual problems, polycystic ovary syndrome, and low bone density, as well as educational materials and monthly chats.

  • The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is committed to providing exceptional care to adolescents who use substances and their families.


Boston LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health): A program dedicated to improving the health of adolescents through education, program development, research, advocacy and collaboration.

Center for Young Women's Health: The Center offers health information to adolescent girls and their parents onsite and through the youngwomenshealth.org website.

Young Men's Health Site: This website provides carefully researched health information to teenage boys and young men.

Center on Media and Child Health: The Center focuses on the effects of media on the physical, social and mental health of children through research, production and education.

Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA): A program that gives video cameras to young people, asking them to teach clinicians about the realities of their illnesses.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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