Adolescent Medicine

Adolescence is an exciting time of growth and discovery, and teens and young adults have their own unique needs. While the general pediatrician is skilled in providing care to adolescents, a subset of these patients have more complex and multidisciplinary needs than can be provided in the primary care setting.

Our experienced team of board-certified adolescent medicine specialists are highly skilled and have the resources to care for these high-risk patients from 12-21 years of age. Additionally, while respecting a teen’s desire for confidential care, our team takes into consideration the needs of the entire family helping them navigate through these difficult issues together.

Teen girls and boys sitting outside talking

What We Treat

  • Eating disorders
    – Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and other eating disorders
    – A multidisciplinary approach contained in a single location
  • Reproductive Health
    – Management and implementation of oral and implantable contraceptive devices
    – Confidential screening, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections and sequelae for both females and males
    – Standard preventative reproductive health maintenance
    – Adolescent gynecological services
  • Mental Health
    – Mood disorders without comorbid conditions
    – Simple pharmacologic management with integration of community mental health resources
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Adolescent Health Care
    – Counseling support
    – Hormone therapy
    – Health management of other associated conditions

Adolescent Medicine Programs and Services

CHOC’s adolescent medicine specialists are experts in treating the medical and emotional issues teens and young adults may face. We understand the cognitive, emotional and physical changes they experience and how it relates to medical care.
  • Inpatient consultative services
  • Multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Program
  • Transgender Clinic
  • Depression screening
  • Consultation services for complex social and medical cases

Eating Disorders Program

Untreated eating disorders may lead to significant medical complications and can be extremely difficult on teens and their families. At CHOC, we offer a comprehensive eating disorder program that includes adolescent medicine doctors, mental health professionals and specialized nutritionists to care for your child’s unique needs.

Smiling mom and daughter in the kitchen preparing a meal

Adolescent Medicine Location

Map showing location of CHOC Children’s Health Center, Centrum

CHOC Health Center, Centrum

Building: Centrum North | 1120 W. La Veta Ave. | Suite 125 | Orange, CA 92868 | 888-770-2462