The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine provides comprehensive services to adolescents and young adults. We accept new patients between 12-22 years of age. All patients are followed until their 25th birthday.

Our team is dedicated to a patient and family-centered approach ensuring that youth are actively engaged in their care. We offer a range of medical and mental health services for individuals, including:

Read our updated position on intersex care

Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children’s continues to be the #1 children's hospital in Illinois and is ranked in 9 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.


The Center for Gender, Sexuality HIV Prevention is the behavioral research arm of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Our behavioral research focuses on improving the health and wellness of adolescents and young adults.

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Our Locations

Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center at 1440 N. Dayton

1440 N. Dayton St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie

3722 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
Suite 100
New Lenox, Illinois 60451

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Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine News & Stories

Kids' Wellness Matters Podcast Ep. 5: How to Handle Teenage Substance Use

It's never too early or too late to talk with children about the dangers of substance use. Maria Rahmandar, MD, discusses how parents can help prevent drug and alcohol use in their children and offers strategies for helping kids who have already developed a substance use disorder. 

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Texas A&M Nursing, Public Health Experts Secure $7.4 Million to Improve Adolescent Health Behavior

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Teens and Underage Drinking FAQ for Parents

Underage drinking is dangerous and can have long-lasting effects. Our pediatric expert discusses substance abuse prevention and offers tips for parents and caregivers on how to talk about alcohol with teens and adolescents. 

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Study: Gender-Affirming Hormones Improve Mental Health in Transgender and Nonbinary Youth

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CAH Conference Update

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Gender-Affirming Care Is Healthcare Not Child Abuse

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Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for adolescents and young adults. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500