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Adolescent Primary Care Program

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Adolescent Primary Care clinical group.

Lurie Children’s Adolescent Primary Care Program provides comprehensive primary care and consultative care to adolescents and young adults. New patients for primary care are accepted between 12-22 years of age and all patients are followed until their 25th birthday. Our holistic approach to care encompasses a range of primary care treatments and services, as well as psychosocial development assessments and counseling to help our patients make a safe and successful transition to adulthood.

Listed below are many of the services our team provides. Please call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC) with any questions about conditions or subject matter not represented on these lists.

Adolescent Care

  • Contraception and family planning, parenting information
  • Evaluation and management of ovarian cysts
  • Management of menstrual disorders, including absence of menses, irregular menstruation, PCOS, heavy or prolonged menses, and painful menses
  • Routine gynecologic care, including PAP smears when appropriate

General Care

  • Assistance with transitioning to adult care
  • Acne treatment
  • Evaluation of concerns related to puberty or development
  • Management of chronic health conditions
  • Nutrition assessment, including obesity screening
  • Routine risk evaluation and management of high risk behaviors, including substance use, violence exposure, unprotected sex
  • Routine screening for STD, and medical management of diseases, including HIV
  • School and work physicals, routine immunizations
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment
  • Screening and supportive management for depression and other mental health issues

Screening & Counseling

  • Bullying and victimization
  • Communication with peers and family
  • Developing coping skills
  • Healthy relationships
  • Sexuality and sexual health
  • Screening for risk-taking behaviors
  • Screening for substance abuse; support for smoking cessation

Lurie Children’s does not have an eating disorder program. Patients and families interested in treatment options can contact the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.


The Lurie Children's Difference

Our unique and holistic approach to supporting patients gives us a more complete picture of our adolescent patients’ overall health – mentally and physically. We encourage our patients to engage with their healthcare and well-being, and we emphasize healthy communication and relationships.

Our specialists are highly qualified in adolescent health primary care concerns, while also specializing in supporting adolescents who are living HIV, are gender-nonconforming or transgender, engaged in substance use, need medication management, or experience bullying. The range of our services and expertise helps ensure our patients are receiving comprehensive care that meets their needs.

Watch the below video to learn more about our approach to adolescent, teen, and young adult health.

Make an Appointment

Our services are available at our Outpatient Services location at 1440 N. Dayton St. in Chicago. New patients for primary care are accepted between 12-22 years of age and all patients are followed until their 25th birthday.

If you’d like to request a first-time appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information. 

Philanthropy

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