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.
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
Assistance with transitioning to adult care
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
Sexuality and sexual health
Screening for risk-taking behaviors
Screening for substance abuse; support for smoking cessation
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.
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 email@example.com or call 312.227.7500.