Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

The Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine clinic operates under the auspices of the University of Maryland Children's Hospital.

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine offers continuing comprehensive primary and subspecialty care to young people from adolescence through early adulthood (12-24 years) with transitioning to adult care for those 25-29. Division faculty members have expertise in medicine, nursing, psychology, health education, social work and outreach.

Learn more about the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine clinic.

Patient Conditions and Subspecialty Services

  • Annual, Sport, Camp and Work Physicals.

  • Reproductive Health and Family Planning includes:

  • Management of chronic conditions i.e. asthma, chronic fatigue, headaches, diabetes, chronic anemia etc.

  • Management of complicated medical problems.

  • HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, primary and sub-specialty care, including comprehensive counseling, adherence support, linkage to care services, non-medical case management, medical case management, and weekly support groups.

  • Evaluation and counseling for psychosocial issues related to sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, substance abuse and depression.

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth services with regards to comprehensive primary care including management of hormonal therapy, counseling related to gender identity, and health education related to HIV prevention.

General Research Activities

  • Research on access of minority youth to health care services including identifying needs and evaluating strategies to link them to care.

HIV/AIDS Activities

  • HIV Clinical Research. Immunological resilience studies examine the effect and long-term safety of current and new antiretroviral agents and newer drug schedules in order to simplify regimens.

  • Prevention, Identification and Linkage to Care. Innovations in HIV counseling and testing services including evaluation of rapid testing technologies, identification of preferences for HIV antibody tests among youth, determination of motivators and deterrents and identification of effective ways to link teens to care.

  • Project Health Youth Zone at Baltimore’s Gay Pride Celebration. The Project Health Youth Zone is a drug and alcohol free area which takes place during the block party at gay pride. The Project Health Youth Zone works under the principal of providing a safe space for youth to interaction with other LGBT youth. It also serves as an opportunity for youth to access services from youth-sensitive providers in Baltimore City.
  • In partnership with Baltimore Black Pride, inc., we provide safe space and youth activities during the annual Black Pride Celebration and National Coming Out Day.

Special Programs

  • STAR TRACK (Special Teens At-Risk, Together Reaching Access, Care and Knowledge) is an interdisciplinary program to address the complicated needs of adolescents who are infected with HIV.

  • Youth Involvement. (Community Advisory Board) Clients receiving clinic services are invited to quarterly meetings to provide feedback to the clinic regarding services they receive and additional resources or initiatives, which would improve clinic services.

  • Interdisciplinary Education. Our interdisciplinary team provides on-site precepting and graduate clinical instruction for: medical students, medial residents, nurse practitioners, undergraduate and graduate nursing students, social work, health education, counseling, psychology and physical therapy students. In addition our team provides prevention, policy, technology skill building, and counseling and testing training.

  • Professional Leadership. Faculty and staff provide technical assistance and services to providers, professionals, agencies, and organizations on a wide variety of adolescent and young adult issues. Recent topics include positive youth development, youth early identification issues, and HIV rapid testing technologies.

You can contact the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine by calling 410-328-TEEN (8336).

For more information about UMCH or to make an appointment, please call 1-866-408-6885 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).

This page was last updated: June 3, 2014

         
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