The Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Approach to Adolescent Medicine
Teens and adolescents have unique health care issues. Change is a normal part of being a teenager. While teens are maturing physically, they are also developing sexually and going through many powerful emotions. From 10 to 24 years of age they may need more support for their physical and emotional growth. Education and respect is at the center of all we do to promote good health for teens and their families
Specialty Care for Teens
Our adolescent medicine specialists collaborate with other specialty providers across the Penn State Health network to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Whether your child is battling an eating disorder or has a complex chronic health condition, our team of experts can help you get the best possible care, tailored to your child’s unique health needs.
Meet the Team
Why Choose Penn State Health Children’s Hospital for Adolescent Medicine
Penn State Health provides only the best for your child. We are committed to delivering only the highest-quality treatment and support, focusing on the unique needs of your child, physical and emotional.
Nationally Recognized Care
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital is routinely ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation due to our focus on patient care, safety and research.
Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Adolescent medicine combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary team for diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing health management for teens and young adults. Our adolescent medicine specialists will coordinate with physicians from across the Penn State Health network to ensure your child is getting the care and support they need.
Comprehensive Care for Eating Disorders
At Penn State Health we offer a full range of treatments, including outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient care for eating disorders in children, teens and adults. We are a regional referral center for eating disorder treatment and exposure and response prevention is at the core of our young patient programs.
Penn State Adolescent Medicine provides care for many teen health issues including:
- Chronic medical conditions
- Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorders
- Family planning services
- Gender identity concerns/dysphoria
- Menstrual issues (problems with monthly periods)
- Mood disorders
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Substance use disorder
Our Convenient Locations
Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.Find a Location Near You