Adolescents and teenagers have unique health needs. Your teen can receive specialized healthcare services throughout HHC’s primary care medical homes and child health clinics from a team of expert physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who understand the needs of young people.
Healthcare in New York for Teenagers
Don’t wait for an emergency to get healthcare for your teenager. At HHC, teens receive the care they need to stay healthy, including:
- Treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including children’s asthma and obesity-prevention
- Access to pediatric subspecialists, doctors who practice a specific type of children’s medicine
- Inpatient and outpatient mental health services for adolescents
Teen Health: Specialized Care in New York City
Teenagers have different needs than younger children. HHC adolescent health experts evaluate older children for possible health risks from:
- Alcohol and/or drug use
- Sexual activity
- Emotional stresses from school, work or just growing up
HHC cares for teens in our adolescent health centers, our hospitals and at our diagnostic and treatment centers, where we also practice reproductive and adolescent medicine. Some of our facilities offer specialized adolescent health programs to mentor and educate teens about healthy living and safe choices. Our adolescent health specialists speak the languages of the communities they serve.
HHC also offers primary and preventive healthcare services to adolescents right in the school they attend, in our School-Based Health Centers.
Find an HHC healthcare center or HHC Child Health Center near you. Clinics are conveniently located throughout the city and in many public housing buildings. We also provide care for babies and younger children. Learn more about Child Health Services at HHC.