What is it?

Adolescent medicine is the care of people in and around their teen years, up to 20 years of age.

Why Choose Seattle Children’s?

  • We are a leader in adolescent health and specialize in caring for young people 10 to 21 years of age seeking help with eating disorders; obesity; substance abuse and addiction; behavioral concerns; biofeedback for chronic headaches and abdominal pain; pediatric and adolescent gynecology; transgender care; and adolescent male health.
  • Our comprehensive team is expert in attending to the physical, emotional and social needs of people from puberty through young adulthood, and provides consultation, diagnosis and treatment for health issues that commonly arise during these years.
  • We have clinics dedicated to pediatric and adolescent gynecology, eating disorders, substance use treatment and behavioral issues.

Subspecialties We Offer

Conditions We Treat

In addition to the subspecialty clinics above, we offer care for young people with health concerns that include:

  • When the cause of pain is unclear, dealing with it can be especially difficult. We provide treatment and support for young people with long-lasting and painful conditions, including headaches, musculoskeletal pain and fatigue.

  • As boys and girls mature physically and sexually, they may develop health concerns. Our team includes experts in caring for young people with problems including delayed puberty, body image concerns and sexual health.

  • Coping with a long-lasting illness is hard for anyone. When your child is going through puberty and dealing with growing up, it can be especially challenging. Our team provides consultations for young people with a variety of problems related to long-term illness, including help with sticking to treatment plans and dealing with the mental and social stresses of chronic illness.

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