Inpatient adolescent health has four components:
- In collaboration with mental health, we provide acute care to patients admitted to the six beds which constitute the inpatient eating disorders program.
- We manage the eating disorder patients who are admitted off service (average of four at any given time)
- We will undertake care for youth with health care issues, such as avoidant/refusal food intake disorder or conversion, that are often multi-disciplinary, require longer lengths of stay and benefit from the consistency of more consistent MRP
- We do consults to the pediatric and subspecialty services
The outpatient component of adolescent health comprises six or seven half-day clinics for eating disorder follow-up as well as one clinic for new eating disorder assessments.
There are one or two clinics designated for sexual assault follow-up.
Two or three half-day clinics are devoted to gender diversity which supports children and youth who identify as transgender. This is a collaborative clinic partnering with pediatric endocrinology.
There are two or three clinics for general adolescent health issues such as: sexuality, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, difficulties with school performance, chronic illness and disability.
Finally, there is one half-day clinic every two weeks where one of our physicians outreaches to adolescent mothers through the single parent network at St. Mary’s Home.
Clinical Problems and Diseases Evaluated and Followed
- Eating Disorders
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Avoidant / Refusal Food Intake Disorder
- Menstrual Problems
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity Disorder
- Follow-up Post Sexual Assault
- Teen Pregnancy
- Chronic Illness Adjustment
- Complex Adolescent Health Issues
- Adjustment Disorder
- School Performance
- Parent-Child Relationship Problems
- Conversion Disorder
- Youth who are Struggling