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.
There are ten half-day clinics shared by physicians and social work devoted to gender diversity. They are designed to supports children and youth who identify as transgender.
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 Dysphoria
- 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