Adolescent medicine

Adolescent medicine is a pediatric subspecialty that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and management of health issues within the context of the biological, psychological and social development of adolescence.

For example, concerns of youth may include:

  • eating disorders,
  • gynecology,
  • gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues,
  • organic chronic illness,
  • psychosocial issues,
  • psychosomatic complications,
  • school issues/bullying,
  • depression, and
  • anxiety.

What we do

Adolescent medicine provides medical assessment and follow-up for a variety of medical conditions specific to the adolescent population. Patients may be referred to other members of our interdisciplinary team as needed. We provide inpatient consultation for patients admitted to the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre and also provide inpatient management for patients struggling with eating disorders and requiring hospitalization.

Who we see

This service is available to adolescents ages 12 to 17 throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our team

Our team is comprised of the following health-care professionals:

  • Adolescent medicine pediatricians
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Dietitian

How to access this service

A referral is required from a health-care provider, such as your family doctor or a nurse practitioner.

See referrals.

Where we are

Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3V6

Hours of operation

Appointments are offered during scheduled clinic times.

How to reach us

Telephone: 709-777-4963
Fax: 709-777-4726

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Last updated: 2024-02-13