Adolescent Medicine


The teenage years can be an exciting and difficult time in a child’s life, with special health risks and concerns. This can range from issues about body size and proper nutrition, to problems regarding anxiety and depression, to experimentation with such risky behaviors as alcohol, drugs and sex.

In some sections of the Bronx, the stresses of being a teenager can become further exacerbated by the presence of gangs, the high rate of pregnancy, economic blight, and homelessness.

Specialists in our Adolescent Medicine department provide teens with a full scope of healthcare and supportive services in sensitive areas such as obesity, gender expression, depression, teen pregnancy, STDs, and smoking cessation.

We respect the privacy of our patients. All discussions and care, especially with respect to STDs, drug use, and birth control, are kept absolutely confidential.


Teen Health Center

Our team Teen Health Center Bronx, THC Bronx, #y4now, michelle o'garaof adolescent medicine specialists works closely with the Teen Health Center, which was established to help teens improve self-esteem, reduce risk-taking behavior, improve academic success, and maintain a healthy life style.

The Teen Health Center is an affiliate of St. Barnabas Hospital, and is made possible by a grant by the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Program (CAPP) initiative, a NYSDOH-funded program.

Teen Health Center, THC Bronx, Bronx teens, #y4now

Adolescent Medicine Clinic

  • Primary care and specialty services
  • Contraceptive management
  • Free distribution of condoms
  • Diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Menstrual issues (amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity
  • Behavioral health
  • Smoking cessation

Teen Health Center

  • A resource center for teens in the Bronx
  • Medical care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Reproductive healthcare services
  • School Check-ups, sports exams, employment exams
  • Programs and workshops on parent-teen relationships, bullying, domestic violence, substance abuse
  • Healthy eating and nutrition

Location & Hours

SBH Ambulatory Care Center
SBH Health System
4487 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm

Teen Health Center
Union Community Health Center
260 East 188th Street, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm


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