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Adolescent Medicine Clinic

We are committed to providing comprehensive, innovative, and collaborative family-centred care for children and teens aged 12 to 17 with a variety of health concerns. Our aim is to work with teenagers and families from diverse backgrounds with the ultimate goal of supporting them to achieve the best possible health.

The Adolescent Health Clinic works closely with other pediatric specialty clinics to provide services to youth with chronic illness and disability. Depending on the age of the teen and the reason for referral, teens are often seen alone for at least part of the assessment. Parents or guardians are always invited in for part of the consultation.

Any expressions of bigotry, hatred, prejudice or disrespect are inconsistent with the ideals of preserving human dignity and our goal of cultivating the human potential in everyone, and have no place in our community.

It is important that we expressly note that all members of our community, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex patients (LGBTQI), parents, staff, and trainees are welcome in our clinic

As part of the Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorder Team at McMaster Children’s Hospital/McMaster University:

• We are committed to building a safe and inclusive space where diversity is celebrated.
• We recognize, value and encourage celebration of human differences that surround us.
• We ask all members of our community to participate in fostering this spirit.

For more information, visit the Adolescent Medicine page for patients and families.

Care We Provide

  • Emotional and behavioural problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Family planning
  • Menstrual problems
  • Sexual health

Referral Process

Referral Process: The referral process is made through a direct referral from a pediatrician or family doctor to a specialist. Referrals can be faxed directly to clinic 905-521-2330 Ext.73049. All referrals are screened for suitability.

Adolescent Medicine Referral Form (Fillable PDF)

Urgent Referrals: The Adolescent Health Clinic is not able to respond to emergencies. If your teen/child needs to be seen urgently, please contact your family doctor or go to your local emergency department.

Changing Your Appointment: Please contact us at least 48 hours/2 days ahead of your appointment should you need to change or cancel the appointment. This will allow us to book another patient waiting for services.