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SERVICES

Inpatient Care

Here for a while? You’ll get the nation’s finest adolescent medical care, thanks to our 28-bed state-of-the-art inpatient unit, our specialized physicians and our pioneering research. Fully equipped with an on-site school and teen-friendly Child Life Program, our unit is where you want to be for an extended stay. 

Receive expert consultations from all the distinguished subspecialists at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). CHAM’s Inpatient Adolescent Unit cares for adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 20 years with serious illnesses, including:

Irregular menstrual periods
Lack of menstrual periods
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Eating disorders
Sexually transmitted diseases 

Outpatient Care

Interested in visit? You’ll receive the care you need, delivered with compassion, respect and confidentiality. Our physicians, who are national leaders and are board certified in adolescent medicine, can diagnose and help you and your family manage a wide range of issues, including:

Menstrual Problems

  • Menstrual pain
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Lack of menstrual periods
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Reproductive Health

  • Contraception including IUDs and implant
  • Contraception for teens with complex medical conditions
  • Male and female reproductive health
  • Evaluation and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Evaluation and treatment of vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Puberty Evaluation
  • Gynecologic conditions of prepurbertal girls

Wellness

  • Medical management of eating disorders
  • Medical management of obesity
  • LGBTQ health and wellness (including transition services)
  • Substance use
  • HIV/AIDS (including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis)
  • Depression and mental health concerns
  • Transgender care
  • Breast masses and disorders

Our Practice Locations:

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Montefiore Hutchinson Campus
1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461

Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health
141 South Central Park Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530

 

PROGRAMS & CENTERS

The MAYS Clinic

CHAM has a long history of delivering cutting-edge care for LGBTQIA youth. Housed under the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Adolescent Medicine and led by a former member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, our expert team provides comprehensive gender-affirming care for transgender adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV, as well as diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative (B’N Fit)

Overcoming adolescent obesity is all about making it fun. B’N Fit is a landmark program developed by the Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHAM in partnership with the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center to help overweight teens shed pounds while gaining friends and unforgettable experiences. 
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Contraception and Menstrual Management for Girls with Complex Medical Conditions

Young women with chronic illness require specialized care for menstrual disorders and for contraception. Our expertise in adolescent gynecology is nationally recognized with many of our physicians as leaders in the field.

Eating Disorders Program

Adolescents struggling with eating disorders need specialized medical and mental health care for the best chance at a complete recovery. The Eating Disorder Program is a collaborative effort between Adolescent Medicine and Child Psychiatry to provide comprehensive care. Most of our patients are seen in the outpatient setting, while those who require medical stabilization are hospitalized on our inpatient unit.

Girls and Bleeding (GAB) Program

This program is a collaboration between the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cellular therapies. Patients seen in our clinic are evaluated jointly by both adolescent gynecology and pediatric hematology specialists. We provide care for girls with heavy menstrual bleeding as well as girls with menstrual concerns who have a personal or family history of a bleeding or clotting disorder. The goal of our practice is to achieve correct diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and accompanying menstrual disorders in adolescent girls and young women with von Willebrand disease (VWD), other factor deficiencies, thrombophilias, sickle cell disease (SCD), hemoglobinopathies, platelet disorders and anemias. Our GAB program is part of a network of practices throughout the country whose leaders are active in the learning and advocacy activities of the Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders.

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The IUD and Contraceptive Implant Service for Adolescents

The best contraception works nearly 100 percent of the time, is safe and reversible, and is one that young women don’t have to worry about every day. IUDs and implants can last for years, until adolescents and young adults finish school. We provide IUDs and implants in a confidential and adolescent-friendly environment.

LGBTQ Program for Youth and Families

Inclusive, compassionate, specialized care for LGBTQ youth is here. Launched by our AAP, the LGBTQ Program for Youth and Families provides comprehensive support and medical care to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents ages 13-24.

Montefiore Adolescent Primary Care Initiative (MAPCI)

MAPCI is a nationally recognized, multi-disciplinary collaboration between the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Montefiore Medical Group, instrumental in promoting adolescent access to care and educating primary care physicians about the challenges of providing optimal adolescent care. MAPCI projects include medical center-wide initiatives related to adolescent confidentiality, optimizing the Electronic Medical Record for adolescent primary care, and transitioning adolescents to adult care.

Youth Gender Medicine at CHAM Program

Our approach to gender non-conforming children and teens is careful and thoughtful as well as trans-affirmative. We evaluate teens for pubertal suppression, menstrual suppression, and gender-affirming medical care. We care for pre-pubertal gender incongruent children by offering medical guidance and psychosocial support to parents and providing regular monitoring for pubertal onset. We help parents establish mental health care and provide referrals for surgical services when needed. We see patients in Westchester County at the Hartsdale practice, as well as in the Bronx at CHAM. The Umbrella Program, a service of the Adolescent AIDS Program, also provides care for LGBTQ adolescents and young adults.