We know that the teenage years can be an exciting and difficult time in a child's life, with special health risks and problems. That's why we developed the Adolescent Care Clinic, to give teens (between the ages of 10 and 21 years) the specialized, comprehensive care they need.
Our team of physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and psychologists has expertise in a wide range of adolescent concerns. We treat every patient as a unique person with unique needs - emotional, physical and psychological.
The Adolescent Medicine Obesity Clinic and General Academics Pediatrics High BMI Diagnostic Clinic provide body mass index evaluations for kids and adolescents who are overweight or obese. Services include:
A physician is on call in the evenings and weekends.
Our gynecological care also counsels teens and encourages them to maintain a healthy lifestyle, avoiding risky behaviors and postponing sexual activity. Some of the services we provide include:
The teenage years can be fun and exciting, but teens searching for independence may experiment with alcohol, drugs and sex. These behaviors can have long-lasting and serious affects on your child's physical and emotional health including drug addiction, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs like Chlamydia, AIDS and gonorrhea) or potentially fatal accidents.
It's important to talk honestly to teenagers about the risks. Our counselors are experts at communicating with teens and will work with you and your family to help with any special concerns you might have. We believe that the most important people in a teen's life are his family and we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child's life.
Adolescent medicine has partnered with UK Adolescent Behavioral Health to ensure every patient has the best care.
UK Adolescent Behavioral Health, located in Lexington, Ky, is a 10-bed inpatient program that offers a personal, structured environment for adolescents with mental illness or behavioral health problems. The unit’s team of psychiatrists, nurses and staff work together to identify the cause of the behavioral problems and provide treatment.
Staff from both units work closely together to make the transition to inpatient care as simple and easy as possible for both patients and their families.
Alissa Briggs, PhD
Request an appointment online or call 859-323-5643
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Kentucky ClinicFourth floor, Wing D 740 S. Limestone University of Kentucky Lexington KY 40536
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Rockcastle Regional Hospital 140 Newcomb Avenue Mt. Vernon KY 40456
Clinic Hours: Mondays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Integrated K-12 Drug Addiction Prevention Curriculum http://educatorlabs.org/lesson-plans/addiction-prevention-lesson-plans/
Drug prevention for teens
Addiction prevention: 34 Essential Lesson Plans for Educators
Eating Disorders Mirror Wonderful resources on all aspects of eating disorders. www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm
American Association of Suicidology www.suicidology.org/
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org/
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network www.spanusa.org/
National Institute of Mental Health Suicide Research Consortium www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide http://www.sptsusa.org
SA\VE (Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education) Site offers statistics, books, myths, symptoms, and much more. www.save.org/
Stop Youth Suicide Campaign University of Kentucky Adolescent Medicine Clinic ww.stopyouthsuicide.com