Teen Health at Children's Hospital Colorado
While teens might have some of the same conditions and health problems that young children or even adults have, there can be added complexities to treating teen health issues simply because of the added dynamic of being a teen. Even perfectly healthy teens can have a hard time, especially when you consider that their bodies are changing with puberty, there are many stresses at school or at home, and there are added dynamics of growing up that can complicate life.
At Children's Hospital Colorado, we recognize that teens are a category unto themselves, and they deserve special attention. What might solve problems in an adult is not always right for a teen. It takes a special approach to healthcare, considering all aspects of teen health – physical, emotional, mental, even sexual – to provide the best care possible.
Children's Hospital Colorado offers a full range of primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare to teenagers with both physical and emotional problems. Consultative services are provided to adolescents referred from throughout the Rocky Mountain area. Children's Hospital Colorado provides both outpatient and inpatient care services and customizes treatment plans specifically for each patient.
Children's Hospital Colorado Adolescent Medicine team works with a multi-disciplinary approach with other specialists in the hospital. That means that Children’s experts on specific conditions work closely with our experts on teen health to make sure your child is not only receiving the best care possible, but also care that is tailored just for your teen.
See a list of our teen health specialists.
The services of Children's Hospital Colorado Adolescent Medicine program include:
Eating Disorders, Nutrition and Weight Management
Adolescent Gynecology and Reproductive Health
The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Team at Children's Hospital Colorado is a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians and gynecologists with expertise in a wide array of adolescent gynecology disorders and the management of teen pregnancy.
Behavioral and Developmental Health
Behavioral and development problems, such as hyperactivity and ADHD, learning and development disorders are evaluated, treated and managed with consideration toward a teen’s active and social lifestyle.
The Adolescent Medicine team at Children's Hospital Colorado works closely with the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department when necessary to add extra consultation from experts in treating mental health conditions that can include anxiety, depression, suicide and psychotic, bipolar or other mood disorders.