The Division of Adolescent Medicine is the leading comprehensive health care program for teenagers in Brooklyn. It consists of in-patient, out-patient, school and community “outreach” activities. The full-service program, includes specialists in adolescent care, a gynecology service strictly for teenagers, an adolescent inpatient unit, and physicians who treat eating disorders. There is a Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison team, composed of a child adolescent psychiatrist and social worker.
Services provided include full medical, dental, and psychological evaluations and treatment. Other special services are vision and hearing testing, contraceptive counseling, and sexually-transmitted disease screening. Additional school and community “outreach” programs for teenagers have been organized and consist of parenting programs, health fairs, and didactic workshops.