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Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYA)

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYA)

The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) program at Children’s Health℠ includes comprehensive patient care that considers the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual needs for both male and female patients from 11 to 21 years of age.

As adolescent specialists, we do not replace your primary care provider (PCP). We serve as an additional resource to promote adolescent health.

Confidentiality

The AYA Clinic respects the adolescent’s right to confidentiality. With most adolescents, we will speak to the patient alone at some point during each visit to provide opportunities to privately address sensitive issues.

We sincerely value and promote strong relationships between parents and their children and make every effort to keep parents involved in all aspects of their adolescent’s health care. In partnership with parents, we educate and work with adolescents to help build self-esteem, knowledge and skills to help them make positive choices as they face the challenges of today’s world.

Teen health is our specialty. No question is too embarrassing. No problem is too serious.
Your AYA Team

A parent or guardian must provide a general consent for a minor to be treated in our clinic and should be available on site or by phone to consent for any procedures or vaccines. According to Texas Law, however, a minor has the right to consent for their own confidential health care in the following situations: testing and/or treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy-related care, and treatment for drug or alcohol abuse as well as mental health issues.

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Meet the Care Team