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Adolescent Health

UCSF's Adolescent Health Program offers primary and specialty care for young people ages 11 to 21. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our patients. Our staff brings together a wide range of experts, including doctors certified in adolescent medicine, nurses, nutritionists, psychiatrists, psychologists, learning specialists and social workers.

Our areas of expertise include gynecology and reproductive health, eating disorders, obesity, behavioral problems, substance use and abuse, and sports injuries. Our specialty clinics, listed below, provide in-depth care for some of these conditions.

Our services

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Adolescent Health Clinic

Adolescent Health Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland

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Eating Disorders Program

Eating Disorders Program

San Francisco / Greenbrae / Pleasanton

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Child & Adolescent Gender Center

Child & Adolescent Gender Center

San Francisco / Oakland / San Mateo / San Ramon

Awards & recognition

  • us news ranked in 10 specialites badge 2020-2021

    Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

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Family Amenities

Family-friendly amenities help you relax and take care of yourself while staying close to your child. We offer lounges, kitchens, showers, breastfeeding rooms and more.

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Social Services

Social workers ease the effect of illness, injury and hospitalization on your family with counseling and assistance to help you navigate the challenges.

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Activity Rooms

Activity rooms offer a relaxed environment for children of all ages. Features include a playroom, digital arts studio and teen lounge. Find out more.

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Art Therapy

Art therapy helps kids and families express themselves, making it easier to cope with pediatric health issues. Group and bedside services are available.

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Music Therapy Program

Board-certified music therapists help kids cope with illness and the feelings that come with it. Find out about group activities and bedside therapy.

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School Program

Our schoolroom services and individual learning programs help children hospitalized at UCSF continue their education and get ready to return to school.

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School Re-Entry Program

After hospitalization, we help kids return to school by educating staff and students about their needs and recommending needed accommodations. Read more.

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Individual Playtime & Instruction

If your child can't be around other kids for medical reasons, you can sign up for private sessions in our activity and school rooms. Find out how.

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Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance

Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.

Family Resource Center

We help families cope with the challenges of childhood illness and hospitalization in a relaxing environment where parents can get a much-needed break.

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Parent Support Program

Weekly activities, including knitting, scrapbooking, chair massage and more, help family caregivers get a much-needed break. Find out more.

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Patient Relations

Patient relations reps and nursing supervisors are here to answer questions and address concerns. Learn about your rights, how to reach us and more.

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Spiritual Care

Chaplains help UCSF patients, families and staff cope with the spiritual and emotional challenges of childhood illness. Learn more.

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International Services

If you're coming to UCSF from outside the U.S., we coordinate your child's appointments and provide other helpful services. Here's how to get started.

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We have interpreters for Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, American Sign Language and more.

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