Learn About Adolescent Health Center Clinics

The Adolescent Health Center specializes in both primary care and subspecialty consultation for adolescents ages 11 - 21. All attending physicians are adolescent medicine trained pediatricians.

Services provided by our primary care Adolescent Clinic include:

  • Comprehensive health assessments
  • Care of acute illness and minor trauma
  • Immunizations
  • Family planning
  • Acne management
  • Prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections
  • Evaluation of menstrual disorders
  • Consultations for complex and unexplained medical problems

See below for information about our specialty clinics. For an appointment in any of our clinics call 205-638-9231 or Fax the Request For A Specialty Clinic Appointment to 205-638-2071.

ADHD Clinic: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD clinic is a dedicated clinic to the evaluation and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD) as well as school/learning problems. Our staff includes an adolescent medicine specialist along with a graduate level psychology and social work clinicians to assist families and patients in their evaluation and goals.

Clinic Days and Times:

  • 1st Monday afternoon of every month (starting at 12:45 p.m.)

Adolescent Nutrition Clinic

Registered Dietitians provide nutrition assessments and counseling to teens and families. Adolescents are seen for a variety of nutritional concerns including: sports nutrition, weight management (weight loss or weight gain), healthy eating, anemia or elevated blood lipid levels (cholesterol, triglycerides).

Clinic Days and Times:

  • Thursday mornings (starting at 8:30 a.m.)

SHINE Clinic for Pediatric Weight Management

SHINE – Support Help and Instruction for Nutrition and Exercise. This clinic specializes in weight management for children and adolescents. The SHINE Clinic can assist children who are overweight and help their families establish healthy habits to achieve their overall goals through a variety of services to include individual treatment and evaluation of children and adolescents. Patients' progress is monitored by a pediatric interdisciplinary team including a: pediatrician, surgeon, nurse, nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, physical therapist, and psychologist.

Clinic Days and Times:

  • Thursday mornings starting at 8:00 a.m. at Children’s South
  • Friday mornings and afternoons starting at 8:00 a.m. at Children’s South

Eating Disorders Clinic

This clinic specializes in the medical and nutritional care of adolescents and young adults with disordered eating, including anorexia and bulimia nervosa.  An adolescent medicine physician and an adolescent dietitian staff the clinic. They work closely with each patient's psychotherpaist to provide a comprehensive team approach for treatment.  The clinic also provides diagnostic consultation for patients with unexplained weight loss, vomiting, or abdominal pain.

Clinic Days and Times:

  • Tuesday afternoons (starting at 12:45 p.m.)

Family Clinic

The UAB Family Clinic is part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pediatrics and is affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Since 1988, the Family Clinic has served HIV affected and infected women, infants, children and youth, providing comprehensive multidisciplinary medical and psychosocial supportive care. Our service area contains fifty-four of the sixty-seven counties in Alabama. Ryan White Part D funds assist with the operation of four HIV clinics at our Birmingham site, consisting of a maternity clinic, a pediatric clinic, a women’s and infant’s clinic, and a youth clinic. In addition, we operate a satellite clinic in Montgomery, which houses an infants clinic. AIDS Action Coalition, which is located in Huntsville, operates a women’s and youth clinic.

Clinic Days and Times:

  • Wednesday mornings and afternoons (starting at 9:00 a.m.)
  • 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings (starting at 9:00 a.m.)

LARC Clinic: Long Acting Reversible Contraception

This clinic specializes in long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) options, such as the implantable birth control rod, for adolescent and young adult females. All patients will be scheduled for an evaluation appointment with an Adolescent Medicine physician prior to scheduling a LARC placement appointment.

Clinic Days and Times:

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoons (starting at 12:45 p.m.)

LEAH Clinic: Leadership and Education in Adolescent Health

The LEAH Clinic specializes in the evaluation, treatment and education of adolescents and young adults ages 11-21 years with complex medical-psychosocial needs. The clinic is staffed by trainees and UAB faculty in the following disciplines: adolescent medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology and social work. The LEAH clinic offers services to help adolescents and young adults with various concerns including: management of chronic medical conditions, mental health concerns, healthy and active lifestyles, school problems or educational needs, reducing heath risks and building resiliency. 

Appointments can be made generally within 2-4 weeks. Please contact the Adolescent Health Center for more information.

Clinic Days and Times:

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings each UAB Fall and Spring semester (starting at 8:30 a.m.) *the clinic is typically held August through May

Menstrual Disorder Clinics

This clinic specializes in the medical care of adolescents and young adults with menstrual problems. Adolescents are seen for a variety of menstrual concerns including: painful menstrual cycles or cycles that are too heavy, come too often or are too infrequent. Adolescents are also seen in this clinic for absence of a period and having a period at an early age. The clinic also provides diagnostic consultation for patients with unexplained abdominal pain related to menstrual cycles. Adolescent medicine physicians in this clinic work closely with pediatric gynecology, hematology, endocrinology and nutrition.

Clinic Days and Times:

  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday mornings (starting at 8:30 a.m.)