The KP Teen Center is a full service pediatric medical office. We treat patients ages 10-22 providing preventative care, the treatment of illness, and a full range of other services.
Annual Well Examinations
This very thorough preventative exam lasts about an hour and includes tracking of growth, blood pressure and heart health, any needed vaccinations, depression screening and much more. For patients over 13, the exam can include time with parents and time when the patient can ask confidential questions of the doctor. Patients over 16 can attend this visit alone, but cannot receive any vaccinations without the parent there. Patients over 18 can visit alone and receive vaccinations.
Sick patients can take advantage or early morning walk in hours at the main clinic or can be see with a same day appointment at the Teen Center. Teen patients can also utilize the weekend urgent care / after hours service at the main clinic.
This includes assessment, establishment of daily treatment regimens, prescription of medications as needed and continued follow up.
Asthma Treatment, including spirometry
As children grown into adolescents, their needs and maintenance therapy may change. It is important that all patients with asthma be seen for a yearly evaluation including an assessment of symptoms and spirometry to objectively measure control. This annual evaluation is also a time to refill and reassess medications.
Our physicians are able to help initiate and manage many contraceptive needs of our adolescents for simple situations. Should these situations become more in-depth or complicated, you may be referred to appropriate gynecological services.
We oversee basic depression and anxiety assessment and treatment. We also help if everyday stress is turning to anxiety and starting to affect an adolescent’s mental health. We want you to receive the best care and will refer Illness beyond the scope of our expertise to the appropriate health care professional.
Most sports forms can be completed at the annual wellness exam. If needed we can also provide a more in-depth exam, including a more thorough cardiac screening.