| Pediatrics - Adolescent Clinic



Although teens can be seen in the general pediatrics clinics, they may also switch to the Adolescent Clinic by contacting a Tricare office or enrolling online at https://www.tricareonline.com. All children age 12-22 are accepted. It is staffed by adolescent medicine-trained pediatricans, pediatric resident physicians, and support staff. Appointments typically are 30 minutes and teens are encouraged to take responsibility for some of their medical care by spending part of the visit without a parent in the room. However, we request that parents are available during the appointment for minors <18 years as parental consent is needed for most medical care. Routine gynecology services are available.  Urgent weekend and holiday appointments are available for teens enrolled in the Adolescent Clinic by calling (619) 532-8225, but care will be provided in the main NMCSD pediatrics clinic on those days.

Hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1600
Location: Building 2, 1st Floor
Contact: (619) 532-7572


Adolescent Immunizations

All children should receive a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough) booster and meningococcal vaccine at age 11-12 years. The hepatitis A series and a second dose of the varicella vaccine are also recommended for children who did not receive these when they were younger. The HPV vaccine series (Gardisil) is available for all girls 9-26 years to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts, and is available for boys 9-26 years to prevent genital warts and HPV transmission.  Walk-in immunizations are available to children enrolled to the Adolescent clinic Monday to Friday form 0800-1530 and bring your child's shot record.


Information on Specific Acute and Chronic Medical Conditions


Tricare for Young Adults

Effective 2011, Tricare is offering medical coverage for many adult-age dependents up to age 26.  Please review the Tricare fact sheet by clicking here for details regarding eligibility and enrollment.  Young adults age 23+ should enroll with a non-pediatric primary care manager (family medicine or internal medicine) rather than the adolescent clinic.