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Teen & Young Adult Health

Teen and Young Adult Health services at UVA include primary care, education and advocacy to male and female patients ages 12-26.
Tameka - Teen and Young Adult Health

Teen & Young Adult Health

Even if you feel fine, it’s important to see a nurse practitioner or doctor at least once a year. We can find health problems that you can’t see or feel, and we can help you find ways to maximize your good health.

Depressed or overwhelmed? We can help you better handle the pressures of school, home and friends, too. Check out our teen health library.

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Healthcare for Teens & Young Adults
Teen and Young Adult Health

Care for All of You

At the Teen and Young Adult Health Center, we provide:

  • General healthcare for patients ages 12-26
  • Immunizations
  • Evaluation and treatment of teen mental health issues
  • Acne treatment and skin problems
  • Reproductive healthcare, including prenatal care
  • Low-cost physicals 
  • Sports physicals — bring a completed sports physical form (PDF)

Free Resources

  • Breathing Space Program

    It's often hard to talk to your parents about issues like birth control, pregnancy, mental health, sexuality and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). During this free one-on-one office visit, we'll help you figure out ways to talk to your parents about your health.

    Emergency Birth Control

    We offer free emergency birth control, which should be used within five days of unprotected sex. (Remember Plan B isn't as effective as regular birth control and doesn't protect you against sexually transmitted infections.)

    Schedule an appointment today — Call 800.251.3627

Getting Support

Your Privacy as a Teen or Young Adult

You can come to your appointment alone or bring your parents with you.

When possible, we'll respect your wishes to keep your care private. But we also believe it's important to include an adult you trust when you're making important decisions. We can help you find ways to talk to adults about tough decisions.

Under Virginia law, as a teenager, you can consent to receive care like an adult for issues related to:

  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Birth control
  • Pregnancy 
  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections

For all other care, your parents must give consent. 

For Parents

  • You don’t have to do it alone.

    • We want you to use us as a resource for advice and to feel confident you’re doing what’s best for your teen. 
    • We welcome parents who are actively involved in their children’s health and well-being. 
    • We respect our young patients’ wishes for privacy, but for issues like substance abuse and sex, we encourage our patients to always confide in their parents or adults they trust.
Make An Appointment

Call us at 434.982.0090

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