Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center: Our unique, New York City-based program delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 22.
We are the largest center of its kind in the United States providing confidential, quality health care and support services to underserved and at-risk youth, regardless of their ability to pay.
At the Adolescent Health Center, young people can find a wide range of services specially designed for their needs, including:
- Primary health care
- Counseling, support, mental health and family therapy
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Dental care
- Nutrition, fitness and wellness programs
The Center also offers Health Squad, an innovative, free app available in both iTunes and Google Play that allows adolescents to ask us questions, request advice, setup reminders for medications and get reminders of upcoming appointments at the Center.
A Message from Our Director
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center has served the health needs of young people from New York and beyond, and from every walk of life, for almost 50 years. We strive to remove any obstacles that keep young people from getting the care they need. Here adolescents and young adults find a safe haven, a true health home that provides confidential, fully integrated services six days a week.
Everything we do is designed for young people who are welcomed, understood and treated with respect. We also welcome family members as we know that families are our greatest resource in keeping young people healthy. All our services are provided regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. In 2017, our goal is to provide loving care and support to 10,000 young people.
Being there for New York City’s most vulnerable young people, and helping them learn to care for themselves and make healthy, informed choices, is our core commitment. Every young person who needs care should get it. We do our best to make sure that everyone does. Our expert staff helps our patients make decisions that will positively impact their health and well being for the rest of their lives. We support our patients’ decisions with a wide range of resources: primary healthcare, sexual and reproductive health services, health education and counseling, mental health services and dental care. Most importantly, we don’t just treat symptoms. We treat each individual’s particular needs to help him or her realize their full potential.
With our expertise in serving the needs of adolescents, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center has attained a leadership role in the adolescent health field. Today we are more than the largest freestanding adolescent health center in the country. We are a training destination for physicians, psychologists and social workers – and for adolescent specialists from across the globe. We are a center for innovative research in key issues in adolescent health; we stand as advocates for adolescents in the development of national policies on issues impacting adolescents; and we are a model in our industry for effective, cost-efficient health services.
Thank you for visiting us here today. I invite you to learn more about the Center here on our website, and we welcome you to visit us in person.
With warm regards,
Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH
Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center