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Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent health care falls under the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and is provided primarily through the Harriet Lane Clinic at Hopkins Children’s. The clinic serves the East Baltimore community and cares for approximately 7,500 children and adolescents with over 25,000 visits per year. It also serves as a training ground for medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows. Adolescent medicine deals with behavior-related health issues, such as teen pregnancy, community violence and substance abuse. In addition, the Harriet Lane Clinic provides general health care for this age group.

Services offered:

  • General health care and check-ups including immunizations
  • Assessment and treatment of behavior & development problems
  • Nutrition and breast feeding support services
  • Parenting information
  • Gynecologic services, including family planning
  • Linkage to school and community programs and referrals for specialty care

Special programs:

  • Family Program for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • Fitness Circle Program for overweight children and adolescents
  • Intensive Pediatric Clinic for children & adolescents with or affected by HIV infection
  • Community outreach and intervention to address HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STI), asthma, child abuse, and youth violence
  • Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law) providing legal advocacy education and services
  • The PrEP program at the Harriet Lane Clinic specializes in providing sexual health and PrEP services to HIV –negative teens and young adults. 


Kathy Tomaszewski, BSN
Nurse Clinician III-PACE