The Teen Clinic provides a medical home for young people ages 11-21. Our staff is here to meet the physical, mental, and emotional health care needs of our pre-teen, teen, and young adult patients. Starting at age 12, care that is provided is kept confidential between the patient and provider. Learn more about confidentiality for adolescent patients.
We provide comprehensive and continuous medical care in an accessible, team-based, patient-centered, and compassionate environment.
Our services include:
- General checkups*
- Sports physical exams
- Chronic disease management
- Weight management
- Eating disorders
- Mental health screening and treatment
- Pregnancy testing
- Birth control
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) education and screening
- HIV/AIDS education and screening
- Menstrual disorders
- and more
We also work closely with dieticians, counselors, and psychiatrists in the same clinic or community.
*Not available at The Woodlands
Frequently asked questions
It is best to call ahead and make an appointment at 888-4UT-DOCS (888-488-3627). We accept walk-ins provided staff is available.
We have staff who can interpret, but it is best to make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance to ensure someone is scheduled to assist. Ask for this service at the time of scheduling.
For certain reasons, you do not need for your parent’s consent. Testing and/or treatment of pregnancy, mental health concerns, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) does not require parental consent. For other services, parental consent may be required.
You will not be refused services due to your financial situation. Financial counselors are here to help. For more information, call 888-4UT-DOCS .
Texas law allows teenagers to receive some health care services without a parent, and health care providers have the right to keep those services confidential. We will share this type of information with your parents only if you agree. If you do not agree, we will not share confidential information with your parents.
At any UT Physician clinic, you will have full proxy access to your child’s MyUTHealth account until he or she turns 12.
At this age, children can choose to have their own MyUTHealth account as they begin the transition from teenage to adult care. This is to allow teens some confidentiality granted through HIPAA and various State of Texas laws. Additionally, this policy is aligned with best practice recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Adolescent Health Initiative, and GotTransition.org.
Should your proxy access continue, your ability to view all your child’s test results, clinical encounters and appointments will be limited to ensure confidentiality for all of our teen patients.
You will still be able to message your child’s care team with questions or concerns, including prescription refill requests.