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Pediatrics – Adolescent Center


We offer a wide range of medical and confidential counseling services designed to keep you healthy. Programs include:

Family Planning Program

The family planning program is designed to give you the facts about sex and all the issues and concerns surrounding sex. Family planners are available to talk to you, answer your questions and help you make the right decisions for yourself. We can talk with you about: i) effective contraception and pregnancy prevention; ii) responsible sexual behavior; iii) prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; and iv) HIV/AIDS risk assessment and risk reduction.

  • Healthy sexuality for young men and women  
  • Confidential HIV counseling and testing
  • Screening, diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted infections

Nutrition Counseling

You can meet with a dietician to discuss healthy eating habits, weight management, cholesterol, diabetes and anemia management.

Comprehensive Prenatal Education Classes

The Adolescent Center’s Teen and Tot Program offers a ten week prenatal education class free of charge in a friendly and welcoming environment. Each class focuses on different aspects of the newborn, targeted to the needs of teenage parents - both mothers and fathers. Subjects covered include:

  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Delivery and post-partum recovery
  • Newborn and toddler development
  • Breastfeeding
  • Contraception
  • School and work issues
  • Support and education for young fathers
  • Housing and benefits information

Classes are held weekly and food is provided. Family members and friends are welcome to attend. Learn more about prenatal classes.

Social Services

The Adolescent Center has three social workers on staff, so someone is always present to help you. The social services staff can help you address issues of housing, eligibility for benefits, social, immigration and family issues, among others. Bilingual staff is available. To make an appointment with any of the social workers, please call the Adolescent Center at 617.414.4086.


Call: 617.414.4086
Fax: 617.414.4092

After hours, Weekends, or Holidays
Call: 617.414.5946

Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Adolescent Center
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
6th Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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Call: 617.414.4086
Fax: 617.414.4092

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