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Services and Programs

The Adolescent Center offers a wide range of medical and confidential counseling services designed to keep patients healthy. Programs include:

Nutrition counseling

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

Family Planning Program

The Family Planning Program is designed to give patients the facts about sex and all the issues and concerns surrounding sex. Family planners are available to talk, answer questions, and help patients make the right decisions for themselves. Discussions include:

  • Effective contraception and pregnancy prevention
  • Responsible sexual behavior
  • Prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • 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

Comprehensive Prenatal Education Classes

The Adolescent Center’s Teens & Tots 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.

Social Services

The Adolescent Center has several bilingual social workers on staff, ensuring someone is always present to assist patients with the following:

  • Housing issues
  • Benefit eligibility
  • Social, immigration, and family issues among others

Pediatric-Adolescent Aftercare Program

The Adolescent Aftercare Clinic within the Adolescent Center at Boston Medical Center provides confidential (private) follow-up care for teens who have been sexually assaulted, or who may have had other types of non-work related exposures to blood or other body fluids. Many of these teens have already been seen in the Emergency Room or by their primary care providers, but need a source of follow-up care that we can provide. For questions or referrals, please call the AAC Social Worker at 617.414.2597.