What is adolescent medicine?
Adolescent medicine centres on the health and wellbeing of young people during a critical life stage as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Young people may have a range of health concerns including mental health issues, chronic illness, addiction, eating disorders, weight management, disabling symptoms and adolescent gynaecological assessment.
Need information about?
- Children's Court Clinic
- Eating disorders
- Growth issues
- Mental health
- Metabolic genetic disorders
- Weight management
Can't find what you're looking for?
Trapeze is a service to assist adolescents to access and coordinate health care as an adult.
Trapeze helps with:
- developing links with a GP or medical specialist
- face to face and telephone support
- facilitating care coordination
- health coaching
- navigating the health system
- making sure you have entitlements and your own Medicare card
Like more information?
Contact Trapeze or call on (02) 9382 5457
Trapeze is located at both The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Information for GPs
- Trapeze for GPs: specialist adolescent chronic care service of The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. It coordinates the transition from the paediatric health system to the adult one.
- Agency for Clinical Innovation Transition Care Network
- Resources for GPs: guidelines and information on a range of adolescent-related health issues.