About the Department of Adolescent Medicine

  • The Department of Adolescent Medicine team at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne provides care and management to adolescents and their families via a range of specialist multidisciplinary services:

    • Gender Service: Improving the physical and mental wellbeing outcomes of children and adolescents who experience gender dysphoria.
    • Eating Disorders Service: Clinical management of anorexia nervosa, atypical anorexia nervosa and other restrictive eating disorders.
    • Chronic Illness Peer Support: Structured activities for adolescents and young adults with significant chronic illness to learn from each other, broaden their experiences and gain skills.
    • Young People’s Health Services: Primary care in the Melbourne CBD for adolescents and young adults who are homeless or marginalized.
    • Transition Support Services: Assists in coordinating transition and transfer of care from the RCH to adult health and community services. 
    • Inpatient and outpatient medical service: Paediatricians specialising in the care and management of adolescents with a focus on psychosocial complexity including chronic fatigue syndrome and somatisation

    Across the Melbourne Children’s Campus, the Department of Adolescent Medicine works closely with the Centre for Adolescent Health, Kelpie Adolescent Inpatient Unit, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University Of Melbourne Department Of Paediatrics. Team and clinicians in the Department also liaise with various Government and community colleagues.