Adolescent Clinic

Physical Address

Madigan Army Medical Center
First Floor, Medical Mall
9040 Jackson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Phone: (253) 968-1980
MHS GENESIS Patient Portal: MHS GENESIS Patient Portal

Directions

First floor of the Medical Mall Between the General Pediatrics and Subspecialty Clinics.

About

The Division of Adolescent Medicine is staffed by doctors, resident physicians, nurses and support staff who enjoy to work with teenagers and young adults. We offer routine primary care in our teen centered medical home to enrolled adolescents at both a hospital based and several local school based locations.

The health centers provide:

  • Behavioral Health Screening and Counseling
  • Comprehensive Well Woman Services
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses/injuries
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition and weight counseling
  • Pharmacy and laboratory services
  • Referral for Specialty Care
  • School/sports physical exams
  • Treatment of asthma, anemia, acne, and other health problems

We provide confidential services for most issues including:

  • Behavioral health
  • Birth control
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Questions you may have about your body
  • Sexuality
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Substance use

Confidential means that we respect your privacy and that you do not need to have a parent present to receive care from us for these issues. If we are concerned about your safety, however, we will work with you to ensure that you are safe. We abide by Washington state laws regarding rights to confidentiality for teenagers and young adults based on the type of concern. Minors have legal rights to confidential services for topics such as STI care, contraceptive services, and mental health care as young as 13 years old. For more information, please review the Health Care Rights for Minors in Washington State .

Walk-In Services:

  • Influenza vaccines (seasonal)
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection diagnoses and treatment
  • Strep throat testing for ages 2 years and above
  • Suture/Staple removal
  • Wart cryotherapy (freezing)

School Based Health Centers

  • Harrison Preparatory School: Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Lakes High School: Mondays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Mann Middle School: Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Pioneer Middle School: Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Rogers High School: Every other Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Steilacoom High School: Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Woodbrook Middle School: Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If you attend one of these schools, regardless of which Madigan primary care clinic in which you are currently enrolled, you may make an appointment with the School Based Health Center.

Consult Services

We also see young people for adolescent issues that their doctor’s office may not routinely treat. The kinds of things we provide subspecialty care for are:

  • Eating disorders
  • Gender identity concerns
  • Hormone problems
  • Menstrual problems of all kinds
  • Sexuality issues
  • Sports injuries including concussion management
  • Substance Use/Abuse Issues

The Adolescent Medicine Team is looking forward to taking care of you and your family!

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