Adolescent Medicine Learn More For questions or appointment requests, call 413-794-KIDS (5437). Most children stay under the care of their pediatrician until they reach adulthood, typically between ages 18 and 21. Our board certified adolescent medicine doctor at Baystate Children’s Hospital provides specialty care for teens and preteens, ages 10 to 22, who may need extra help with adolescent developmental and medical issues, including those related to: Development Eating Disorders Gynecology Hormonal changes Sex (contraception, sexually transmitted infections, etc.) Substance Abuse Our comprehensive adolescent care includes: Contraceptive needs Eating disorder treatment Gynecologic care Illness care Well care, including physical exams Eating Disorders Program Eating disorders can have serious medical and emotional consequences. If you think your child or teen has an eating disorder or if they have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, talk to your pediatrician. They can refer you to Baystate Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Eating Disorders Program if needed. Inpatient Care for Adolescents & Young Adults When your child - 15 to 21 years old - needs to stay at the hospital, our Adolescent and Young Adult Unit provides the right environment for teenagers and young adults. Young people in this age group – no longer children but not quite adults – appreciate care directed toward their needs. Our medical and nursing staff encourages adolescents and young adults to be actively involved in their care and to express their wishes and concerns.