Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health provides psychological, behavioral and medical services for adolescents and young adults. Our expertise includes a full range of issues specific to adolescent health, including behavioral issues, chronic fatigue, eating disorders, diabetes management, gynecological care, psychological problems, substance abuse and more.
We recognize that it can be especially complicated to deal with diabetes while also going through puberty. Our diabetes management services for adolescents and young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes now includes a Pre-Diabetes Clinic offering assessment and prevention strategies for young teens who may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes, including anyone over the age of 15 who has been newly diagnosed, may receive treatment at both Riley Hospital for Children and Meridian Crossings, located across the street from IU North Hospital. Patients receive care from a nurse practitioner, and are seen by an adolescent medicine specialist and dietician at each visit. We provide 24/7 coverage for questions or concerns.
Our Type 2 Diabetes Clinic at Riley at IU Health is staffed by physicians specifically trained to help adolescent patients with their unique struggles and challenges that are associated with the medical conditions of Type 2 Diabetes. Our goal is to decrease the incidence of diabetes in adolescents and young adults while also helping current patients effectively and appropriately manage their disease.
Both medical and surgical services for reproductive health issues, including menstrual problems and contraception, are treated by our staff of specialists including a board certified gynecologist trained specifically for the gynecological care of the pediatric population.
Psychological Care and Substance Abuse Counseling
Adolescents needing psychological care can be seen for individual or family counseling services for a range of issues including behavioral problems, difficulty relating in the parent/child relationship, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Patients who need additional therapies, such as medications, may be seen by one of our physicians or referred to a specialist.
Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders, commonly begin during adolescence, although anyone of any age may develop a problem. Riley at IU Health offers expert diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from all types of eating disorders through the Charis Center for Eating Disorders. As Indiana’s most comprehensive program providing medical, psychological and nutritional services, the Charis Center sees over 12,000 patients every year and includes outpatient, inpatient and partial hospitalization programs.
Specially trained physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and dietitians provide:
- Medical evaluation/treatment
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Nutritional evaluation and counseling
- Psychological testing
- Eating disorders education
- Consultation to schools, educators, community organizations and healthcare providers