Teen medicine in Savannah

The adolescent medicine program at the Memorial Health Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah specializes in caring for children between the ages of 10 and 21.

Meeting the healthcare needs of this age group requires not only addressing identified health concerns, but also considering the complicated interactions of developmental and emotional changes.

To support an adolescent’s health and well-being, caregivers should engage in ongoing conversations with their teen about preventive healthcare topics such as pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, the effects of smoking, the need for immunizations and substance abuse issues.

Teen services

Teen health and wellness

Adolescence is a transition period between childhood and adulthood. It can be a stressful time filled with major physical and emotional changes. The information below can help you understand and sort through some of the things you may be experiencing. But please note that information found online should never replace instructions from your physician or caregivers.

Appearance and body image

  • Acne
  • Eating disorders

Healthy eating and exercise

  • Exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Obesity

General health information

  • Contraception / birth control
  • Gynecologic and menstrual conditions
  • Mental health
  • Mononucleosis
  • Mood disorders
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Smoking
  • Drug abuse
  • Alcohol abuse

Sources of stress and coping

  • Managing stress
  • Mental health


  • Bicycle and skating safety
  • Bullying and violence
  • Driving
  • Gun safety

Teenage pregnancy

The Teens and Tots program at Memorial Health University Medical Center provides complete, family-centered healthcare for pregnant teens. Both mother and baby receive supportive care before, during and after birth. Teens and Tots also teaches young mothers how to care for their newborns and answers any questions they may have. The program is for teenage mothers with babies up to age three.

The Teens and Tots clinic provides a full range of supportive services to help ensure positive outcomes for mother and baby, including our adolescent medicine specialist, family medicine physicians, pediatricians, case managers, lactation specialists, nurses, child life specialists and optional in-home guidance from Savannah Perinatal Initiative.

To schedule an appointment with Teens and Tots, call (912) 350-8404.