Pediatric Primary Care

Teen Health Services

Adolescents and young adults have health needs that are different from those of children or adults. Through Tufts Children's Hospital's Adolescent Medicine, adolescents and their parents will find a private, welcoming, and supportive environment. Our providers aim to provide safe, confidential care to adolescents to help them transition safely from childhood to adulthood.  

Ready to help

Our Adolescent Service offers a full range of health services for new patients ages 11-18 years, building long-term relationships that can extend into the college years to age 24. In addition to routine primary care, we also offer:

  • Acne management, including severe cases
  • Assessment and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Birth control counseling and provision, including long acting reversible contraception
  • Complex Medical/Psychosocial Problems 
  • Developmental/behavioral problems
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections
  • Evaluation and treatment of menstrual disorders 
  • Health education
  • LGBTQ+ inclusive care including care of gender dysphoria
  • Mood disorders
  • Opioid dependence treatment
  • Pregnancy diagnosis, counseling and referral
  • Sexual and reproductive health services
  • Transition care planning for individuals with chronic health conditions or intellectual or development disabilities

Adolescent Medicine policies

For patients under 18 years, we usually begin our visits with both patient and parent in the room and then ask the parents to return to the waiting room so we can speak confidentiality with the patient and conduct an examination. 

By Massachusetts law, patients under 18 years old may consent on their own for visits and treatments for the following conditions: sexual and reproductive health, testing for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy care, substance use disorders, mental health issues, and emergency medical care. Massachusetts Law requires confidentiality for all health services for which patient under 18 years old may consent. 

For patients ages 18 years and older, by law, we cannot disclose protected health information to their parents or family members without specific written consent from the patient. This confidentiality law includes individuals ages 18 to 26 years old who are covered as dependents’ on their parents’ insurance plans. 

Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH

Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ+ Health

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Adolescent Medicine Specialist; Pediatrician; Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, TUSM
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

Adolescent and young adult primary care, contraception services including long-acting reversible contraception, menstrual disorders, acne management including isotretinoin, opioid addiction including buprenorphine/naloxone maintenance (South Boston Behavioral Health Center only), sexually transmitted infections, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), high-risk behaviors including substance abuse, violence, sexual activity, school failure or truancy, and self-harming behaviors.

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Julia  G.  Lee, CPNP, MSN, MPH

Julia G. Lee, CPNP, MSN, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Clinical Preceptor
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, adolescent/young adult medicine, contraception, sexually transmitted infection, menstrual disorders, high-risk behaviors and school issues

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Maayan Leroy-Melamed, MD, MPH

Maayan Leroy-Melamed, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ+ Health

Title(s): Adolescent Medicine Pediatrician; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

Adolescent medicine

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