The Center for Adolescent Health provides specialized care for low-income, underserved teens in Central Texas. Founded in 1993, the CAH is the only local comprehensive adolescent medical program for at-risk teens in the area.
Each year the center’s adolescent interdisciplinary team addresses both the immediate and long-term needs of more than 1,000 at-risk youth ages 11-23 in Central Texas. Services offered include:
- preventative care
- health and nutrition education
- minor acute care
- chronic disease management
- risk-reduction counseling
- sports physicals
- STD + HIV testing
- gynecology services + family planning
- pregnancy testing + family planning education
- developmental and behavioral assessment
- social work service
The CAH team is led by Dr. Celia Neavel, a leader in family and adolescent medicine, and comprises a dedicated staff of nurse practitioners, rotating pediatric residents, social workers, health educators, and an off-site clinic coordinator. Since the clinic provides a medical home, patients receive continuity of care from a team that knows their overall health needs. Through comprehensive medical, behavioral, and preventive services and partnerships with other community organizations, we emphasize helping teens and their families navigate the transition to adulthood in a positive way.