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What is the Teen Health Clinic?

The Teen Health Clinic provides a medical home for teens. In other words, our doctors and staff work together to provide comprehensive health care, specific to your individual needs as a teen.

Teen Health Clinic Questions & Answers

Q: Am I Eligible?

A: If you are a teen and don’t have a doctor, you are welcome and encouraged to visit the Teen Health Clinic.

Q: What Medical Services Will I Receive?

A: Your first visit will include a comprehensive checkup with a primary care doctor who works with teens like you regularly. This checkup helps our health care team get a sense of your general health so they can provide treatment as needed.

Your doctor can provide the following services:

  • Annual well checkups
  • Management of on-going medical problems
  • Birth control
  • STD screenings and treatment
  • Sports physicals
  • Sick visits
  • Immunizations

Q: Are There Additional Services?

A: We understand that as a teenager, you have unique needs.  In addition to primary health care, a team of professionals will look out for your psychological and social needs, and help identify your educational and financial needs to match them with community resources and programs.

Q: How Much Does All of This Cost?

A: The Teen Health Clinic provides affordable health care and accepts most insurance plans. We also offer a sliding-fee scale if you don't have insurance, A sliding-fee scale is based on your income. In addition, we have financial counselors who can help.

Q: Who Will I Meet With?

A: Our primary care providers include pediatricians and nurses who have a special interest in teen health. Social workers are also available.

Q: Do My Parents Need to Come?

A: We welcome you to bring your parents or legal guardian. If they cannot come, we will need you to bring signed permission for us to provide medical care.

  • Appointments regarding STDs or pregnancy testing do not require parental permission.

Q: What Else do I Need to Bring?

A: In addition to bringing signed permission for us to provide medical care, please bring the following (if they apply):

  • Insurance information
  • Immunization record
  • List of current medications

Q: Where Will I Go for Appointments?

A: The Teen Health Clinic is located in the South Main Public Health Center at 3690 South Main Street in Salt Lake City, which is conveniently located one block from a TRAX station.

Q: What Other Services are Located in South Main Public Health Center?

A: The Salt Lake Valley Health Department services are located in the same health center, making it easy for you to receive services, including the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program, Medicaid eligibility counseling and low cost immunizations and laboratory services.

The Teen Mother and Child Program is also located inside the South Main Public Health Center. This program provides medical care for pregnant teens and their babies and works together with the Teen Health Clinic.

Q: How Do I Get Started?

A: Please call us at (385) 468-3950. We are happy to answer any questions you have. We are here to care for you.

Justin Alvey, M.D.

Dr. Alvey received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He completed his Pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Hospital/ University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Alvey is an experienced general pediatrician who practiced in the community for over 15 years pri... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic (801) 213-3599
University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Jennifer N. Brinton, M.D.

Dr. Brinton cares for children as a general pediatrician at South Davis Community Hospital and a Hospitalist at Primary Children’s Medical Center. She has a special interest in disease prevention, child advocacy and the comprehensive care of children with special healthcare needs.
... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-3645
South Davis Community Hospital (801) 295-2361

Karen F. Buchi, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Karen Buchi, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she cares for pediatric patients at South Main Clinic which is a collaboration between the University of Utah and the Salt Lake Valley Healt... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

South Main Public Health Center (385) 468-4000

Carrie L. Byington, M.D.

My research focuses on viral and bacterial infections in infants and children. Research has included the development of new diagnostics, the clinical validation of diagnostics, epidemiology of infectious diseases using molecular diagnostics, and improving health services, including public health, through accurat... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Locations:

South Main Public Health Center (801) 468-3690

Paul S. Carbone, M.D.

Dr. Carbone is a general pediatrician with an interest and experience in the area of autism and related developmental disabilities. He holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. As an academic pediatrician, Dr Carbone works closely with families of children with disabi... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program (801) 581-5515
Children with Special Health Care Needs (801) 584-8510

Shane C. Dangerfield, M.D.

Shane Dangerfield, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah where he serves as a Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist in the Comprehensive Care Program.

Dr. Danger... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics, Pediatric Rehabilitation

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Allison R. Ellzey, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Allison Ellzey, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and is on staff at Primary Children’s Medical Center. She is a general pediatrician who sees infants, children, and adolescents at South Main Clinic and at the Comprehensive Care Clinic for medically comple... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic (801) 213-3599
South Main Public Health Center (385) 468-4000

Kathleen M. Franchek-Roa, M.D.

Kathy Franchek-Roa MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and on staff at Primary Children's Medical Center. Dr. Franchek-Roa is a general pediatrician who sees children in the University Pediatric Clinic and the Teen Mother and Child Program an... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

Teen Mother & Child Program (385) 468-4000
University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Jennifer A. Goldman-Luthy, M.D., M.R.P., F.A.A.P.

Jennifer Goldman-Luthy, MD, MRP, FAAP, completed her medical degree at the Oregon Health and Science University, followed by a clinical residency in Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Prior to pursuing her medical training she worked in youth services, mediation, and local government. In ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Caroline Hagedorn, APRN, M.S.N., P.N.P.

Caroline Hagedorn, RN, CPNP graduated from Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 2009. She entered into her first position as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner shortly after graduation and remains a part of the Department of Pediatrics/ Division of General Pediatrics. Since joining the Department in 2009, she has worked... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic (801) 213-3599
South Davis Community Hospital (801) 295-2361

Joni A. Hemond, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Joni Hemond, MD is an Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center. She is also the Medical Director for the Teen Mother and Child Program/Teen Health Clinic which is located at the South Main Public Health Center. Dr. Hemond is a ge... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

Teen Mother & Child Program (385) 468-3950

Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, M.S.P.H., F.A.A.P., M.D.

Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, M.D., M.S.P.H. is a Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She cares for patients and teaches residents and medical students at South Main Clinic which is a collaboration between the University of Utah and the Salt Lake County Health... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-2900
South Main Public Health Center (385) 468-4000

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics, Pediatric Rehabilitation

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Susan L. Martini, M.D.

Susan L. Martini MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and on Active Referral Staff at Primary Children's Medical Center. Dr. Martini is in the Division of General Pediatrics and sees patients at the University Pediatric Clinic 6 where she teac... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Nancy A. Murphy, M.D., F.A.A.P., FAAPMR

Nancy Murphy, MD, FAAP, FAAPMR is a Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics/ Division of General Pediatrics and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Since joining the faculty in 2001, she has been the Medical Director o... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics, Pediatric Rehabilitation

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic (801) 213-3599
South Davis Community Hospital (801) 295-2361

Ernest Charles (Chuck) Norlin, M.D.

Chuck Norlin, MD is a general pediatrician who has been in practice since 1980. He graduated from New York Medical College and completed his pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. His clinical interests are very broad and he enjoys caring for children in collaboration w... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Julie H. Shakib, D.O., M.P.H.

Julie H. Shakib DO, is a pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Shakib sees children for routine pediatric care. She also has a special research interest in improving immunization strategies to better protect young infants from vaccine-preventable dis... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Elizabeth R. Smith, M.D.

Elizabeth Smith, MD completed her medical school training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She recently returned to University of Utah School of Medicine, where she completed her pediatrics residency, after spending several years working for the University Community Clinics in Stansbury Park, UT... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Julie S. Steele, DNP, M.N., FNP

Julie Steele, MN, FNP, APRN has held an adjunct faculty position (clinical) in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics for 7 years. She is also an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing (Clinical) and has served as Community Based Clinical Faculty for over 10 years. Her clinical pra... Read More

Specialties:

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

Foster Care Clinic (801) 581-7877

Carole H. Stipelman, F.A.A.P., M.D., M.P.H.

Carole Stipelman, MD MPH is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is Medical Director for the University Pediatric Clinic where she cares for all infants and children and teaches residents and medical students.
... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Sarah Winter, M.D.

Dr. Winter is a Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. Dr. Winter is board certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and has special interests in children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and complex medical conditions, issues rel... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Locations:

Children with Special Health Care Needs (801) 584-8510

Paul C. Young, M.D.

Paul Young, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Young is a general pediatrician who sees children for ongoing primary care and for general pediatric consultations.... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric General Pediatrics

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2205

Hospital and Clinic Locations

General Pediatrics
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine Consultation
General Pediatrics and Rehabilitation

Faculty Practice Brochure

General Pediatrics

University Pediatric Clinic -
(Clinic 6)

University of Utah Hospital
50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

(801) 581-2205

Areas of Service:

  • General Pediatrics
  • Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Services

South Main Clinic

Part of the Women's & Children's Health Consortium

Primary Care Pediatrics and Special Programs include:

A collaboration with the Salt Lake Valley Health Department

3690 S. Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT
(385) 468-4000

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic 6 University of Utah Hospital

50 N. Medical Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 581-2205

Child Development Clinic
University of Utah and Bureau of Children with Special Health Care Needs Department of Health

44 North Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4610
(801) 584-8284

Neurobehavioral H.O.M.E. Program for Children with Developmental Disabilities

650 Komas Drive, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 581-5515

Developmental Pediatrics Shriners Hospital for Children

Fairfax Road and Virginia St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Map
(801) 536-3500

Adolescent Medicine Consultation

Madsen Clinic Center
of Excellence in
Women's Health
Demonstration Project
(for girls)

555 S. Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map

(801) 585-2150
Clinic 6
(for boys & girls)
50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 581-2205

Areas of Service:

  • Weight management/Preventive cardiology
  • Sexuality and reproductive health
  • Substance use and misuse
  • Behavioral problems
  • Bio-psychosocial development

General Pediatrics and Rehabilitation

South Davis Community Hospital

401 S. 400 E.
Bountiful, UT 84010

(801) 295-2361
Pediatric Comprehensive Care Program Primary Children's Hospital
100 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Map
(801) 213-3599