Department of Pediatrics

Division of Adolescent Medicine

adolecent medicine

Division Overview

The division of Adolescent Medicine provides flexible, responsive and comprehensive health care for teenagers aged 10-18 who need help with eating disorders, co-morbid mood disorders, complex healthcare needs, transition to adult health care, neurodevelopmental, behavioral disorders and primary gynecological care in teens with chronic illnesses.

The dedicated inter professional team understands adolescents and their unique needs and interests particularly in relation to this key developmental phase which is marked by physical, psychological and social changes that include achieving adult stature and sexual maturity, an increase in intellectual capacity, a search for identity, separation from family and the development of relationships with significant others.


Our vision is to be local, national and regional leaders in the field of Adolescent Health by providing exemplary care and by contributing to the development of new knowledge through advocacy, training, research and interdisciplinary education.


The Division of Adolescent Medicine provides clinical teaching for medical students, residents, fellows, and other interdisciplinary trainees. Continuing medical education and public education are also a priority for the division.

Research activities are an integral part of the activities of the members of the Division of Adolescent Medicine. The Department will foster innovative clinical and basic research in the field of adolescent medicine in the State of Qatar.

Division Services

Teen Clinics

Our services are confidential for youth ages 12 to 18.  We offer specialized health and social programs. These services include confidential health screenings and counseling, support of youth with eating disorders, complex health care needs and disabilities, teen with high risk behaviours, in addition to teens with neurobehavioral and developmental disorders.

At the Teen Clinic we are committed to helping teens in Qatar cope with illnesses, stay healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Please note that all patients must be referred by a physician, school nurse or a school counselor.


Eating Disorders Program

Adolescents with diagnosed or suspected anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in whom other causes of weight loss or failure to gain weight have been ruled out


High Risk Teen Program

Adolescents with multiple risk factors, especially those referred from Pediatric Emergency, Gynecology and the Child Advocacy Program, with increased vulnerability to further problems and/or psychosocial disorders including mild to moderate depressive disorders and anxiety disorders and/or complex school issues)


Teen Neurodevelopmental/ Behavioural Program

Adolescents mild to moderate Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, Adolescents with Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders)


Teen Chronic Illness/ Disability Program

Adolescents mild to moderate Depressive and Anxiety Disorders due to chronic medical conditions, adolescents with chronic medical conditions or disability with needs regarding adjustment to diagnosis, adherence to treatment plan, transition to adult care, body image issues related to illness or treatment, primary gynecological care and menstrual suppression options in teens with chronic illnesses, substance use and/or gender issues affecting a coexisting medical condition.

Sidra outpatient clinic location map

“Patients and family members, if you are visiting the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, please follow the directions provided in this map for accurate directions. We ensure this map is always current and updated with any changes in routes.”

The Department of Pediatric Medicine will ensure compliance with the standards set by the Sidra Quality Department and the directives of the Supreme Council of Health for the wait times and the length of stay (LOS). The directives from the Supreme Council of Health currently require that all patients seen in outpatient clinics be attended to within the 30 minutes of their appointment. Length of stay targets will be set by each division in the Department of Pediatric.


Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm

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