The Adolescents Clinic at Shaare Zedek Medical Center is a unique clinic providing comprehensive treatment for issues particularly affecting this population: eating disorders, gynecological and hormonal problems, acne, depression, anxiety, reaction to drugs and more.

In contrast to other patients who come of their own accord, teenagers usually don’t have a regular doctor and tend to only ask for medical help in emergencies. This approach has a clear drawback – many health issues are missed and the young person doesn’t receive the treatment he or she needs. A designated clinic for adolescents provides this special population with holistic treatment in an appropriate environment while helping them acquire good health habits for the future.


To provide adolescents with comprehensive medical and psycho-social treatment.

To be a source of advice and assistance on adolescent issues for community doctors and hospital doctors in different fields.

To promote recognition of the area of Adolescent Medicine among medical and paramedical professionals in Israel as well as among educational teams and the youth themselves.

Areas treated at the clinic:

Various eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, ravenous eating), ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), diagnosing and treating disorders.

Training for correct nutrition and eating habits as well as accompanying families coping with their adolescent’s behavioral challenges or at-risk behavior.

Excess weight and obesity with accompanying illness.

Pains unsourced during medical monitoring.

Gynecology – girls with irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, contraceptive guidance and period manipulation in girls with chronic diseases or situations that become more severe during their period (e.g. convulsions).

Dealing with problems of adolescent response to chronic disease treatment.

Emotional situations such as anxiety or depression, manifesting themselves in a physical compliant or limiting functioning.


The clinic’s multi-disciplinary team has regular meetings to discuss and share cases and developments in the field.