Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at Westmead Hospital

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM)

The Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Westmead Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to adolescents with complex health care needs and their families.

In 1983, the Department of Adolescent Medicine opened Australia’s first Adolescent Medical Ward as a Centre of Excellence for medically compromised young people. The Adolescent Ward is complemented by outpatient clinics delivering a range of assessment and intervention services, primarily focusing on adolescents with eating disorders and other complex health care needs.  

Clinical services are provided to young people aged between 14 years nine months up to 18 years, and still attending high school. The Department is also active in promoting a better understanding of adolescent health issues through research, education and training activities.

Mission Statement

The Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Westmead Hospital is a multidisciplinary team of health professionals committed to providing quality health care that promotes the healthy development of young people, while supporting their families. The mission is based on a philosophy that values and respects the unique health care needs of adolescents and their families, and collaborates with local, national and international communities in the areas of patient care, advocacy, education and training in adolescent medicine and quality research.


All appointments are held in the 'Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health' (CAYAH) clinic (E Block, Level 2)

CAYAH Entry: Entrance 10 is the closest entrance - continue straight, left after the elevators - first doors on the right.


Through the main entrance (old emergency), go past Zouki towards the post office.

After the post office you will need to follow the signs (on the ceiling) to "Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health". The clinic is located before K block on the left.

(Please do not go into "Adolescent Young Adult Medicine" offices, keep walking past this sign)

The Adolescent Ward (B6c) is located on Level 6, in the A-B Block at Westmead Hospital.

Contact:         Administration Officer
Telephone: (02) 8890 6788
Mon - Thurs, 8am - 4:30pm
Facsimile:  (02) 9893 9062 
Email:  [email protected]
Location: Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
East Block - Level 2, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 
Postal Address:  Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Westmead Hospital
PO BOX 533
Wentworthville, NSW, 2137