Adolescent

Research

The pediatric admissions and emergencies division conducts clinical studies to achieve a better understanding of the pathogenesis of certain diseases and to improve diagnosis.

Ongoing studies are about:

  • Treating children under 3 years old with febrile conditions without a focus
  • Comparing two types of sutures for wounds (absorbable versus  non-absorbable)
  • The effect of cold on improving spasmodic croup in children
  • Flu diagnosis criteria in children
  • Drug allergies in children
  • Viral meningitis

Medical activities

The Pediatric Admissions and Emergency Division is open 24/7.

It admits children from birth up to 16 years of age.

The medical and paramedical services offered optimally meet the requirements of the Geneva, neighboring French and other canton populations, whether these be vital, relative or perceived emergencies.

The service is part of the Department of Women-Children-Teenagers.

Pulsations TV Avril 2015 - Une consultation à l’unité Santé Jeunes des HUG est un moment privilégié pour tous les adolescents qui trouvent ici une écoute irremplaçable. La sexualité des adolescents est toujours un sujet sensible.

Sexual Health and Family Planning

Mission

COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, please call us at +41 (0)22 372 55 00 before any consultation. More information (FR)

 

Mission of the Sexual Health and Family Planning Unit

The Sexual Health and Family Planning Unit (USSPF) is a free, confidential public service, which helps to promote quality of life, the health of individuals, couples and families, at different stages in emotional, interpersonal and sexual life.

The unit promotes sexual health in men and women, regardless of age, culture, religion and sexual orientation.

Particular attention is given to adolescents, migrants, individuals who are experiencing psychosocial vulnerability or who are experiencing a crisis in their sexual or reproductive life.

See the WHO's definition of sexual health.

The mission of USSPF is governed by various legal frameworks [FR].

 

Reasons for consultation

Overview of the various services the USSPF provides.

 

News

See our news on this Facebook page [FR].

 

Activity reports

Activity report 2019 [FR] [pdf]
Activity report 2018 [FR] [pdf]
Activity report 2017 [FR] [pdf]
Activity report 2016 [FR] [pdf]
Activity report 2015 [FR] [pdf]
Activity report 2014 [FR] [pdf]
Activity report 2013 [FR] [pdf]
Activity report 2012 [FR] [pdf]

Youth Health

Mission

Mission of the Youth Health Unit

The Youth Health Unit has chosen to develop services that are appropriate for adolescents, using the criteria set out by the World Health Organization (Adolescent Friendly Health Services - An Agenda for Change.- WHO, 2003)

Its primary mission is to promote access to care for young people, particularly those who have difficulty navigating the healthcare system or who have difficulty finding a regular doctor. Care can be organized jointly with doctors in the community. The unit is for adolescents 12 years of age and older, and young adults up to the age of 25.

The Youth Health Unit's team is multidisciplinary. It includes primary care physicians, nurses, gynecologists and psychiatrists, all having had specific training in working with adolescents.

Because the physical and psychological upheavals of adolescence are closely linked, two psychiatrists are an integral part of the team, and offer close supervision for physicians, and provide opinions or specialist support.

The consultation area is low key.. Wait times to get an appointment are short.  Consultation conditions are appropriate: consultations times are adjusted, families can be seen, easy access to specialist opinion, gynecology consultations are adapted.

Related websites

Pages