Teenage Health Unit

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Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to reach us

514 340-8242

Where to find us

5790 Côte-des-Neiges Rd. (Pavilion H), 2nd floor


The Teenage Health Unit (THU) was established in 1985 to provide comprehensive primary care to youths between the ages of 13 and 19. It also provides cutting-edge training in adolescent medicine and psychotherapy to family medicine residents and psychology interns.

Donated funds are currently used to deliver psychotherapy to teens for a wide variety of mental health problems, including depression and suicidal tendencies, anxiety disorders, self-mutilation, physical and sexual abuse, ADHD, eating disorders, substance abuse, bullying, family discord, anger management problems, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Therapists at the THU use cognitive behaviour therapy, the gold standard in psychotherapy, in providing nearly 2,000 psychotherapy sessions per year.

In addition to one-on-one psychotherapy, the THU has also been offering a range of group therapy. For example, teens who engage in "non-suicidal self-injury"—also known as deliberate self-harm or self-mutilation—were successfully treated in group therapy.

The THU offers these and other services to patients of the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre, as well as to teenagers who do not have a pediatrician or family doctor (“GP”) to turn to.

The Teenage Health Unit also has an outreach program, with weekly visits to high schools throughout the greater Montreal area. Each year, through these visits, our physicians and nurses provide interactive biopsychosocial educational services to anywhere from 8,750 to 10,000 teenage students in approximately 40 schools.


  • New: Virtual group therapy program for teens (13-19) struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Comprehensive primary health care for teenagers (13-19)

  • Psychotherapy/psychological services for teenagers (13-19)

  • Cutting-edge training in adolescent medicine and psychotherapy for family medicine residents, medical students, and psychology interns

  • Interactive biopsychosocial educational outreach program for high schools and community groups in the greater Montreal area

  • Consultative services for high school guidance counsellors, psychologists and administrators

  • Participation in research related to significant teen issues, such as bullying


Dr. Perry Adler 

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