Y-HEP Adolescent and Young Adult Health Center

Y-HEP Community Health Senter

The Y-HEP Health Center offers an inclusive, trauma-informed, gender affirming approach to healthcare for adolescents and young adults (ages 13-24), providing access to comprehensive primary care, sexual and reproductive health services, integrated behavioral health, PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV), and other relevant social services that aim to address the social determinants of health. The Y-HEP Health Center’s mission is to improve health outcomes and expand access to healthcare for all youth, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

Primary Care

  • Physical exams
  • Sick and well visits
  • Vaccinations
  • On-site Blood-work/Lab testing
  • Care for chronic conditions (like asthma or diabetes)
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Nutritionist Visits
  • Mental health screening and referrals
  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy

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Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • STD testing and treatment
  • Rapid HIV and Hep C testing
  • Birth control, including Nexplanon placement and removal
  • Emergency Contraception (Plan B)
  • Pregnancy testing and options counseling
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap smears and anal HPV screening
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention
  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV Prevention

Additional Services

  • BenePhilly Counselor (insurance enrollment, food stamps, benefits)
  • Behavioral Health Consultant
  • Case Management
  • Community Health Worker
  • PrEP Counselor / PrEP Assistance Program

Y-HEP Youth Health Center Hours

During COVID:
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm 

No walk-in appointments are currently available. All patients must call before coming into the clinic for an appointment. Same day and next day appointments are often available.

If you are a patient of the Y-HEP Health Center and have an urgent medical question that cannot wait until the next business day, you can reach our after-hours line by calling 215-344-1632.

Additional Information

  • For an appointment, call the Y-HEP Youth Health Center: 215-344-1632.
  • The clinic is closed from 12 pm – 1 pm daily.
  • A clinician is available on call when the center is closed. Call our phone number (215-344-1632) to be connected.

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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.

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