Child Abuse

Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program (CARE)

The CARE team consists of specially trained physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and social workers who work together to search for social and medical evidence of abuse. Medical care and treatment is provided for children 18 years old or younger in a sensitive, supportive, and reassuring environment.

New York State 800 342-3720
Onondaga County 315 422-9701

Contact Information

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center Maps and Directions
Address: 601 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-883-5617
Fax: 315-883-5616
Website: Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program (CARE)
Insurance Info: Pediatric Service Group, LLP

Conditions Treated

  • Medical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse

Clinical Services Provided

  • Emotional assessment of the child
  • Follow-up care, as needed
  • Medical examination, including photo documentation with a colposcope and appropriate lab and x-ray tests
  • Medical record documentation
  • Referral for other treatment and/or counseling, when indicated
  • Sensitive preparation of the child for the medical examination
  • Social interview with the child's caretaker

Support Services Provided

  • Assessment of social situation and safety of child
  • Inpatient and outpatient child abuse evaluation, treatment, and referrals
  • Multidisciplinary team case reviews

Healthcare Providers


Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine Program

The specialty of Adolescent Medicine was created to improve the scope and quality of health-related services for adolescents. Priorities in health care from the teenager?s viewpoint include sexuality issues, self-esteem and body image concerns, peer pressure and experimentation with alcohol or other drugs. Parents often worry about their kids? performance in school, whether they are hanging out with the wrong crowd, drinking and driving, or engaging in other risky behaviors that could jeopardize their health. All of these issues can make the teenage years complex and challenging. As specialists in Adolescent Medicine, we pride ourselves upon setting aside sufficient time for an office visit so that these issues, and any others, can be adequately addressed in an atmosphere of trust, privacy and confidentiality.

Confidentiality is provided and protected in accordance with New York State law.

Contact Information

University Health Care Center (UHCC) Maps and Directions
Address: UPAC, 90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315 464-5831
Fax: 315 464-2030
Website: Adolescent Medicine Program
Insurance Info: Pediatric Service Group, LLP

Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety [uneasiness, fear, worry]
  • Chronic abdominal pain [stomach]
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Gynecologic problems
  • Headaches and migraine variants
  • Menstrual disorders [irregular periods]
  • Physical abuse
  • Reproductive health problems
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Skin conditions [acne, dermatitis, eczema]
  • Stress disorders
  • Vaginal infections
  • Weight problems

Clinical Services Provided

  • Behavioral evaluation and counseling
  • Comprehensive physicals and preventive exams
  • Contraception
  • Gynecologic exams
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Risk-reduction assessment and counseling
  • Sports physicals as part of a comprehensive examination
  • Substance abuse evaluation and referral


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