Our Story

Our Mission

To improve the health of adolescents by providing adolescent medicine and behavioral health services, education, advocacy, leadership development, and research through connections among adolescents, parents, and the community. 

Our Vision

Every adolescent empowered to be healthy, safe, and successful.

Values Statement

We believe that every individual deserves respect.

We believe in a safe, inclusive, and family-centered environment.

We believe in education and advocacy at every opportunity.

We believe in caring and compassion.

We believe that adolescents, parents, and the community all have ownership in assuring safe passage from adolescence to adulthood.

We believe that every adolescent deserves opportunities to be successful.


Empowering youth for a bright future

Teen Health Connection started seeing patients in a small building on Elizabeth Avenue on February 25,1992. There were a growing number of Mecklenburg County teens who did not receive routine healthcare, and there was some concern that some teens were engaging in risky behaviors.