Medical activities

Child and adolescent psychiatry deals with psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents up to 18 years of age, as well as family problems that arise from the problems these children and adolescents face.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division cares for patients between the ages of 0 and 18. It consists of 6 units, each of which has a specific clinical purpose:

Sexual Health and Family Planning


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.



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Activity reports

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 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.

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Pediatric Admissions and Emergency


Mission of the Pediatric Admissions and Emergency Division

  • Meet, 24/7, 365 days a year, the acute psychological and somatic care needs of pediatric patients in the canton of Geneva, and in neighboring cantons and neighboring France.
  • Assess vital functions and ensure the urgent somatic or psychiatric stabilization of patients.
  • Proceed with urgent investigations necessary for treatment and/or patient orientation decisions.
  • After an initial assessment, organize the use of referral expertise according to the patient's care needs.
  • Organize the return of patients to their home or transfer to a place of care appropriate to their condition.