Can a friend come with me to my appointment if I am nervous to go alone?

Absolutely!  Having a friend with you can be a great way to make your experience at Teen Clinic more comfortable. Lots of patients bring a friend—and some bring several!  However, we do ask that only one person goes back into the appointment with you; the rest can hang out in the waiting room.

It’s good to keep in mind that the practitioner may ask to see you alone for part of your appointment if she thinks it’s necessary. However, for most of the appointment, we don’t mind at all if your friend is present. She/he might learn something about sexual health too!