Nope! In Colorado, it’s actually your legal right to get reproductive healthcare without parental notification or consent, even as a minor! At Teen Clinic, you can get started on a birth control method, get tested for STIs, or receive treatment for an infection without your parents knowing or agreeing to it. All of our services are free or low-cost to make sure that everyone who needs care can access it.
Even though Teen Clinic is both free or low-cost and confidential, we do hope you’ll talk to a parent or trusted adult about your sexual health. If you’re not sure how to approach the topic, brainstorm with one of our nurses during your appointment. Give our section for parents/guardians a read, too—it might help you understand your parents better.
And if you (or they!) have access to a few bucks, consider making a donation to Teen Clinic. Patient gifts are what keep Teen Clinic up and running. We’re here for you whenever you need us!
Check out sexual health laws across the country by visiting The Guttmacher Institute.