Thank you for asking!
In the state of Colorado, the law says that minors have the right to access any sexual healthcare without the consent or notification of their parents. That means they can start a birth control method, get tested for STIs, or get any other sexual healthcare without their parents being involved at all. In fact, it’s illegal for clinics to share sexual health information with parents (or anyone else!) without an individual’s permission. Teen Clinic offers free or low-cost and confidential sexual health services.
With that being said, Teen Clinic encourages teens to have a trusted adult in their life that they can talk to about their sexual health- whether it be a parent, a teacher, a coach, or an aunt or uncle. But we also understand that teens might not have someone they can talk to. That’s why Teen Clinic offers a safe and confidential space for teens to get the information and/or care that they might need. Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!
So, you do not have to have your parents consent to get the pill. If you are 19 or under, you can come into our Teen Clinic. If you are 20 or over, you can still be seen at our family planning clinic!
In terms of pricing, at Teen Clinic if you are 17 or under our services are free! if you are 18 or 19 our services are either free or at a low cost depending on your income.
If you would like to make an appointment or know more about pricing, give us a call! 303-442-5160