I am 16 years old and I might have HIV…………

…………… I wanna get checked, but I have no insurance and no parents signature

Thanks for asking this!

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 get a pregnancy test, 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.

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, teacher, coach, aunt or uncle, or sibling. 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.

If you think you might have HIV, the best thing to do would be to get tested.  While Teen Clinic accepts health insurance, it isn’t required. All of our services for anyone 17 and under are totally free. So you could get tested without charge.

Another organization in the area is BCAP (Boulder County Aids Project) they provide anonymous and free HIV testing as well. Visit BCAP.org to find our more information.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160