I need a pregnancy test but I’m under 18 and I can’t get to Teen Clinic because I’m too young to drive…

…and I can’t have my mom or dad or anybody drive me because I don’t want them knowing. What do I do?

Thanks for asking! First, there is no age limit for purchasing a pregnancy test. If there is a pharmacy or grocery store within walking distance, you can buy a pregnancy test over the counter without any trouble.  Pregnancy tests are available at most Dollar Stores for just $1!  Otherwise, most cost $10-$20.  Some teens are most comfortable visiting a store with self-checkout; this is something you might consider.

Teen Clinic is also easily accessible by bus!  Check out this page to see which you’d need to hop on.

Last, consider talking to another trusted adult in your life. Do you have a mentor, sibling, teacher, or friend of the family you can turn to?  It’s important to feel supported as you make these big choices, and another adult may be able to help you get to Teen Clinic. If your pregnancy test is negative and you still plan on being sexually active, it’s a good idea to start a birth control method—so visiting Teen Clinic may be your best option. (At Teen Clinic, pregnancy tests are either free or low cost and available by appointment. Call 303-442-5160 to make an appointment for a pregnancy test!)

It’s smart that you’re figuring out your options—it’s important to know for sure whether or not you’re pregnant! Give us a call if we can help in any way.