Archive for parents/guardians – Page 2

Can I go by myself to get my Nexplanon removed?

It is  important to know that 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.

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.  Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

So you can definitely come in and get your Nexplanon removed with us by yourself!

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

Does a parent have to go with you when you go in?

It is  important to know that 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.

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.  Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

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

I’m 16 and worried about a possible pregnancy risk …

….After having unprotected sex in the last few days.  Is there a way to get Plan B without parents knowing or without paying so much for it?

 

Great job thinking about your sexual health!

There are a couple of options for obtaining Plan B, or Emergency Contraception. 

Emergency Contraception can be bought over the counter in various stores.  There is no age restriction to buy it, and a person does not have to have a parent or guardian’s permission to buy it.  Over the counter it is around $40-$60.

At Teen Clinic, for existing patients ( this means a person has had an appointment with us before), Emergency Contraception is anywhere from $0-$5. For teens who are not patients, they can walk in and get it for $20.

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

Can we go to the Teen Clinic and take out our birth control without anyone knowing ?

It is  important to know that 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.

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.  Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

If someone wanted to start birth control, they would need to make an appointment to have a consultation with one of our providers. From there, they would discuss the different birth control options, and which method may be best for them.

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

How much does birth control cost if you make an appointment?…

….Also do you need a parent or doctor to have a consultation to get the birth control?

It is  important to know that 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.

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.  Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

If someone wanted to start birth control, they would need to make an appointment to have a consultation with one of our providers. From there, they would discuss the different birth control options, and which method may be best for them.

If you are 17 and under:

  • You can receive services on a free or donation basis! Donations are not required, but greatly appreciated.

If you are 18 or 19:

  • You can receive services for free or at a low-cost. Some services will slide down to $0, or donation basis, but some services might be $5-50 based on your income.

This includes all birth control!

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

I’ve started to have a sexual relationship with my boyfriend….

…… My parents are not aware. I am 16 and I would like to start birth control. But I do not work. What would you recommend and how much would it be?

Great job thinking about your sexual health!

It is  important to know that 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.

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!

In terms of cost, if someone is not using insurance, Teen Clinic charges are based on a sliding scale. For example:

If you are 17 and under:

  • You can receive services on a free or donation basis! Donations are not required, but greatly appreciated.

If you are 18 or 19:

  • You can receive services for free or at a low-cost. Some services will slide down to $0, or donation basis, but some services might be $5-50 based on your income.

This includes all birth control!

Teen Clinic also accepts insurance, but it is not required.  Make sure you talk with the person scheduling your appointment about payment options!

You can always give us a call at Teen Clinic if you have any questions. 303-442-5160.

I’ve had a yeast infection for about a month now …..

…..I’m afraid to go to a doctor & to tell my mom about it …Are there any ways to get rid of this myself ?

Thank you for asking us!

Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are not considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part of the vaginal flora, existing in balance with different types of bacteria. Sometimes yeast can overgrow—this is what we call a yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth can occur for many reasons, including illness, recent antibiotic use, poor vaginal hygiene, and eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge.

If you think you have a yeast infection, the best thing to do would be to see a medial provider. This way, they can make sure it is a yeast infection and give you treatment to make it go away.

We understand seeing a medical provider may seem intimidating, but Teen Clinic offers a non-judgmental and confidential environment.  And while we always encourage everyone has an adult they can talk to about these things ( that may be a parent, guardian, older sibling, teacher, etc) it is the law in Colorado that teens can access sexual health services without their parents notification. That means you can come into our clinic to receive treatment for a yeast infection, and we wont share that information!

Yeast infections can happen naturally to anyone, and they are nothing to be ashamed of! We hope you either talk to a trusted adult or call our clinic at 303-442-5160! We are here for you!

 

I’m 15. Can you get the patch without your parent’s consent ?

It is  important to know is that 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!

The Patch is the one method that isn’t offered at Teen Clinic, but if someone was interested, they could make an appointment with us and we could help them find a clinic that provides it.

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

Do I need an adult or guardian to get on birth control? I’m 16

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.

So if you wanted to start birth control, you can make an appointment and come in and get started!

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

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