Teen Health Services
PPHP offers a wide variety of health care services for teens, including all types of birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, HIV testing and counseling, and abortion services. Condoms are available; we encourage using condoms to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
All teens are welcome at our health centers, no matter how old you are, your gender, your ability to pay, or your immigration status. To find the PPHP health center nearest to you, Click here for our health centers, the services each offers, or to request an appointment. Or call 800-230-PLAN (7526) to make an appointment.
Teens’ Rights to Services & Confidentiality
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic respects your right to privacy. New York State law allows teens to consent to confidential family planning services and reproductive health care. This means you can make an appointment and get any of these services at our health centers without asking your parents’ permission:
· All types of birth control
· Emergency contraception (“Plan B”), available without a prescription if you are 17 or older
· Pregnancy testing and counseling
· Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) testing, counseling, and treatment
· HIV/AIDS testing and counseling
· Abortion (“the abortion pill” and in-clinic).
After your visit, your parents will not be told about the care you received if you don’t want to tell them. They cannot access to your medical records without your permission.
What Should I Talk to PPHP About?
You can discuss anything with PPHP doctors, nurses, and educators. Come to us if you…
· Think you may be pregnant
· Need birth control or emergency contraception (the morning-after pill)
· Think you have a sexually transmitted infection
· Need information about alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use
· Are being hurt by someone
· Want to talk about personal, school, family issues, or feelings about sex and sexuality.
If you’re not sure if you can afford to pay for care, or if you already have insurance and don’t know if we accept it, contact us. We have staff on hand who will talk with you to figure out if you are eligible to receive health services free of charge. We respect your rights and will keep your application confidential. If you have questions, email us at email@example.com.
How Do I Pay for Health Care?
Our staff will work with you to figure out how you can get the health services you need. As a teenager, you may be eligible for FREE birth control, STI testing, and exams (link to the Free Birth Control, STI Testing, and Exams page in “For Patients). You do not need to get your parents’ permission or submit their income when applying for most public insurance or seeking financial assistance for family planning and reproductive health care.