Teen-Friendly Health Services

Thousands of teens come to UHPP for health care services each year. We're glad to see you and want to do everything we can to make sure you're comfortable and able to get the services you need.

Our professional staff will encourage you to ask questions and will do their best to give you all the information you need to make informed decisions about your health. We have health centers in Albany, Troy, and Hudson. For their addresses, hours, and services, please click here

Services By Appointment
Most patients who come to UHPP for services call first to make an appointment. Be sure when you call to let us know if you have an urgent problem, so we can try to schedule you as soon as possible. Click here to request an appointment online, or call 518.434.5678.

Walk-In Services (Teen Clinic)
Our Albany health center offers a special walk-in clinic, just for teens, from 2:30-6pm on Thursday afternoons (arrive before 5 to be seen in Albany). In Troy, teen clinic is Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm. Patients who come to this clinics are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you need medical services be sure to come early. While you're waiting to be seen, the teen clinics offer special teen-friendly waiting rooms with snacks, comfortable chairs and couches and lots of information. The waiting rooms are staffed by our S.T.A.R.S. high school peer educators, who will be glad to answer any questions you have while you are waiting to be seen by our medical staff. In fact, you can just come to Teen Clinic to talk or use the resources—you don't have to come only for medical services. OR you can bring a friend. Please bring your school ID and proof of where you live with you to Teen Clinic.

How Do I Pay For Services?
Most teens are eligible for coverage under the Family Planning Benefit Program, free insurance that covers all birth control methods, annual exams and pap smears, and even testing and treatment services as part of a birth control visit. If eligible, you can sign up and start using your coverage on the same day. Click here to find out how.

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood (UHPP) accepts a wide range of health insurances. For those who don't have health insurance or can't enroll (with our help), we offer family planning services on a sliding scale, based on income. In these cases, UHPP accepts cash, or credit card for payment of services. Most young patients qualify for financial assistance. Our staff is ready to provide you with information about these programs and to help you with the enrollment process. Click here to visit our Teen Patient Frequently Asked Questions for more information on insurance, enrollment, privacy and payment.

We Protect Your Privacy
Under New York State law, minors can give informed consent and receive confidential services without parental notification or consent.

UHPP encourages minors to include a parent or another responsible adult in decision making regarding their sexual health and choices surrounding unintended pregnancies. Please inform staff if you are concerned about confidentiality, so we can make necessary arrangements to notify you of test results or billing information.

No Insurance? UHPP can help

UHPP signs many patients up for the Family Planning Benefit Program to cover birth control and more.

Emergency Contraception (EC)

EC (aka "the morning after pill") is available at UHPP.

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