What should I ask the front desk and tell them when I go to planned parenthood? Ive never been there and am going by myself and its really embarresing
It’s normal to feel nervous about going to see a health care provider by yourself, but there’s no need to be embarrassed. The staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center are committed professionals, and they’ll do everything they can to make sure you get the care you need. First of all, it’s a good idea to call your local Planned Parenthood beforehand to make sure they offer the kind of care you’re looking for. You can also schedule an appointment, which can make the process easier.
Every Planned Parenthood is different, so we can’t tell you the exact experience you’ll have. When you arrive, all you’ll need to tell the person at the front desk is that you have an appointment. You won’t be talking with that person about your health concerns or your health care. Later, during your appointment, you’ll have the chance to talk confidently about why you’re there and what kind of care you need. It might feel a little embarrassing to talk about things like sex and birth control with a stranger, but it’s important to be honest about your health and your needs. Planned Parenthood staff members are caring, non-judgmental, and professional. If you’re feeling extremely nervous, you can tell them so!