In Texas, some minors (under the age of 18) are required to obtain consent (click to print consent form in English or Spanish) from a parent or guardian before receiving certain medical services at our health centers.
In Texas, we CAN provide the following to a minor without parental consent:
- Contraceptive foam or film
- Information about birth control
- Pregnancy tests
- Diagnosis and treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases
In Texas, we CANNOT provide the following to a minor without parental consent:
- Preventive Care Visit
- Pap Test
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Prescriptive Birth Control (pills, shot, implant, IUD)
In Texas, you DO NOT need to have your parent/guardian sign a consent if:
- You are on Medicaid.
- You are 16 or 17 and live apart from your parents and manage your own finances. You will be asked to sign a form stating that these are your living arrangements.
- You are emancipated.
- Your parent(s)/guardian cannot be contacted. This means that you do not know how to contact your parents/guardian (you don't know where they live or you are unable to contact them). This does not apply if you just don't want your parents/guardian to be contacted. If your parent or guardian cannot be contacted another adult grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother or sister may sign a consent form for you (print consent form in English or Spanish).
You may request services from a Title X funded clinic. Clinics in our service area that are Title X funded are: