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Planned Parenthood of New York City is here to help you!

All teens are welcome at our health centers, no matter how old you are, your ability to pay, or your immigration status.  You can book an appointment online for most services.  Find a health center in the "Book an Appointment" box at the top or bottom of this page and then book your appointment online.  If a service is not available online, call us at 212-965-7000.

We offer sexual and reproductive health check-ups for people of all genders. We can get you started on hormonal birth control methods (pills, shot, patch, and ring) without needing to have an exam first. We also encourage you to use condoms to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. You can be tested for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections at any of our centers.

PPNYC respects your right to confidentiality.  New York State law allows teens to consent to confidential family planning services and reproductive health care, including abortion.  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 (also known as the "morning-after pill" although you can take it up to 5 days after unprotected sex)
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) counseling, testing, and treatment
  • HIV/AIDS counseling and testing
  • Abortion (medication and surgical)

After your visit, your parents will not be told about the care you received if you don't want to tell them.

If you’re not sure how you can afford to pay for care, or if you already have insurance and don’t know if we accept it, you should still come to PPNYC. We have entitlement counselors who will talk with you to figure out how you can get the health services you seek. 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.  And we will keep your application confidential.