SDFC Teen Clinics are here to offer you confidential information, resources and answers to all your questions about health, sex, STDs and birth control! Whether you want to know more about your birth control options, are ready to start a method, or need a refill on your birth control, SDFC Teen clinics are here to help!
SDFC teen clinics have private entrances, waiting areas, and staff dedicated to serving you!
You can find out more about our confidential family planning services by calling and making an appointment or walking into one of our teen clinic locations.
Teen Clinic and Family Planning Appointments:
The teen clinics are open for all teens under 20, and you are encouraged to make an appointment to come in. However, we also understand that as teens, your schedule can change and you are welcome to come to our walk-in clinic, which is on a first-come-first-serve basis. There are times when the teen clinic can be busy, so if you walk in, be aware that you may have to wait.
Teen Clinic Hours vary at each health center site, so double-check our opening times and address!
Information for Parents:
FAQs about getting family planning care and your sexual health:
How does it work? Emergency Contraception is similar to oral contraceptive pill, patches, and the vaginal ring. The hormones in the morning-after pill work by preventing ovulation and thickening the mucous around your cervix. It is more effective the sooner you use it after sex (up to 98%).
When can I take it? It is advised to take Emergency Contraception as soon as possible after having unprotected sex. It is most effective if you take it within 72 hours of having sex, but it can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after having sex.
Where Can I get it? Plan B is now available over the counter at most pharmacies (prices may vary) for anyone 15 years old and older, and for anyone under 15 years old with a prescription. Plan B and Ella are available at SDFC.
Many people with STD’s don’t have any symptoms, so if you or your partner have had unprotected sex, we recommend getting tested. You can get STDs from all kinds of sexual activity, but there are ways to prevent transmission. For some STD testing, you may need to see a provider.
STDs that we can test for include: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, Genital Warts (HPV), HIV, Trichamoniasis, and Genital Crabs.
If you are diagnosed with an STD, your partner will also need to be treated. Our counselors can help you tell your partner about your result, and help them get treated.
If you do not have insurance, or do not want to use the insurance you do have due to confidentiality issues, you may be eligible for family planning services under Family PACT.
When you present at the clinic for family planning services, our staff will ask you questions and provide you with the necessary registration paperwork to complete, if you qualify.