Make an appointment with your general doctor or gynecologist . Or you can go to your local Planned Parenthood (or student health center if your school has one). … Thanks to doctor–patient confidentiality, your doc can’t talk to your parents about these topics without your permission.
Will my parents know if I go to Planned Parenthood?
Will my parents need to know I visited Planned Parenthood? Our health centers provide confidential services, so your parents do not have to know that you came.
Can you just walk into Planned Parenthood?
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All of our services require an appointment. Walk-ins can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. In order to ensure you are seen in a timely manner, an appointment can be made over the phone or online.
What age can you go to Planned Parenthood alone?
Confidentiality means privacy. Even though you are under 18, your visit at Planned Parenthood and your test results are completely confidential and cannot be shared without your consent.
Can a 17 year old get birth control without parents knowing?
Yes. You do not need permission from a parent or guardian to get birth control. In fact, it is unethical and illegal for clinic workers or health care providers to tell your parents/guardians you were even at the clinic. The agreement to keep your visit private is called a confidentiality agreement.
Does Planned Parenthood give free abortions to minors?
Our reproductive health care services are affordable, confidential and judgment-free. Find your nearest Planned Parenthood and schedule your next appointment online—or call us at 1-800-230-PLAN. You have the right to decide to have an abortion if you are under 18.
Does Planned Parenthood give free Plan B?
You may be able to get the morning-after pill for free or low cost from a Planned Parenthood health center or your local health department. Call your nearest Planned Parenthood to see if they can hook you up with emergency contraception that fits your budget.
Are Planned Parenthood STD tests free?
Some Planned Parenthood health centers can provide STD testing for free, and can help you get health care that you can afford. And many Planned Parenthood health centers provide services on a sliding scale. This means that you may get free or low-cost STD testing, depending on your income.
How much is a Planned Parenthood appointment without insurance?
If you need an exam, it can cost about $35–$250 (but it may be free if you have health insurance). Planned Parenthood works to make health care accessible and affordable.
Will my parents know if I get an abortion?
But some states say you have to get permission from a parent or older family member to have an abortion. Other states don’t make you get permission, but your parents will have to know that you’re getting an abortion. You may be able to get a judge’s permission to have an abortion without telling your parents.
Can I get abortion pills without my parents knowing?
It depends on where you live. Your state may require one or both of your parents to give permission for your abortion or be told of your decision prior to the abortion. However, in most states you can ask a judge to excuse you from these requirements.
Can a 16 year old go to Planned Parenthood alone?
You don’t need to be accompanied by an adult to visit a Planned Parenthood health center. You can just go by yourself. Find your nearest health center and make an appointment.
What should I bring to Planned Parenthood?
What to bring:
- Bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, and policyholder information.
- If you get your insurance through someone else (like a parent), bring their full name and date of birth.
- If you have an additional card you need to bring with you to the pharmacy to get medications (PBM card), bring it to the visit.
Can my boyfriend get me birth control?
Can my boyfriend, or someone else besides myself get me a prescription for the birth control? Prescription birth control is available by prescription only, so that means you have to personally go to a health care provider to get it — no one else can get it for you.
Can I get birth control without a doctor?
Where can I get birth control pills? You need a prescription for birth control pills. You can get a prescription from a doctor or nurse at a doctor’s office, health clinic, or your local Planned Parenthood health center. In a few states, you can even get a prescription online or directly from a pharmacist.
Can you get the pill under 16 without parents?
If you are under 16, a doctor is allowed to tell your parents about your visit. But if you are between 14 and 16, the doctor cannot tell your parents about the visit if you ask them not to. It is legal to prescribe the pill to most young women, without their parents’ consent.