Healthy Teens Center
It is a mission of the Health Department to help adolescents grow into responsible and healthy adults. Partnering with parents and the community, the Healthy Teens Center is a place where adolescents can come to learn about healthy behaviors and responsible decision making that will help them to delay sexual involvement and manage their own lives more effectively. Healthy Teens Center staff also encourage parents and community leaders to join them in addressing current issues that affect adolescents.
Services provided at the Center include:
|| pregnancy testing|
||treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) |
To learn more, call 301-324-5141 (TTY/STS Dial 711 for Maryland Relay).
Pregnancy Prevention and Birth Control
Adolescence can be a very exciting as well as confusing time for a young person, especially if they are sexually active or are thinking about it. For those who do not want to have a baby right now, there are a number of safe and easy ways to prevent pregnancy.
The Healthy Teens and Young Adults Program provides pregnancy prevention and birth control services to all young women between the ages of 10 and 21, regardless of their ability to pay. These services are available at the Healthy Teens Center, where our staff will explain the various types of birth control methods available, and help you choose the best personal birth control method. The Healthy Teens Center also provides pregnancy tests, Pap smears, and tests for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS tests.
Women under the age of 18 may receive pregnancy prevention/birth control services without parental consent.
For more information, call the Healthy Teens Center at 301-324-5141.