You can get testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases at a clinic especially for teens.
At many of these clinics, you can also get:
- Birth control
- Emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill
You can get sexual health services at a clinic without your parents' permission or knowledge. Services are confidential, free or very low-cost, and open to all. You will be helped regardless of your immigration status.
On January 1, 2015, City health clinics adopted new health insurance and billing practices in order to comply with State law and Medicaid rules. If you are 19 or older, sexual health clinic staff will ask for your health insurance information or a sliding scale fee based on your income and family size. If you do not have health insurance or cannot pay the fee, you can still get services. Your visit remains confidential.