PHC offers many services targeted specifically towards teens. These include but are not limited to Sports Physicals, STD (Sexually transmitted Disease) screening and contraceptive options.
Young women may choose to start hormonal contraception for a variety of reasons, including painful, irregular, or heavy periods, or for birth control. In addition to preventing pregnancy, these methods may help to make cramps less painful, bleeding lighter and shorter, and some may make cycles more predictable.
Conversations with teens who are considering sexual activity should always include a discussion of the option of abstinence. PHC providers hope that all teens talk with their parents about the values and expectations in the family, and consider delaying starting sex as long as possible. However – since statistically 42% of teens will start having sex before the end of high school, I feel strongly that they are informed on ways to protect themselves. PHC offers multiple contraception management options including oral and quarterly injections (every 3 months)
Here are some other websites with great information, and as always, please talk to your doctor if you have questions about these options.
Pregnancy tests are done at PHC
Our onsite lab collects samples for STDs. Most are sent out but it saves extra trip to an outside lab.