Health Resources for Teens
Complied by Sonoma County Teen Health Advocacy Committee (THAC); updated June 2011.
- Most services are free or low-cost.
- School counselors, clergy and health practitioners may be able to provide additional resources and support.
- To access Kaiser services, you must be a member.
24 Hour Hotlines/Emergency
Emergency Shelters/Drop-in and Teen Centers
To Report Child Abuse or Neglect
Mental health services are also available at many health centers.
Alcohol, Drug & Tobacco Counseling
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual & Transgender Youth Support Groups
Counseling for Issues with Food and Body
Confidential Medical Services for Sexuality
Text "HOOKUP" to 61827 to get started; then CLINIC + ur zip code to find a clinic near u:
- Birth control including condoms and emergency contraception
- Pregnancy testing and counseling
- STD testing including HIV
Parents don't have to be notified. Anything you say about sex, drugs, and feelings is confidential unless you tell us:
- You are being abused
- You are going to hurt yourself or someone else
T=Teens only; G=Guys clinic; D=Drop-in services; A=Abortion services provided
Emergency contraception (EC) is known as the morning-after pill. There are different brands available: Plan B, Next Choice and Ella. It can prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Be prepared, request EC from your clinic along with your regular birth control method.
EC is available at most clinics and some pharmacies.
EC is FREE for those with a prescription and an up-to-date Family PACT or Medi-Cal card. Women and men 17 years and older can obtain EC without a prescription. Cost will vary.
Support for Pregnant Teens and Teen Parents
Free Adoption Information & Services
Safely Surrendered Baby A parent who is unable or unwilling to care for their new baby can legally, confidentially, and safely give up their child within 3 days of birth. No name or other information must be given. The baby should be brought to a hospital emergency room. Toll-free telephone hotline number 1-877BABYSAF (1-877-222-9723)
Disclaimer: The Sonoma County Department of Health Services makes no assumption of quality and makes no warranties regarding providers appearing in this resource guide. This resource guide simply a public listing provided for consumer convenience, and is not a recommendation or endorsement by the Department.
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
Contact us by Phone
Our toll-free line provides information and referrals for community resources to help families obtain access to care.
We also provide health and safety consultation for childcare providers and for reproductive healthcare providers.
Contact information for all of our MCAH public health nurses and social workers.
MCAH Program and Staff Directory (PDF: 2 Mb)