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Teen Health

Being healthy is about more than not being sick.  Health means having a ‘medical home’ you know and trust, being able to access support when you need to talk with someone about your thoughts or feelings, and having access to housing, food, education, and fun!

Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health works to help all families in our community improve their health and well-being no matter what race, ethnicity, sex or gender identity, or socio-economic status.  All residents are welcome and safe to use family services regardless of immigration status.

Health Care

nurse and patient To find confidential medical care, birth control, pregnancy support, or sexually transmitted infection treatment:

For information about your health care rights:

Behavioral Health

mother talking with unhappy teenage daughter When thoughts and feelings are troubling, it can help to have someone to talk with who won’t judge.

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Call 988 anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to a real person and get real help.

Mental Health is as important to well-being as physical health, you can find support resources here: 

Crisis doesn’t just mean thinking about ending your own life, it’s any painful emotion and anytime you need support.

Dental

polishing teeth Visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your teeth healthy!

Nutrition

students having lunch in school cafeteria Food - the fuel for your body!

Substance Use

teenager looking confident Find your best self. Learn about substance use disorder and get help with recovery.

Relationship Health and Resources

Multi ethnic teens friends taking selfie picture outdoors You have a right to safety and respect in all of your relationships.

Internet Access and Safety

Group of high school students studying together in the library You can access wireless internet connection at the library for free. Use your own device, or use a library computer for free at any of the Regional Libraries.

School

Teenage schoolkids smiling to camera in school corridor Sonoma County Library offers what you need to help you succeed in school.

Housing

Young friends hanging out together at home Home is where the heart is. Get support if you are homeless or not safe at home.

Employment

Young waitress holding serving tray From building a resume to interviewing,

Activities, Clubs and Community Service

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  • Check out the SoCo Youth Hub for links to Chop's Teen club, the Sonoma County Library, and LandPaths for fun and adventure.

Looking for more Resources?

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  • Youth Scoop is a website designed by and for Sonoma County Youth to help young persons navigate their options and eligibility in the areas of Education, Employment, Transportation, Supportive Services, Housing, and Health and Wellness.

Sonoma County Teen Health Advocacy CoalitionThe Teen Health Advocacy Coalition (THAC) is a collaborative organization that works together to improve the well-being of Sonoma County youth through sharing information and disseminating best practices on adolescent health. 

THAC logo We are committed to creating a coordinated and integrated system that promotes and protects the health of local teens.  Members represent a variety of agencies that serve adolescents including community-based and governmental organizations. Our meeting is held on the third Tuesday of the month from 8:30-10am. For more information, to request For Teen Eyes Only pamphlets or to be added to our email list and meeting invitation contact: thacdocs@gmail.com.