What services does Mesa County Public Health Offer for teens?
- Birth Control & Emergency Birth Control
- Information on Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Healthy Living
- Pregnancy resources
- Parent Information
Will I need to get an exam?
Many birth control options DO NOT require an exam. If you are having a problem, a brief exam of the area might be necessary to make sure you are healthy. Some birth control options do require an exam. These exams are done by doctors, physician assistants and nurses with advanced training. You can ask to see a woman if you prefer.
Will this visit cost me money?
Many of our services are free for young people. If you have insurance, MCPH can bill your insurance. If you do not have insurance or do not want to use your insurance, the cost of the MCPH Clinic is based on how much money you make. Their staff can help you figure that out before you are seen.
Will my parents know about my visit to MCPH?
Your parents and friends will NOT know if you come to the MCPH Clinic. They want you to talk to your parents, but that will be your choice. The MCPH Clinic is completely confidential. However, if you tell them you are being hurt in any way, they must act. They care about your safety and are required by Colorado state law to report any abuse. Some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are reported to the Colorado State Health Department - but not your parents!
Can I talk to someone?
You can always call and ask to talk to a nurse or clinical health aide. These people are trained to answer your questions and help you decide if you need to come to the MCPH Clinic. Call them at 970-248-6900.