Accessing Birth Control
Accessing birth control as a minor
At a clinic
As a minor in California, one can access birth control without parent permission at a Planned Parenthood or clinics like it.
One can pay with insurance, but there may be a statement in the mail that details the services accessed (like birth control).
To avoid the insurance statement, one can pay out of pocket. Some clinics, like Planned Parenthood, have programs that help cover the cost of birth control.
At a doctor's office
Make an appointment with a gynocologist (at Huntington Hospital, or a nearby office) or your general doctor.
Doctor-patient confidentiality prevents the doctor from talking to your parents about the doctor's visit, so you can have complete privacy!
Again, this visit (or the prescriptions for birth control) can show up on your parent/guardian's insurance statement, so the best course of action would be paying out of pocket.
at a convinience store
Most local convinience or drug stores sell basic birth control options like condoms, dental dams, or Plan B. You can access these methods with out-of-pocket money, and can be purchased at any age (like the rest).
Clinics in the san gabriel valley*
CVS Pharmacy: 2120 W Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801
Planned Parenthood -- Alhambra Center: 330 S Garfield Ave 3rd Floor, Suite 300, Alhambra, CA 91801
FPA Women's Health: 601 S Westmoreland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005
Her Smart Choice: 2226 E Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Gustavis-Perso Cheirel E: 12034 CA-2, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Planned Parenthood -- Highland Park Health Center: 5903 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042
FPA Women's Health: 501 S Vincent Ave #205, West Covina, CA 91790
FPA Women's Health: 8635 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90242
Planned Parenthood - Van Nuys Health Center: 7100 Van Nuys Blvd #108, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Planned Parenthood - Dorothy Hecht Health Center: 8520 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003
FPA Women's Health: 10200 Sepulveda Blvd #200, Mission Hills, CA 91345
Planned Parenthood - Canoga Park Health Center: 21001 Sherman Way #9, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Planned Parenthood - Pasadena Health Center: 1045 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104
Planned Parenthood - Glendora Health Center: 130 W Rte 66 Suite 100, Glendora, CA 91740
Women's First Choice: 51 Fifth Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006
FPA Women's Health: 2777 Long Beach Blvd #200, Long Beach, CA 90806
Planned Parenthood - Santa Monica Health Center: 1316 3rd Street Promenade #201, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Planned Parenthood - Pomona Health Center: 1550 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767
Her Smart Choice: 7024 Seville Ave Suite A, Huntington Park, CA 90255
FPA Women's Health: 1996 Indian Hill Blvd, Pomona, CA 91767
FPA Women's Health: 1901 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
*This is not a comprehensive list of birth control clinics.