Teenagers have the right to affordable, confidential. sexual and reproductive health care. We understand that teenagers have unique health needs. SHS providers committed to teen health now host a weekly Teen Clinic for teenagers between 14 to 19. All services at the Teen Clinic are free or low-cost. On-site behavioral health clinicians will be available if you need someone to talk to. If needed, they will help you find someone you can talk to on a regular basis. Walk-ins and your feedback are welcome.
As a teenager it is important for your to start managing your own health. Taking care of yourself now means you can avoid later problems including heart disease, cancer and difficulty having children. Whether your current health concerns are about acne or avoiding pregnancy, our friendly and caring healthcare team will work with you to help you make wise health decisions that can keep you healthy for the rest of your life.
TEEN CLINIC LOCATION(S) & HOURS
Spectrum Community Health Center (SCHC)
5201 Haverford Avenue,
TEL: (215) 471-2761
FAX: (215) 472-6092
Thursdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm
PAYMENT & INSURANCE
Teen Clinic accepts all insurance! All teenagers under 19, can use private insurance, CHIP or Medicaid. We have enrollment specialist on site to help you in the enrolling process. Teens who choose not to enroll in insurance or who choose not to use their insurance can still use the sliding scale!
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Nervous? Here are some things you can expect.
Checklist for your check-up:
- Drink water before your visit in case we need a urine sample.
- If you can, try to gather some medical history of your family. This will help to better understand your health and your body.
- It can help to bring a friend. Friends who you know and trust can support you during your visit.
Highlights from a typical visit:
- Just like for any appointment, you’ll fill out paperwork.
- You’ll have to give a urine sample so be sure to drink water ahead of time.
- In the privacy of an exam room, you’ll be asked about your medical history and have a chance to ask questions.
- A trained nurse practitioner (NP) will give you a physical exam if you request one or need one.
- You’ll talk with the NP about your concerns and any testing or medication you need or want.
- At the end of the appointment, you’ll review any health plans you discussed during your visit and schedule any follow up appointments you may need.