Teen Matters

Teen Matters provides confidential health services for young people aged 11 to 19 in a teen-friendly environment.

Services Offered

  • Birth Control
  • Condoms
  • Advice about Dating, Relationships & Risks
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Testing and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Abstinence Education
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Health Education
  • HIV/AIDS Testing
  • Immunizations (including the cervical cancer/HPV prevention shot)
  • Nutrition & Exercise Advice

Who Uses Teen Matters Services?

Some young people come in to support friends who use our services, some come to learn ways they can stay abstinent, others come just to talk or ask advice, and some teens drop in to play the Wii in the waiting room.

Of course, many who visit Teen Matters come to protect their health and plan for their future by getting exams and testing, immunizations, condoms and birth control.

You don’t have to be sexually active to use our services, and you shouldn’t assume that someone is sexually active just because you’ve seen them at Teen Matters.  It’s a good idea to visit the clinic before you start having sex so you can talk about expectations, risks and options with one of our health educators.  We’re here for you and you can ask us anything.  Remember, whatever you say will remain confidential.

Defining Confidential Services

All Teen Matters services are confidential. But what exactly does “confidential” mean?

Many young people are afraid we will tell others that they have visited Teen Matters or used our services.  Don’t worry! It’s against state and federal laws for us to tell others of your visit or services without your express written permission.

Below are links to the Teen Matters clinics in the Northeast Health District:

Last Updated on January 9, 2023

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