Thinking About Birth Control?
District Health Department #10 is here to help you learn about birth control. Teens who are interested in finding a birth control method that works for them will meet with a nurse first; this is called an education session. You will then meet with a clinician who will prescribe the type of birth control that meets your needs. A teen is not required to have an annual exam before getting birth control but if you have any concerns about your physical health, be sure to ask the nurse.
When it comes to birth control, you have choices. At DHD#10, we offer standard birth control and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). Ask your clinician which one is right for you.
- Oral Pills
- Nuva Ring
- Condoms- male and female (Condoms are free at the front desk, just ask – or order free condoms here and we’ll mail them to you!)
- Emergency Contraception
LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTION (LARC)
- Depo Shot
- Nexplanon (arm implant)
Here’s a little more information on LARCs:
To learn more about each of these types of birth control visit: beforeplay.org
Birth control is available to both males and females of all ages and genders. Getting birth control at DHD#10 is confidential. A teen does not need parent present to get birth control, but we encourage talking to a parent/guardian/trusted adult about birth control. Services at DHD#10 are LGBTQ friendly.
Covering the cost of getting birth control at DHD#10 is based on your income or what we call a sliding scale fee. You will pay what you can afford or make a donation. DHD#10 can bill insurance if you have it.
Call 888-217-3904 and selection option #2 to make an appointment at your local DHD#10 office.