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Services and Programs

The Adolescent Center offers a wide range of medical and confidential counseling services designed to keep patients healthy. Programs include:

Nutrition counseling 

You can meet with a dietician to discuss healthy eating habits, weight management, cholesterol, diabetes and anemia management. 

Family Planning Program

The Family Planning Program is designed to give patients the facts about sex and all the issues and concerns surrounding sex. Family planners are available to talk, answer questions, and help patients make the right decisions for themselves. Discussions include:

  • Effective contraception and pregnancy prevention
  • Responsible sexual behavior
  • Prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • HIV/AIDS risk assessment and risk reduction.
  • Healthy sexuality for young men and women
  • Confidential HIV counseling and testing
  • Screening, diagnosis, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections

Comprehensive Prenatal Education Classes

The Adolescent Center’s Teens & Tots Program offers a ten week prenatal education class free of charge in a friendly and welcoming environment. Each class focuses on different aspects of the newborn, targeted to the needs of teenage parents - both mothers and fathers. Subjects covered include:

  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Delivery and post-partum recovery
  • Newborn and toddler development
  • Breastfeeding
  • Contraception
  • School and work issues
  • Support and education for young fathers
  • Housing and benefits information

Classes are held weekly and food is provided. Family members and friends are welcome to attend.

Social Services

The Adolescent Center has several bilingual social workers on staff, ensuring someone is always present to assist patients with the following:

  • Housing issues
  • Benefit eligibility
  • Social, immigration, and family issues among others