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You decide what happens next

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You don’t have to be surprised  

We’ll walk you through what to expect at appointments.

You’ll get all the information

We’ll have a no-pressure conversation with you. You’ll get everything you need to make an informed choice.

What services can I get?

  • All forms of birth control.
  • Pregnancy tests.
  • Annual exams for women, as recommended by age.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screenings and treatment.
  • Sexual health immunizations.
  • Reproductive health education and counseling.

 

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What do I need to know first?

How do I make an appointment?

Do you accept walk-ins? 

  • It is best to schedule an appointment.
  • To set up an appointment, call the Clinic at 970-248-6900.

What do I do when I arrive? 

  • First, check in with the front desk staff.
  • You’ll fill out some paperwork.
  • Bring your ID.
  • If you want to use insurance, bring your insurance card.

 Call to make a confidential appointment 

Do I have to remove my clothing during my visit? 

  • You can stay dressed for most appointments.
  • If you have symptoms of an infection or receive an IUD, you may need to put on a gown for the personal exam.
  • The provider will leave the room while you put on the gown.

What does a confidential appointment mean? 

  • Your conversation and any procedures are between you and your provider.
  • You can chose to include family members or not.
  • Your provider will help you talk to your family if you’re ready.

 


 

What happens next?

If I don’t have insurance, how will I pay for my care? 

  • Insurance is not required to receive services.
  • Pregnancy tests and STI screenings are free or low-cost.
  • Birth control costs are on a sliding scale based on income.
  • If you use insurance, we’ll bill your insurance company.

Will I have to come back for a follow-up appointment? 

  • Most of the time, follow-up appointments aren’t necessary.
  • Your provider will let you know if you need a follow-up appointment.

 


 

Are you a parent of a teen?

  • We appreciate how you support your teens. They may want you to be with them during their exam.
  • Teens may also request time alone with their provider to review personal information.
  • Our visits are confidential. We cannot share confidential information about teens unless they ask that we do.
  • It’s important that you continue talking to your teen about their sexual development. To learn how to have these conversations, go to the American Sexual Health Association’s Parent Site.
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Step into the Public Health Clinic

Healthy Teens

Community Services Building (Public Health)

510 29 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-12:00 pm