At One Community Health, we understand that teenagers have specific and unique health needs. That’s why we offer teen health specialists with the training and expertise to help adolescents and young adults with their unique physical, behavioral and emotional health needs—from physical exams and immunizations to reproductive and mental health care.
When you visit one of our health centers, we want you to feel comfortable and to be a partner in your care.
Our team of medical specialists—including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, psychiatrists, behavioral health therapists, substance abuse counselors, clinical pharmacists, and nutritionists—want to help you make life choices that will lead to your improved health. We offer a full range of services to meet all your healthcare needs.
Teen Health in Sacramento
If you are looking for a teen clinic in Sacramento that will respect your individuality and listen to what is important to you, give us a call. It is our mission to provide you with compassionate, quality health care regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, orientation, or ability to pay. Here are some of the areas of adolescent health that we may focus on in your appointment:
Your sexual health is an important part of your overall health. We offer a safe space for you to ask any questions you may have regarding safe sex practices and your overall sexual wellbeing. Here are some of the areas we specialize in when it comes to teen sexual health:
- LGBTQIA care
- Birth Control
- Emergency Contraception (Plan B/Morning After Pill)
- Pregnancy testing
- STD testing and education
- STD prevention services. This includes the HPV vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine and PrEP for HIV prevention.
If you are struggling with smoking, vaping, alcohol, or other drug use, please let us know. We understand what you’re going through. We won’t judge you. Instead, we will welcome you and offer you support. It’s what we do.
Nutrition and Exercise
Obesity is common in teens between the ages of 12 and 19. Small changes in your eating and physical activity may help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, which is important for healthy growth and development. As you get older, you start to make more decisions about your own health and body. We can help you make healthy choices when it comes to eating and getting enough exercise. Decisions you make now can help you become a healthier adult.
Just as it’s important to take care of your body, it’s also important to pay attention to your mental health. Being a teenager comes with unique stressors that can make life hard. Here are some of the issues you might be facing that we can help you with:
- Mental illness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Low self-esteem
Most teens need between 9 and 9 ½ hours of sleep every night. Many get an average of only 7 hours. Studies show that the amount of sleep you get has a strong correlation with your ability to concentrate and do well at school. Please let us know in your appointment if you’re having trouble getting adequate sleep.
At One Community Health, one of our priorities is to provide affirming, comprehensive healthcare for our teen transgender patients. We are committed to making your healthcare experience as welcoming and positive as possible. We will listen to your specific needs while removing any and all barriers to your care. Your wellbeing is the top priority of every member of our experienced team and we will always treat you with dignity and respect.
Common Questions about Teen Health
Can I get tested for STDs?
Yes! One Community Health offers comprehensive and compassionate STD testing services and education to help you reduce your and your partners’ risk. If you are sexually active it’s important to get tested because some STDs may not present with obvious symptoms.
Can I get birth control?
Yes. Under California law, minors can access reproductive health care and obtain birth control and emergency contraception.
Is it confidential?
In the state of California, as a minor, you have the right to access STD testing and services, reproductive care, and birth control without parental consent. See a complete list of services you can access without getting your parents involved here.
Do I have to have insurance?
No. It is our mission to provide high-quality, compassionate adolescent health care in Sacramento regardless of your ability to pay.