Family Planning & Pregnancy Testing
Language barriers to mainstream health care limit access to appropriate information for parents and teens around issues of pregnancy and family planning. For example, very few Latina teens receive accurate information about reproduction or services available to them. Living in poverty exacerbates stress, health risks, and unhealthy behaviors.
West Side Community Health Services provides low cost pregnancy tests, annual exams, birth control options, testing and treatment for STIs, counseling and more. We provide confidential service to patients of all ages. Our bilingual, bicultural providers are happy to serve your family planning needs.
A few statistics that make our work in this area critically important:
Healthy Start Program Information
Twin Cities Healthy Start is a federally funded program established by the federal government to decrease morbidity and mortality among infants in high risk populations.
Contact: Peg Shearen, Social Worker at (651) 793.2265 for more information.
Services available through the Healthy Start Program include: family planning and pregnancy testing, prenatal care, family support and mental health counseling, nutrition services, HIV/STD screening and care, lab and x-ray services and more.
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