Group Health Resources
These are some services available through Group Health. Call Customer Service if you have questions about your coverage.
The Adolescent Center
The Adolescent Center handles specific problems for teens 11 to 18, including mental health, attention deficit disorder, chronic illnesses, sexuality, birth control, and eating disorders.
Services for Teen Parents
Prenatal care, labor and delivery management, postpartum care, and well-child care up to age 2. This program also offers free pregnancy testing and contraception advice.
Behavioral Health Services
For mental health and chemical dependency.
Quit for LifeŽ Program
Tobacco cessation program that Group Health recommends.
These resources are provided for your convenience and do not imply a Group Health endorsement.
Offers information on health and social issues, including nutrition, drugs, sexually transmitted disease, birth control, sports, homework, baby sitting, volunteering, stress, and safety.
The teen page on this site has links to many topics, including health, sexuality, eating disorders, road safety, smoking and alcohol, suicide, and nutrition.
Center for Young Women's Health
Covers health issues for girls, including a nutrition center with articles about backpack snacks and why women need some fat in their diets.
Focuses on teen sexual health, from the physical and emotional changes during puberty to information on sexually transmitted diseases.
Covers health concerns and has a Salon section on appearance issues. Post a question for the experts to answer, and scroll through previous questions and answers. There's also a discussion board.
Info for Teens
Birth control and other information from Planned Parenthood.
Primarily geared to questions and answers. Submit a question and browse through previous postings.
Health Information for Kids and Teens
Food safety and nutrition information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
STRYVE is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to prevent youth violence.
Hotlines for Teens
Crisis Clinic, TeenLink
Answered by professionally trained teens.
206-461-4922 or 1-866-833-6546, 6-10 p.m. every night
Washington State Teenline
206-722-4222 or 1-877-345-8336
Crisis Clinic of Seattle
National Youth Crisis Hotline
Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline
Emergency Contraception Hotline
National STD and AIDS Hotline
Washington State AIDS/HIV Hotline
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
National Runaway Switchboard
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-800-621-4000 (voice) or 1-800-621-0394 (TDD)