Teen Resources

Group Health Resources

We offer many resources for teens aged 11 to 18. Call Customer Service if you have questions about coverage.

The Adolescent Center
Addresses specific problems including mental health, attention deficit disorder, chronic illnesses, sexuality, birth control, and eating disorders.

Services for Teen Parents
The Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Clinic at our Capitol Hill campus in Seattle is a family practice clinic offering prenatal care, labor and delivery management, postpartum care, and well-child care up to age 1. Also offers free pregnancy testing and contraception advice.

Behavioral Health Services
Offers help for mental health and chemical dependency.

Quit for LifeŽ Program
A highly acclaimed tobacco-cessation program recommended by Group Health.

Community Resources

These resources are provided for your convenience and do not imply a Group Health endorsement.

TeensHealth
Offers information on health and social issues, including nutrition, drugs, sexually transmitted disease, birth control, sports, homework, babysitting, volunteering, stress, and safety.
www.teenshealth.org

Healthfinder
The teen page on this site has links to many topics. These include health, sexuality, eating disorders, road safety, smoking and alcohol, suicide, and nutrition.
www.healthfinder.gov

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.
www.youngwomenshealth.org

iwannaknow
Focuses on teen sexual health, from the physical and emotional changes during puberty to information on sexually transmitted diseases.
www.iwannaknow.org

Info for Teens
Addresses birth control and other information from Planned Parenthood.
www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/

TeenHealthFX
Presents topics in a question and answer format. Submit a question and browse through previous postings.
www.TeenHealthFX.com

Hotlines for Teens

Crisis Clinic, TeenLink
Phone lines answered by professionally trained teens.
www.866teenlink.org
206-461-4922 or 1-866-833-6546, 6-10 p.m. every night

Washington State Teenline
theteenline.org/
206-722-4222 or 1-877-345-8336

Crisis Clinic of Seattle
www.crisisclinic.org
206-461-3222

National Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-442-4673

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-562-6025

Emergency Contraception Hotline
1-888-NOT-2-LATE

National STD and AIDS Hotline
1-800-227-8922

Washington State AIDS/HIV Hotline
1-800-272-2437

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
www.samhsa.gov/treatment
1-800-662-4357

National Runaway Switchboard
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
www.1800runaway.org
1-800-621-4000 (voice) or 1-800-621-0394 (TDD)


Clinical review by Jeff Lindenbaum, MD
Group Health
Reviewed 05/15/2013

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