Will my parents need to know I visited Planned Parenthood? Our health centers provide confidential services, so your parents do not have to know that you came.
Will my parents know if I use their insurance for birth control?
Basically, your parents can get some basic information about any activity that happens using their insurance. Since birth control (other than condoms) requires a prescription or office visit, you won’t be able to go under the radar and use their insurance for the visit or to pick up the prescription.
Can a 16 year old go to Planned Parenthood alone?
You don’t need to be accompanied by an adult to visit a Planned Parenthood health center. You can just go by yourself. Find your nearest health center and make an appointment.
Can I use my health insurance without my parents knowing?
Even if you’re over 18, you need to call your insurance company and make sure that your explanation of benefits, or EOB, is getting sent to your personal address. … This applies to appointment with a therapist, psychiatrist, or health professional.
Can a 17 year old get birth control without parents knowing?
In most states, teens are allowed to get birth control without their parents’ permission at their nearest Planned Parenthood health center or from their regular doctor or nurse.
Will my parents know if I get an abortion?
Some states don’t have any laws about telling your parents or getting their permission. But some states say you have to get permission from a parent or older family member to have an abortion. Other states don’t make you get permission, but your parents will have to know that you’re getting an abortion.
Can I go to Planned Parenthood without my parents?
Yep, you can totally visit a doctor without your mother. At most Planned Parenthood health centers, you can see a doctor or nurse without your parents, and the same goes for lots of other OB/GYN offices. When you call to make an appointment, the best thing to do is ask about that particular doctor’s privacy policies.
Does Planned Parenthood give free Plan B?
You may be able to get the morning-after pill for free or low cost from a Planned Parenthood health center or your local health department. Call your nearest Planned Parenthood to see if they can hook you up with emergency contraception that fits your budget.
Will an STD test show up on insurance bill?
Does health insurance cover STD testing? Yes, most of the time. Testing for certain STDs — like HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea — is one of the preventive health benefits that most plans must cover under the ACA.
Can my parents see my medical records if I’m on their insurance?
A U.S. law limits who can see medical records. The law, known as HIPAA, protects patient information from prying eyes. You’re covered by HIPAA after you turn 18. At that point, you need to give written permission for people to see your medical records — even your parents.
Does an abortion show up on your insurance?
In California, most reproductive health services are covered by Medi-Cal or Family PACT, so there would be no cost to you. … We accept Medi-Cal and many private insurance plans for abortion services. If you’re covered by private insurance, you may use your insurance to help pay for the visit.
Can you get an abortion pill without parents knowing?
It depends on where you live. Your state may require one or both of your parents to give permission for your abortion or be told of your decision prior to the abortion. However, in most states you can ask a judge to excuse you from these requirements.
Can my boyfriend get me birth control?
Can my boyfriend, or someone else besides myself get me a prescription for the birth control? Prescription birth control is available by prescription only, so that means you have to personally go to a health care provider to get it — no one else can get it for you.
Can I buy birth control pills over the counter?
Most drugstores and grocery stores such as Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart offer OTC birth control in stores or online. If you’re looking for a particular brand and can’t find it in the store, try the store’s website where there’s often a larger selection. OTC birth control options are nonhormonal.
Can you get the pill under 16 without parents?
If you are under 16, a doctor is allowed to tell your parents about your visit. But if you are between 14 and 16, the doctor cannot tell your parents about the visit if you ask them not to. It is legal to prescribe the pill to most young women, without their parents’ consent.