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The Onslow County Health Department offers discrete services to minors/teens/young adults under the age of 18 for family planning, pregnancy, STI's, and drug and alcohol issues. The health department's goal is to help you make the best decision to protect yourself and your health. We encourage you to include your parents in your decisions, but the Minor Consent Law does not require us to receive parental consent.
Family Planning The Health Department will help you to "plan" your family when you are ready and prevent one when you are not. Our compassionate and understanding staff will perform a physical exam to access your overall physical and sexual health.
Yearly Exam & Birth Control
The Health Department will help you to "plan" your family when you are ready and prevent one when you are not. Our compassionate and understanding staff will perform a physical exam to access your overall physical and sexual health.
We also provide education on available birth control options and information on how to effectively use birth control to prevent unplanned pregnancies and the transmission of sexually transmitted illnesses. Types of birth control we offer include:
HPV vaccine (Gardasil®) is a series of three, properly spacedlileta immunizations that protect females from cervical cancer and males from throat cancer.
Hepatitis A/B vaccine (Twinrix®) prevents the spread of Hepatitis A and B.
We encourage you to include your parents in your decisions and care. However, under the Minor Consent Law, parental consent is not required for Family Planning services. Your confidentiality is protected under this law. The North Carolina Consent Law document provides more information about your rights.
Fees for minors who receive confidential family planning services are based on a sliding fee scale on the teen's income only and may result in no out-of-pocket expense.
No one is denied services based on income or health insurance status. Birth control at low or no out-of-pocket expense.
Book an Appointment
Although we encourage minors to discuss health issues with their parents, adolescents may come to the Health Department unaccompanied by a parent. The Minor Consent Law (PDF) provides information on minor rights in North Carolina.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Health Department at 910-347-2154.