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 (Gardisal®) is a series of three, properly-spaced immunizations that protects 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.
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.