Teen Pregnancy Prevention Teen Resources
- Healthcare Rights of Youth in Illinois
According to Illinois law, teens ages 12 and older can access sexual health services without parental consent. This includes testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, as well as access to contraceptives (birth control). For more information on healthcare rights of youth in Illinois, see the flyer below, created by the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH).
For more information on ICAH and the programs they offer, visit their website athttps://www.icah.org/#overview.
- Free condoms
The Will County Health Department has free condoms available at our North Branch office in Bolingbrook. See the flyer for location and hours.
- Teen Clinic – Will County Community Health Center North
The Will County Community Health Center is now offering family planning services to teens (ages 12-21) in Bolingbrook! These services include STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, birth control, emergency contraceptives, and condoms. The services are confidential and low-cost for teens. See the flyer for location and hours.
- Teen Resource Guide
The Will County Health Department, in conjunction with the Valley View School District, coordinates a Teen Pregnancy Prevention program in Bolingbrook, due to the community’s higher than average rate of teen pregnancies. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program seeks to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among teens in Bolingbrook.
In an effort to educate and engage the community, Will County Health Department community health educators have compiled a list of resources on their website for teens, parents, and community members. Teen resources include: information on where to access teen-friendly health services, including contraceptives and condoms, in the Bolingbrook area and information on healthcare rights of youth in Illinois.
If you are a teen seeking these services, check out the teen resource guide below.
Teen Resource Guide (1st edition): WCHD_TPP_Resource_Guide
Teen Resource Guide (2nd edition): WCHD_TPP Resource Guide. 2nd edition FINALL