“i had sex last weekend with 2 guys but it was a mistake and i feel weeird i think i might have and std..theres burning and itching alot of itching?..and i dont think there is anything else but should i get a check up with out my parents knowing?…how much is it to get a checkup??”
A: “I strongly urge you to contact Family Planning at 440-992-5953 and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Any kind of burning or itching in the genital area is not normal. The sooner you get treatment the better. All of our services are confidential which means unless we have your written permission, we can not tell anybody you were here, why you were here, etc. Also, our services are based on a sliding fee scale or according to your income.”
“I recently had a baby with my finance. We’re both underage. I have insurance under my dad nut my parents are against me getting birth control. Id like to secretly get it from family planning but im uncomfortable having anyone examine my body other than my doctor. My doctor saw me last month for my post partum check up & prescribed me the pill. Would I need to still have an exam.”
A: At Family Planning, a person does not need to have parental consent to get on birth control. However, all new patients must have an exam to get on birth control.
“Can you help set up a birth control appointment? My girlfriend is only 16 and I’m 18 is that ok? Because her parents or mine can not know we are sexually active.”
A: “Unfortunately we can not make appointments through “Ask the Eductor.” If your girlfriend needs an appointment for birth control she can call either or Ashtabula or Lake county office to schedule one. All services provided at Family Planning are confidential however, we do encourage you and your girlfriend to share your decision with your parents but we also understand that isn’t always possible.”
“Can I get birth control for free without my parents knowing? I am 15.”
A: At Family Planning, we do provide confidential services. The cost of birth control will be based off of a sliding fee scale, which is based off of a persons income.
“My neice is 15 and is about 4 months pregnant and I am the only one that knows about the pregnancy right now, she has not seen a doctor yet and I want to bring her in but I need to know about her being a minor. Can I bring her in with out parental permission? We have talked and she knows she needs to talk to her grandmother about what is going on but she needs to see a doctor to make sure she and baby are alright. She also needs to speak with someone about her options.”
A: “Your niece may want to contact the Family Planning Association to schedule an appointment to speak with our counselor to discuss her options. We do encourage teens to share their decision to come to the Family Planning Association with their parent or guardian however, we also understand that is not always an option. Family Planning provides confidential reproductive health care services to all clients including teens.”
“Can i take my brothers girlfriend to the family planning doctor if her dad gives the ok?( i am 19) she is uncomfortable with him going .there is a chance of her being pregnet, and we were trying to get her checked out and have a normal check up since she hasent been to the doctors before??”
A: Yes anyone the age of 13 and up can come to Family Planning. Permission from parents is not needed. You can call and make an appointment or we do have certain times available for walk-ins.
“Hello, I’m curious about eligibility and HIPPA. I’m working part time, going to school and am on my parents’ insurance. Could I be examined and buy birth control without using the insurance or having my parents find out? I have read about the sliding scale payments but want to make sure I am eligible and I want to make sure nothing turns up on the insurance statement.”
A: Family Planning provides confidentiality. A patient does not need parental consent to get on birth control. Our fees are based off of a sliding fee scale. This varies depending on a persons income. A patient can request not to have the cost submitted to their insurance.