WHAT IS TEEN MATTERS?
Teen Matters is a public health clinic that provides confidential health services for young people up to 19 years old in a teen-friendly environment. We have five clinics located in four counties (two in Athens, one in Danielsville, Commerce and Elberton), plus a related teen clinic called ACES in Monroe.
Our services include several birth control options (implant, IUDs, Depo-Provera shot, pills), Plan B emergency contraception, condoms, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI), 1-minute HIV testing, pregnancy tests and immunizations (including the HPV vaccine for girls and boys). Plus, you can get relationship advice, nutrition and exercise information, help with decision-making and sex education. And the best part is, it’s all for FREE!
WHO USES TEEN MATTERS?
Young people choose to visit Teen Matters for a variety of reasons: supporting a friend, picking up condoms, choosing birth control, getting tested for STIs/STDs, or even just gathering information and asking questions. Those who visit Teen Matters care about their health, and we celebrate any and every young person who visits us.
You don’t have to be sexually active to be seen at Teen Matters and you shouldn’t assume that someone is having sex just because you’ve seen them go to Teen Matters. In fact, it’s a good idea to visit us before you become sexually active so you can talk with our Health Educators. Health Educators will give you the tools and information you need to make the decisions about your body and sexual health that you feel is right for you.
Although we welcome and encourage parental involvement, we know that not everyone feels safe or comfortable talking to their parents or guardians about their sexual health. Because of this, we will always respect your patient privacy.
Teen Matters welcomes all young people and does not discriminate based on religion, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
We hope to see you soon!