Free, confidential health services and health education for teens.

TM Jackson (Jefferson)

Teen Matters – Jackson

260 Lee St
Jefferson, GA 30549

706-367-0712 (voice)

706-621-1245   —  NEW TEXT LINE!

Hours

Monday-Thursday:  1:30pm-7:00pm
Closed Friday

Staff

Heidi Simmons, MPH – Health Educator
Stephanie Mason, RN – Nurse

 

16 Comments

  1. I wanna get tested for sexual transmitted diseases , when can I come in ? And how long will it take?

    • You can come in anytime. The testing process will take about an hour. Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

  2. Are there birth controls with different horomone levels that I can get at a Teen Matters clinic?

    • Yes. We have several different types of birth control with different hormone levels. Some options have very low or even no hormones.

  3. Do you have free condoms? If so, how many are we allowed to have?

    • Yes, condoms are always free at Teen Matters and the Health Department and you can get as many as you’d like. There are also condom dispensing machines outside of many of our clinics so that the community has access to them even when the clinic is not open.

  4. Does Teen Matters offer an std test for other infections besides HIV/AIDS?

    • Yes, we can test for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis in addition to HIV. We can also test for herpes and genital warts if there are bumps or sores visible.

  5. Do I have to bring a parent to get started on birth control?

  6. My girlfriend is discharging a brown liquid with pink in it. What does this mean?

    • It sounds like your girlfriend is experiencing spotting which is basically very very light bleeding. This is not uncommon, especially if she uses the drop shot or the implant for birth control. If she only notices this spotting after sex, she should come in for testing.

  7. I was wondering when is the latest that Plan B can be taken?

    • Plan B must be taken within 5 days of unprotected sex or the condom breaking. It works best when taken within the first 3 days. Plan B is available for free at Teen Matters. It can also be purchased at your local pharmacy.

  8. When I take my birth control pill I feel sick do that means I’m pregnant?

    • No, this does not mean that you are pregnant. Some people do feel sick after taking their pills. Try to eat a meal or snack before taking them, or take them at night before you go to sleep. This helps sometimes. If they still make you feel sick, come in to speak with a nurse.

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