Quick Answer: How Can I Get Birth Control For Free Without My Parents Knowing?

If you’re not able to use your parents’ health insurance without them finding out, you can still access prescription birth control by going to a Title X clinic, such as Planned Parenthood.

Services are confidential, and they’re usually offered on a sliding scale.15 Jul 2019

How can I get birth control without my parents?

Yes. You do not need permission from a parent or guardian to get birth control. In fact, it is unethical and illegal for clinic workers or health care providers to tell your parents/guardians you were even at the clinic. The agreement to keep your visit private is called a confidentiality agreement.

Where can I get birth control for free?

Some free clinics and community health centers, like Planned Parenthood, offer low- or no-cost birth control.6 Dec 2018

Can I get birth control at 16 without my parents knowing?

In most states, teens are allowed to get birth control without their parents’ permission at their nearest Planned Parenthood health center or from their regular doctor or nurse. However, there are a few places where the rules are different. Many Planned Parenthood health centers offer programs to help cover the cost.28 Sep 2017

Will my parents know if I get birth control with insurance?

Don’t be afraid to discuss birth control or sex with your doctor. Thanks to doctor–patient confidentiality, your doc can’t talk to your parents about these topics without your permission. The Pill is covered by most health insurance, but if you are on your parents’ plan, they may know if insurance pays for it.

Can a 13 year old get birth control?

A: Yes, recent studies report that 18 percent of teenage girls (age 13 to 18), or almost 1 in 5, are on the birth control pill. It’s more socially acceptable now than it was years ago to have a frank discussions with moms and daughters about birth control.

What is the best birth control?

The kinds of birth control that work the best to prevent pregnancy are the implant and IUDs — they’re also the most convenient to use, and the most foolproof. Other birth control methods, like the pill, ring, patch, and shot, are also really good at preventing pregnancy if you use them perfectly.

How much is birth control out of pocket?

While the cost of birth control pills is around $20 to $50 per individual pack, monthly purchases added up to a yearly sum of anywhere from $240 to $600.17 Nov 2017

Do clinics give free birth control?

You can get birth control at health centers, family planning clinics or through your health care provider. Health insurance plans are required to cover birth control with no copay. Some sexual health service providers offer condoms, birth control and other services for free (PDF).

Is birth control expensive?

The Pill usually costs between $0–$50 a month, depending on the type. Many health and family planning clinics (such as Planned Parenthood) sell birth control pills for less. And birth control pills and doctor visits are covered by many health insurance plans.

What is the best birth control for teenager?

The most effective forms of birth control, with a less than 1% chance of pregnancy, are long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including the implant (Nexplanon) and an intrauterine device (IUD), such as Skyla, Mirena, Liletta, and Kyleena, and the hormone-free Paragard.26 Oct 2017

Can I get an IUD at 16?

Yep, teens can totally get IUDs. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends IUDs as one of the best kinds of birth control for teens to get. That’s because they’re the best at preventing pregnancy and all you have to do is get one inserted and it sits there doing all the work for you for up to 3-12 years.9 Oct 2014

Is birth control free at Planned Parenthood?

There’s a good chance you can get low-cost or free birth control pills if you have health insurance. Most Planned Parenthood health centers accept Medicaid and other health insurance. And many charge less depending on your income. Contact your local Planned Parenthood health center for more information.

Do you have to be 18 to go to Planned Parenthood?

If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Some minors (under the age of 18) will be required to obtain consent from a parent or guardian before receiving certain medical services (such as birth control, a cervical cancer screening, or a well-woman exam) at our health centers.

Can you just walk into Planned Parenthood?

All of our services require an appointment. Walk-ins can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. In order to ensure you are seen in a timely manner, an appointment can be made over the phone or online.

Can I get STD tested without my parents knowing?

In most states, once you are 13, you can get checked and tested for STDs without a parent’s involvement. If you’re worried about insurance or have other reasons why you don’t want to see your family doctor or pediatrician, you can get tested for STDs at a health clinic like Planned Parenthood.