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Teen Health Services

Florida Department of Health in Pasco County

Annual Exams ~ Birth Control ~ Pregnancy Testing & Counseling ~ STD Testing, Counseling & Treatment ~ Abstinence Counseling ~ Health Education


The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) offers medical services, counseling, education and referrals for teens, preteens and young adults. DOH-Pasco provides a safe, friendly, confidential place where young people can get the help they need and learn the facts. Services are free or low cost and no one is turned away because they can't afford to pay.  

Florida law requires that we keep all our patients' health information private and confidential, regardless of age. You don’t need a parent or guardian’s permission to get tested for STDs or start birth control. Any care you receive at the DOH-Pasco Teen Clinic cannot be shared with anyone. The only time we have to break confidentiality is if a patient under 18 reports an incident of sexual assault or abuse. In these cases, we are mandatory reporters (just like your teachers and counselors). If we have to report, we can provide support and care throughout the process.


  Birth Control


Every year 3 million teens ~ about 1 in 4 sexually active teens ~ get a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).

  • In the United States, three out of every four reported cases of gonorrhea were among younger people ages 15 to 29 years. The highest rates of infection are found in 15 to 19 year old females and 20 to 24 year old males.
  • Chlamydia is so common that, by age 30, 50 percent of sexually active females have evidence that they have had chlamydia.
  • Some studies show that up to 15 percent of sexually active teenage women are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), many with the type of HPV that is linked to cervical cancer.
  • The average person's risk of contracting HPV in their lifetime is 80 percent.
  • Not all STDs are curable. However, STDs that can be cured can also be contracted again. 

STD Health Screenings*    Safe Sex

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
*Additional STD testing is available as needed.


Health Education

DOH-Pasco offers education and couseling on issues such as: smoking, body piercings, tattoos, self-esteem, abstinence, sexual coercion, domestic/intimate-partner violence and human trafficking. 


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