You have several options for free care and reproductive health services.

  1. If you have insurance through your parents, your insurance may cover your care for free.  But there can be confidentiality issues. Read more here about using your parents insurance.
  2. You can also get your own insurance. Find out more about getting health insurance, and the different kinds of insurance available by clicking here.
  3. Some clinics, like Planned Parenthood, will only charge you what they think you can pay. You can access these services without asking your parents or needing their permission. For clinics near you, click here.
  4. You can apply for family planning and pregnancy coverage from

You can apply on your own for this insurance and do not need your parents’ permission to apply. Someone at your clinic may be able to help you apply. Click above for more information on each program.

If you are a Native American, the California Indian Health Service has 43 clinics in the state. You can get some health care at these clinics, but not abortion. To find a clinic near you, visit www.ihs.gov.

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