A: There are a lot of teen-friendly health centers in South Carolina (you can find them on our health center locator). That means they’re specially trained to understand you want privacy and to find ways to help you get it. When you make an appointment be sure to ask some questions like:
- Will you send the bill to my parents?
- Can I see a doctor without my parents’ permission?
- Will my parents have access to my records?
- How will you contact me about my appointment so my parents don’t find out?
Remember, you are in control of your own health. If there’s anything you want to know, don’t be afraid to ask.