Somewhere along the way in high school and college many teens get lost in their healthcare journey. Access to healthcare is still extremely important to young people at this age. Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health has received a grant from Foundation for a Healthy High Point, which will allow those under age twenty to be seen in a new clinic named JustTEENS. This initiative was awarded to provide a teen centered clinic where all teens can be seen by dedicated providers in a private teen friendly atmosphere. JustTEENS clinical services will be available beginning July 10, 2017.
One goal of the JustTEENS Program is to reduce the high teen pregnancy rate among all teens in the six High Point zip code areas. Teen pregnancy rates have decreased overall in Guilford County, statewide, and nationally. However, Guilford County shows a disparity in teen pregnancy rates among minority populations. The 2015 statistics show the teen pregnancy rate in High Point was 47.3 for African American teens and 23.2 for White teens. Of special note, over a 5-year period (2011-2015), there was an average teen pregnancy rate of 70 teens per 1000 births in the High Point 27260 zip code area.
Another goal of the JustTEENS Program is to provide needed healthcare services such as non-sport physicals, immunizations, pregnancy tests and private health counseling in a separate teen friendly clinical area.
Young adults under age twenty may call 336-641-3245 for a prompt appointment in our JustTEENS clinic located at 501 E. Green Drive in High Point.
For more information about the JustTEENS Program or clinic, call Judy Southern at 336-641-3712 or LaTanya Pender at 336-641-7657.