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These health centers have teen clinics, which are staffed by teens for teens. Peer counselors can answer your questions about sex and help you get confidential services, including family planning counseling, birth control, and pregnancy, STD and HIV testing. Most clinics charge sliding scale fees based on your income, making many services free.

You can also call the STD Hotline at (800) 758-0880 to get information on STDs, free condoms sent to you by mail and referrals to health clinics that offer STD and HIV testing. Or go to www.lapublichealth.org/std. To order a free home test kit, go to DontThinkKnow.org.

Planned Parenthood has 12 health clinics in Los Angeles County that provide confidential reproductive health care including abortions. Call (800) 230-PLAN to schedule an appointment and find the location nearest you. Or go to plannedparenthood.org and click on the “Info for Teens” link.

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture’s Real Youth Center
1530 Hillhurst Ave.,
Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-3888
Youth Clinic: Wednesday 5-7 p.m.

East Valley Community Health Centers
680 Fairplex Dr., Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-4598
Teen Clinic: Friday 11 a.m. -4 p.m.
420 S. Glendora Ave., West Covina, CA 91790 (626) 919-5724
Teen Clinic: Saturday 9 a.m.-1  p.m.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Pediatric Clinic,
1000 W. Carson St., Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 222-2321
Adolescent Clinic: Wednesday 1-3 p.m.
$80 fee pays for services
if you have the L.A. County HMO
or no insurance.

Valley Community Clinic
6801 Coldwater Canyon Ave.,
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 763-4070
or toll-free (888) 763-4070
Valley Teen Clinic:
Monday 4-8 p.m.,
Tuesday 3-7 p.m.,
Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.,
Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Venice Family Clinic
905 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-8636
Teen clinic:
Monday-Wednesday 1:30-3:40 p.m.

Westside Family Health Center
1705 Ocean Park Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-2191
Teen clinic: Monday and Thursday 1:30-6 p.m.