Treasure Coast Community Health, Inc. has launched its #Just4Me program, a reproductive and mental health service for males and females ages 13-19. #Just4Me provides confidential health education, pregnancy testing, Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection (STD/STI) testing and treatment, contraceptives, counseling services, and care management to teens for free or reduced rates.
“Through this program, we hope to provide confidential, quality services to reduce teen pregnancies, STD transmission, and mental health crises in Indian River County,” says Vicki Soule, CEO of TCCH. “Our goal at TCCH is to eliminate barriers in order to provide quality care for all people, including our teenage population.” Confidentiality and parental notification should not be a barrier to teen healthcare. Lack of access to healthcare services due to poverty, structural exclusion, disadvantage, and parental notification requirements all contribute to young people’s ability to prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV, and STI’s. In addition to helping young people choose healthier behaviors, TCCH’s #Just4Me program will help dismantle barriers to health equity and encourage autonomy in sexual and mental health to help all young people build healthy lives.
TCCH’s mission is to eliminate barriers by providing affordable, quality care to ALL people. This should include Indian River’s teenage population. According to Florida statutes 394.4784, 381.005, & 384.30, teens ages 13-19 retain the right to consent to mental health and preventive sexual health services. Though teens are encouraged to bring a trusted adult, it is not a requisite for treatment and should not prevent teens from seeking necessary care. Teens can easily make appointments via phone by calling TCCH’s main number 772-257-8224 and asking the operator for an appointment “just for me”. The program will be active at each of TCCH’s medical facilities, increasing the availability of services.
TCCH provides comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and behavioral health services. In addition to confidential teen health services, TCCH’s primary care services include women’s health, family practice, geriatrics, pediatrics, pediatric & adult psychiatry, on-site pharmacies, pharmaceutical home delivery, on-site labs, x-ray services, and more.
To schedule an appointment at one of TCCH’s seven (7) Indian River County sites, please call 772-257-8224. For additional information or appointments please refer to TCCH’s website at www.tcchinc.org, TCCH’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tcchinc/ or call 772-257-8224.