Services For Teens
“Any issues we discuss during a confidential appointment with a doctor won’t be shared with anyone. Confidentiality is our legal right and there are serious consequences for anyone who shares any private information without our consent.” Learn more about confidentiality
If you’re under 18, you’ll be seen by your pediatric doctor. You can also talk to a pediatric advice nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who can tell you how to treat a minor injury or issue, and help you decide if you need to make an appointment. Confidential appointments are available.
Call if you’re sick, need a sports physical, a sports certificate signed by your doctor, vaccinations for school or college, or if you need to talk to someone about a medical issue that’s bothering you.
A Clinical Health Educator is available to meet with you to discuss a wide variety of issues, including birth control, pregnancy counseling, STD’s, weight management, psychiatric referrals, anxiety and stress, quitting smoking, and issues with drugs and alcohol. All appointments can be confidential .
If you need immediate medical attention or find yourself in any kind of emergency situation, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
Some reasons to go to the Emergency Department would be:
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Uncontrollable pain
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
- Medication (legal or illegal) overdose
- Severe alcohol intoxication
- Rape – stranger, acquaintance, date
- Physical or sexual abuse
You can drop in to any Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa laboratory and request an HIV/AIDS or pregnancy test. However, other lab tests may require a physician’s referral. It is best to call before you drop by to check on the requirements for the test that you want to have done.
You can drop in at any Kaiser Permanente pharmacy to buy over-the-counter medications or supplies, such as lotions, face wash, and band-aids.
Anyone can get Emergency Birth Control (EC) confidentially, (Also known as Plan B or the Morning After Pill).
- You can get EC at any Kaiser Permanente pharmacy.
- EC is free if you have a prescription from your doctor (call 707-393-4033 for a prescription).
- EC costs $25 if you do not have a prescription.
- You can also buy EC at any drugstore without a prescription but the cost will vary.
Infectious Disease/ HIV AIDS and STD Services
You can meet with someone to discuss HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases. They can answer your questions about STD prevention and treatment, arrange for a STD test, and prescribe any treatment you might need. This is a confidential service. The HIV Consult Team can be reached at 707-393-4837.
Some countries require that you get vaccinations before entering their country. If you’re planning to travel outside the United States, you can talk to a travel nurse who will give you tips about traveling safely, immunize you and make sure you have any medications you need while traveling. Call our advice nurse at 707-393-4044 to arrange to speak with the travel nurse.