Teens

Health Info & Resources

1.      Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University — a division of Columbia Health.  It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.

2.      Sex, etc: A Web site for Teens by Teens

Sex, etc., sponsored by Answer (Rutgers University), is a project to improve teen sexual health across the nation. The website features articles, Q&As, comics, quizzes, and videos about relationships, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and birth control.

3.      Bedsider

Bedsider.org (Bedsider) is an online birth control support network operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization. Bedsider is not funded by pharmaceutical companies. Or the government. Bedsider is totally independent and the info on it is honest and unbiased. Our goal is to help young people find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively, and that's it.

4.      Stay Teen

The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage you to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. The more you know about issues like sex, relationshipswaiting, and contraception, the better prepared you will be to make informed choices for your future. We're not telling you how to live your life...we just want to give you some food for thought and the latest facts. It’s up to you to make your own smart decisions.

5.      Love is Respect

loveisrespect.org was designed to do three things: 1) Create the ultimate resource fostering healthy dating attitudes and relationships; 2) Provide a safe space for young people to access information and help in an environment that is designed specifically for them and 3) Ensure confidentiality and trust so young people feel safe and supported—online and off.

6.      Youth Resource

Youth Resource is a website hosted by Advocates for Youth. The website contains monthly features, message boards, and online peer education for LGBT youth.

7.      Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is trying to lower the high teen birth rate in Tulsa and across Oklahoma. We do this by using a four pronged approach: (1) public awareness; (2) education and community capacity building; (3) clinic and health center capacity building; and (4) updating teen birth data and improve access to this data.

8.      The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. Our specific strategy is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. We support a combination of responsible values and behavior by both men and women and responsible policies in both the public and private sectors.

9.       Take Control Initiative

The Take Control Initiative is a program aimed at reducing the high rate of unplanned and teen pregnancies in the Tulsa area through education, outreach and free clinical services for long acting reversible contraception (LARC). Evidence shows LARC enables women and families to have more control over their lives, pursue their educational goals and improve their socio-economic status. The Take Control Initiative offers LARC-based educational workshops to health care providers, social service workers, as well as people interested in participating in the program. Thirteen health clinics throughout the greater-Tulsa area provide qualifying women with free Mirena, ParaGard and Nexplanon (LARC / birth control). By providing education, services and outreach to the Tulsa community women can have more control in deciding when to bear children.

10.      Tulsa City County Health Department

The Tulsa Health Department (THD) works to sustain an equitable system that prevents disease, promotes healthy living, and ensures preparedness in Tulsa County. THD dates its origin to 1950, and today operates 34 programs that strategic address a wide range of public health matters such as food safety, personal health, family health, environmental health and community health. THD receives local-, state-, and federal funding and is governed by the Tulsa Board of Health.

Family planning physical exams are provided to women (13 and older) and men on a sliding scale.Please call for an appointment.

*NEW* Teen Clinic
In an effort to decrease barriers to care and to provide adolescents with excellent service, the Tulsa Health Department has partnered with the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to make their clinics more teen friendly. Teen only reproductive health services are available every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the North Regional Health and Wellness Center located at 5635 North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
 
 
THD Locations

James O. Goodwin Health Center (Map)
5051 S. 129th E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74134-7004
918-595-4529
 

Central Regional Health Center (Map)
315 S. Utica  
Tulsa, OK 74104-2203
918-594-4780
 

North Regional Health and Wellness Center (Map)
5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr.  
Tulsa, OK 74126
918-595-4380
Teen Clinic every Monday from 4-6 p.m. (no appointment needed for Teen Clinic)


Collinsville Health Center (Map)
1201 W. Center
Collinsville, OK 74021-3111
918-596-8650

 

Sand Springs Health Center (Map)
306 E. Broadway
Sand Springs, OK 74063-7911
918-591-6100