Confidential Reproductive Health Care for Youth and Young Adults
A grant-funded program for teen reproductive health care
Between Us is a grant-funded program from the Minnesota Department of Health that creates access to confidential reproductive health care within Hennepin Healthcare’s Primary Care Community Clinics for youth and young adults up to 26. Because of Minnesota’s Minor Consent Law, teens have the right to confidential care for certain kinds of care. Between Us is our effort to transform our primary care world at Hennepin Healthcare into a more teen-friendly environment, welcoming teens and their parents while providing confidential care when needed.
Between Us is a program that any provider in the community clinics- including pediatrics and women's health clinic- can use to provide sexual health-related confidential care to teens. Teens and young adults can receive contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing and treatment, and pregnancy tests confidentially. Parents of teens can also receive guidance and support raising teens during a Between Us visit.
Between Us thrives on creating an alliance between teens, their parents, and the Hennepin Healthcare providers to support them in this wonderful adolescence stage.