Teens do not need permission from a parent or legal guardian to get birth control at certain clinics in Texas. If you are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, it’s important to use a reliable method of birth control to reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
What clinics provide confidential birth control to teens in Texas?
Title X (pronounced Title Ten) is a federal program that allows clinics to provide free birth control to teens. They also offer pregnancy tests, STI testing and treatment, and certain cancer screenings. If you want birth control, but do not know how to make an appointment — you can text us at 866-999-5263 for help! Read this blog post to learn what questions you will be asked when you make an appointment to get birth control at a Title X clinic.
Find your nearest Title X clinic by typing your zip code into the map below.
Additionally, teens on Medicaid can get birth control at any clinic that accepts their insurance. This includes foster youth who are receiving STAR Health. However, this does not include teens on CHIP Medicaid. It’s important to know that Medicaid clinics will mail a letter to your home after your visit. If you are concerned about someone finding out about your visit, this may not be a safe option for you.
Find your nearest Medicaid clinic here.
What happens if the Title X or Medicaid clinic tells me that I need parental consent and refuses to schedule an appointment?
Teens cannot be refused service at a Title X or Medicaid clinic! If you are refused an appointment, the next step is to write down the name of the person you are speaking to on the phone, the reason why they are refusing to schedule you an appointment, and then contact our hotline. Jane’s Due Process will follow up with the clinic refusing to schedule you an appointment and will work to ensure that you are able to access the healthcare that you deserve!
If you have concerns about your sexual and reproductive health, our volunteer advocates are available 24/7 at 866-999-5263 and by text 8am-11pm CT to support you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help getting birth control, STI testing & treatment, or abortion in Texas.