The Oakwood Teen Health Centers make a difference in the lives of thousands of young people each year through a variety of school-based and school-linked programs.
In an effort to provide a wider scope of services to a larger population in the downriver area, Oakwood has moved the offices and clinical operations of its Taylor Teen Health Center from Eureka Road to 19275 Northline Road. The new center is now open.
Although the center is located in Southgate, it is actually closer to more schools in Taylor, Southgate and Allen Park. and allows Oakwood to uphold our mission of providing care, healing and health to the communities we serve by expanding the range of services we are able to provide.
The site is accessible from a bus route and school-based services and staff will continue to meet with clients currently in Taylor schools. More benefits of the move include more patient privacy, the ability to see more patients, the potential for more evening and weekend hours and the potential for new programs and services in collaboration with The Guidance Center.
The mission of the Oakwood Teen Health Center is to positively impact the health of adolescents and young adults in partnership with them and their families, schools and communities.
The Taylor Teen Health Center is committed to improving health resources for adolescents.
General Medical Program
Youth ages 10 – 21, special education students through age 26
Family Planning Program
- Primary healthcare
- School, sports and work physicals
- Immunizations, including hepatitis B
- Diagnosis and treatment of routine illnesses and injuries
- HIV testing and counseling
- Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
- Information and referrals to other services
- Pap smears and pelvic exams
- No abortions or abortion referrals provided
- Medicaid application assistance
Prevention and Health Education Programs
- General health assessment
- Information on all contraceptive choices, including abstinence
- Full range of contraceptive methods available through the program, or by referral
- Pregnancy testing and referrals for prenatal care
- Priority is given to low-income individuals
- Family planning services are provided to men and
women of all ages, in need of pregnancy prevention
services, regardless of their income.
- After school programs
- Presentations for school, community, religious, professional and parent groups on topics such as:
- Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
- HIV/AIDS prevention and risk reduction
- Adolescent development
- Support groups
- Taylor Summer Arts Prevention Academy
A qualified staff provides affordable services. Services may be covered by your health insurance – to find out, check with your carrier. No one is denied services due to an inability to pay.
- Individual and family counseling
Parental consent is required for general medical program services and long-term counseling for youth under the age of 18. Parental consent is not required to provide family planning program services, certain confidential services in the general medical program, short-tem counseling, on-site health education or mature minors.
The center is funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Department of Education (MDE), the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA), the Oakwood Healthcare System Foundation and other generous funders, foundations, donors and individuals.
Learn more about Oakwood's Teen Services
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Department of Community Health