Teen Services

“ The Teen Health Center gives us much more than a place to get check ups….it’s a place where we can go and receive advice on life, learn lessons and many other things. The Teen Health Center is just what it says, a place where all teens can go to get great advice and great care.”     --- A 16-year-old patient

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Oakwood Teen Health Centers provide a wide variety of services through school-based and school-linked programs:

  • General medical services
  • Health education programs
  • Mental health/counseling services
  • Family planning services (Taylor location only)

General Medical Services

The Oakwood Teen Health Centers are located in schools or conveniently located near schools on a major bus line. These locations make it easy for young people to access quality healthcare services without missing class or causing a parent to miss work. Healthcare services are available to youth ages 10-21; special education students receive services through age 26. Children
of teen parents may also receive services at the Inkster location only.

Available services include:
  • Primary healthcare
  • School, sports and work physicals
  • Diagnosis and treatment of routine illnesses and injuries
  • Immunizations
  • Pap smears and pelvic exams
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Referrals to other services
  • No abortions
Health Education
Through a variety of innovative and award-winning programs, the Oakwood Teen Health Centers help young people make healthy choices.
  • Peer education programs related to nutrition and fitness, substance abuse, violence, sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy prevention
  • Presentations by Teen Center staff and teen peer educators to school, community, religious, professional and parent groups on topics such as:
    • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention
    • Nutrition, fitness and obesity prevention
    • HIV/AIDS prevention and risk reduction
    • Adolescent development and other health topics
    • Violence prevention
  • After-school and summer youth programs – giving teens healthy ways to spend their free time
  • Health insurance outreach, education and application assistance
Mental Health/Counseling Services
The Oakwood Teen Health Centers offer a wide variety of mental health/counseling services designed to help teens and young adults face the many challenges in their lives – addiction, violence, grief, depression, abuse.
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Anger management groups
  • First-time and early juvenile offender diversion program
  • Referrals to other services

Family Planning Program - Taylor
Family planning services are provided at the Taylor Teen Health Center only – a non-school-based health center. Family planning services cannot be offered in school-based clinics. The family planning program offers:

  • General health assessments
  • Information on all contraceptive choices, including abstinence
  • A full range of contraceptive methods available through the program or by referral
  • Pregnancy testing and referrals for prenatal care

The Oakwood Teen Health Centers are making a difference in the lives of thousands of young people each year. Through a variety of school-based and school-linked programs, we’re working in partnership with teens, families, schools and communities to make a positive impact on the health of adolescents and young adults.

For nearly 20 years, we’ve served youth in western Wayne County and downriver with locations in Taylor and Westland. High-risk behaviors among teens in this area are common and access to teen-friendly healthcare is limited.
The need is great. But so is our resolve to help.

Whether we’re providing primary healthcare services and immunizations in school-based clinics or training peer education counselors to promote healthy choices, we’re reaching out to teens in a variety of ways – meeting them in school, in the community, on the street.