New Sexual Health Services Offered Free of Charge
Public Health launches BC4U telehealth clinics for people 24 years of age and younger beginning Tuesday, March 14
Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Franklin, Public Health Director, 970.728.4289, email@example.com
(March 8, 2023) – San Miguel County, CO --- Next week, San Miguel County Public Health, in partnership with BC4U, will begin offering free and confidential sexual health services for anyone 24 years of age and younger. Services will include STI testing and treatment, birth control, emergency contraception (Plan B, Ella, Copper IUD), pregnancy tests, PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis), education, and counseling. Services will be conducted at the Public Health offices through telehealth visits by video chat.
“Sexual health and education are important parts of adolescent and young adult development,” said Public Health Director Grace Franklin. “Bringing free sexual health services to our communities can help our young people develop healthy routines, behaviors, and relationships while giving them easy access to comfortable, private testing, treatment and counseling.”
BC4U is a nationally recognized Adolescent Family Planning Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. The organization operates five clinics on the front range for in-person treatment and will offer proctored telehealth options through San Miguel County Public Health. Prescribed medications and tests can be dispensed at the Public Health clinic or mailed to a preferred address after a participant’s telehealth visit. A Children’s Hospital provider will also be available for in-person clinics monthly for higher level clinical care based on previous telehealth visits.
Telehealth visits for sexual health services will be available during walk-in clinics at the Public Health offices on Tuesdays beginning March 14 from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 to 5 pm. Additional in-person clinical care will be determined and scheduled during the patient’s initial telehealth visit.
Individuals can access additional telehealth options any other time directly through BC4U.org. If using the direct BC4U telehealth option from home, individuals can be mailed prescription treatments, STI tests or pregnancy tests to a preferred address or coordinate pickup at the Public Health Department.
For questions surrounding the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 728-4289. To learn more about BC4U and the services offered through the organization, visit bc4u.org or call (720) 777-2248.
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