Safe Care Clinic

Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare for All

Safe Care Clinic offers free and confidential (private) sexual and reproductive health services to patients ages 12 and older. Call us to schedule an appointment or walk-in during business hours to access our services.

Safe Care Services Include:

  • Birth Control, including pills, patches, rings, IUDs, implants, and condoms
  • Pregnancy testing and options counseling
  • Testing & treatment for sexually transmitted infections (including Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and HIV)
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) counseling and medication
  • Emergency contraception pill (also known as Plan B, Ella or Next Step; given within 5 days of unprotected sex)
  • Referrals for Primary Care, Perinatal, and Behavioral Health Care
  • Information about sexual and reproductive health
  • Safe place to talk about sex, sexuality, gender identity, and more


Additional reproductive health services available at CommuniCare Include:

  • Annual gynecological exams and PAP tests
  • Mammogram referrals
      • Menopausal care, including hormone therapy.
  • Treatment for urinary tract and vaginal infections

 

FAQ’s for Sexual Health

Yes, CommuniCare’s Safe Care Clinic offers free and confidential (private) sexual and reproductive health services to patients ages 12 and older.

In order to provide you with the best health care possible, our providers will ask detailed questions about your sexual health and sexual activity. Our providers are trained to have these conversations in a non-judgmental, non-coercive way. You always have the right to refuse to answer questions or give information to your provider if you are not comfortable.

  • For sensitive services such as birth control or sexual health testing and treatment, you can see a medical provider without your parents’ permission if you are at least 12 years old.
  • You can make your own appointments (Call xyz) or walk in to any CommuniCare Clinic and fill out a Safe Care Clinic confidential visit paper at the front desk.
  • If you are stressed, be open and honest at your appointment, we are here to help you.
  • These visits are strictly confidential, just between you and the medical provider.
  • You can have a private appointment by phone if you aren’t able to come to a clinic.

We offer pregnancy testing and options counseling to provide best plan for you.

Safe Care Clinic does not offer abortion services, but staff will offer Options Counseling to help you decide on the best plan for what you would like to do after receiving a positive pregnancy result. Our staff can help connect you with an abortion provider if that is your choice.

Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. It works by delaying the release of an egg during the monthly cycle. However, if the sperm and egg unite and travel together to attach to the uterine lining, ECP will not be able to interrupt the pregnancy. Every Safe Care Clinic offers ECP at no cost.

After engaging in sexual activity of any kind (oral, vaginal, anal), you should test for STIs in 2 weeks.

You should get tested for STIs at least once per year while sexually active, and more often if you fall into certain groups. See the CDC website for more details: https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm

Pap tests are recommended every three years, starting at age 21 until age 65. More frequent Pap tests may be needed if an abnormal test result is found or if you are at high risk of cervical cancer.

Safe Care Clinic Locations

Meet Our Providers

Upal Sarker, MD 🏳️‍⚧️

Physician

Brent Hanson, MD

Physician

Marge Lee

Physician Assistant

Kris Srinivasan, MD

Physician