Cost, Appointments, and Privacy
Our fees are usually about half the cost of a doctor’s office or pharmacy. We carry most major health insurance plans. If your visit is preventive (no problems), you should not have to pay an insurance co-pay.
Many of our patients qualify for a funding program, such as the Texas Women’s Health Program or other state or federal health program. For those who do, their services are usually free or very low cost. Learn more about apply for a funding program here.
Your visit may be shorter if you make an appointment in advance, but we do accept some walk-ins. Walk-ins are taken until 2 hours before closing. You may call your clinic’s direct line to see if you can be seen that day. Click here for our clinic phone numbers.
Call 956-688-3700 for an appointment at any of our clinics or call your clinic directly:
If the schedule allows, we can make same day appointments. It should take a week or less for an appointment.
Yes. All services are confidential as required by federal regulations. Parents or partners are not informed of any services you receive from our clinics. We do encourage you to discuss your clinic visit and health care with your parents, who love you and care about your health.
Yes. We won’t tell anyone about your services or that you are even our patient. If you need test results, we will not give them to your parents or partner.
No. You are the patient. Services are confidential. Parents are welcome. It is your decision.
Yes, you can. Condoms can be used with oral sex to prevent STDs.
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There are different types of STD and each has a different test. You should wait several weeks after you think you might have been exposed before getting most STD tests. Check out our section about STDs for more information.
It is best to schedule an appointment since there are certain times when clinicians are available at each clinic. Call us at 956-688-3700 for an appointment.
You get HPV by genital skin-to-skin contact with someone who has it. Condoms are good at preventing HPV, but as they don’t not cover all the skin, infection may still be possible.
You get STDs by having sexual contact with someone that has an STD. A person may not know they have an STD and pass it on to you.
Birth Control for Men and Women / Pregnancy
No, but it’s easy to become a patient. Just come to one of our clinics and fill out our patient questionnaire and health history. We make our process as simple as possible to help you get the testing you need. If you have difficulty paying for services and want to apply for free services, you will also need to bring documents with you to apply. Learn about the documents you need to apply for a funding program here.
No. You do have to complete our patient questionnaire and health history forms and have us take your vitals (blood pressure, weight, pulse), but you don’t have to have a physical exam for to get many birth control methods, including the pill, patch, ring, shot, or condoms. We will encourage you to get a physical exam to check your overall health, but it is not required.
Yes. We provide birth control methods at all of our clinics. You can get up to a year of birth control pills at a time.
This really depends on the type of birth control you have been using. There are hormonal methods- the pill, patch, and ring- that allow you to get pregnant as soon as you stop using them. With other methods, it might take 3-6 or even 12 months after you stop using them before you could get pregnant.
Yes, but it’s less likely. Pregnancy can occur right after you ovulate, which typically happens mid-cycle.
Yes. Men can use condoms to prevent pregnancy and STDs or get a vasectomy for permanent birth control. Withdrawal (pulling out) is a free but risky method.
No, but it may take 12 months to achieve a pregnancy after being on the birth control shot.
If you are healthy, there is no medical benefit from temporarily stopping the birth control pill, unless you want to become pregnant.
No matter how long you’ve taken the birth control pill, it’s just as effective as it was the day you started. You don’t need to increase your dosage. Your body won’t “get used” to it, making it less effective. The pill contains hormones like the ones your body makes naturally.
It is very unlikely. IUD’s are very safe and very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancies.