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Do not want parents to know (via insurance)
Posted on: 11/02/2011
I am on my parents' private insurance. I am 19 and don't want them to know I'm sexually active. Lately complications have occured during intercourse. Me and my partner have decided to go to the county health department since I don't want to go to a doctor. How can I pay and not have it go through the insurance? And what can they do for me if there is something wrong?
Because you are over 18, you have the right to confidential care in any state you live in. Your best option is likely to call Planned Parenthood and ask if you can use insurance without an "Explantion of Benefits" going home, and if not, go to Planned Parenthood and do not mention insurance. They have a sliding scale, based on your income. Good luck - and please do not ignore whatever is going on.