While involving a parent or guardian in your sexual health care decisions may be helpful, laws in Illinois permit minors to consent to their own sexual and mental health services. These may include:

  • Birth control & pregnancy tests
  • Mental health care
  • Alcohol & drug abuse treatment
  • STI/STD testing and treatment

Ask about maintaining your confidentiality when scheduling an appointment as well as at the appointment itself. There are laws to protect your confidentiality, but administrative processes could compromise it. For example, appointment reminders, explanation of benefits, electronic health record entries, or follow-up surveys may contain information about your services.