All services provided are FREE + CONFIDENTIAL. Each DCPS Teen Health Center is open to ages 13-19, are available during lunch and after school at various locations listed below.Clinics offer the following services:
- Free screening for STDs (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis) and HIV
- Education about STD/HIV prevention and the testing process
- Instructions about follow-up for test results
- Treatment and additional counseling for students who test positive
- Peer-to-Peer program to educate teens about healthy and safe relationships
- A supportive environment for all teens, including sexual minorities
Beginning in 2013, through the provision of a grant from the Centers for Disease Control Division of Adolescent School Health (CDC-DASH), Duval County Public School developed Teen Health Centers to focus on three key areas addressing high-risk behaviors: Sexual Health Services, Sexual Health Education, and Safe & Supportive Environments. Funding ensures that additional and targeted resources are provided for health educators to deliver instruction from an evidence-based curriculum regarding the risks of HIV/STD transmission. Florida Department of Health - Duval County (FLDOH-D) can provide critical sexual health services in locations where these services are not readily accessible. Furthermore, grant partners collaborate with schools, families, and community organizations to create safe and supportive environments for all emerging adults.
From the program's inception in 2013, DCPS has now expanded to 12 Teen Health Centers and a mobile unit to service our students and schools -- see a list on the right. The centers at Lee High School and Westside High School reside in the school clinic; remaining centers are housed in collaboration with Full-Service Schools Jacksonville (FSSJ). For additional information about the Teen Health Centers, please contact the district Health & Physical Education office, Tiffany Wells, at (904)390-2469.
SHYP (Safe and Healthy Youth Partners) consists of Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), Full Service Schools Jacksonville (FSSJ), Florida Department of Health - Duval County (FLDOH-D), Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN), UF Health and the University of North Florida - College of Health (UNF). The partnership's mission is to reduce the number of young adults engaging in high-risk behaviors, creating an increased threat of contracting HIV and other STDs. The FL DOH-Duval Disease Control Program has secured resources due to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 1308 funding to provide testing and treatment at the Teen Health Centers. If you are interested in attending a meeting or presenting for collaboration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a school social worker, school counselor, or other school-based staff member and would like to refer a student for teen health center services, with the student's permission complete this form and email to email@example.com