- 904-529-2800 or 904-272-3177
PO Box 578
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Health Education Services
Our Teen Zone meetings on Wednesdays are temporarily suspended. Please check back with us or contact us for more information.
• Healthy Behaviors and Choices
• Consent (including Healthy Relationships)
• Family Support
• Family Planning (Birth Control)
• Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases
Teen Zone provides factual health education for teens. We are part of a community-wide effort to reduce teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol & tobacco use and vaping. Parents, schools, healthcare providers, churches, youth programs and teens all play a part in reducing teen
pregnancy, STD and substance use rates. A good first step is to open communication about relationships, boundaries and expectations.
Consider contacting our Health Educator for a presentation with your community group. The Health Educator is trained to provide a supportive and interactive learning environment using the appropriate tools of communication for youth and adults.
- Averting HIV & AIDs
- CDC - About Teen Pregnancy
- Center for Young Women's Health
- Healthy Teen Network
- Teen Health
- Power to Decide
Communication is the key:
Substance use and reproductive health are difficult subjects to talk about with your teen, but they need to hear from you.
Teens who can openly talk with their parents and/or other trusted adults are less likely to:
- make unhealthy choices
- engage in risky behaviors
Teenagers hear about substance use and sex from TV, movies, Internet and friends every day. All too often, what they hear is inaccurate, incomplete and leaves them feeling uncertain. We’re here to help parents make sure their teens have the facts.
Visit the websites below for tips on how to talk with your teen and other resources:
Tips from Mayo Clinic on sex education for teens
Connect with DOH