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Teen Health Outreach Program (THO)

Teen Health Outreach Program (THO) is a school based pregnancy prevention program providing classroom presentations about reproductive health, individualized counseling, and referrals to various youth oriented services within the community. These services are provided through grants from the California Wellness Foundation and the Office of Family Planning.  

  • What is the Male Involvement (MI) component of THO?
    MI is a Watsonville-based pregnancy prevention program designed to reach males age 13-18 who are high-risk for becoming teen fathers. This program also works to address absentee fatherhood and supports men to be involved in their children's lives.

    The program also provides individual counseling and risk assessment, multi-session health education classes and advocacy for teens to receive free clinical services, as needed.
    • How much does birth control cost for teens?
      • Free and confidential reproductive health services are provided to teens 12 and older.
      • Free and confidential reproductive health services are provided to teens 12 and older.
      • Most teens utilize confidential services through benefit programs such as FAMPACT and Medi-Cal.
    • Where can I get free condoms?
      Santa Cruz County Health Services provides free condoms to family planning clients in north and south county clinics. Other locations are: Planned Parenthood in Watsonville and Santa Cruz, Women's Health Center and Santa Cruz AIDS Project (SCAP) in Santa Cruz.
    • What services are provided for girls?
      THO provides comprehensive sex education and referrals to teen girls in mid and south county schools.

Check out these web sites for teens:

  • Planned Parenthood - A great site with detailed answers to all your questions about birth control, sexually transmitted infections and safer sex, pregnancy options, parenting, and how to find a clinic near you.
  • SmarterSex.org - The premier site on sexual health for young adults. Her is your chance to Learn New Information, Get Facts and Statistics, Ask A Sexual Health Question, and Take Care Of Your Own Sexual Health!
  • I Wanna Know - Straight-forward information where you can ask personal questions and get them answered by trained health communication specialists.
Contact Info

If you have any questions regarding this program contact

Sarah Harmon
(831) 454-5418.