Rochester programs for prenatal, prevention, and reproductive health in teens
The Rochester Adolescent Maternity Program is designed to provide specialized obstetrical care for pregnant teenagers up to 19 years of age. Prenatal care is administered by the URMC Midwifery Group. The program also provides social work, nutrition, financial counseling, case management, and group prenatal care called Centering©.
RAMP patients deliver at Highland Hospital. Free parking is available and the site is on the bus line.
Address: 905 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 275-2962
Baby Love is a prenatal outreach program that works with pregnant women of all ages at risk of a poor birth outcome due to medical and/or psychosocial risks and their families in obtaining health care services and promoting healthy behavioral choices. Services include social work assessment and services, referral for and coordination with prenatal, pediatric and community service providers, assistance with obtaining resources for the infant, mother, children or household as needed, supportive home visits and contacts, crisis intervention, prenatal and parent education, and transportation.
Address: REEP Community Center, 555 Avenue D, Rochester, NY 1462
Telephone: (585) 339-3209
Fax: (585) 339-3219
Building Healthy Children (BHC) is a collaborative between Mt. Hope Family Center, The Society for the Protection and Care of Children, Strong Pediatrics, and Strong Social Work serving teen mothers and their children. BHC is a primary preventive program that combines four evidence-based practices (i.e. Parents as Teachers, the Incredible Years, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Child-Parent Psychotherapy). The long-term goal of the program is to decrease the number of families entering the child welfare system through Child Protective Services.
Address: Mt. Hope Family Center, 187 Edinburgh Street, Rochester, New York 14608
Phone: (585) 275-2991 x213
Fax: (585) 454-2972
Highland Family Planning offers affordable and confidential birth control and reproductive health services for men and women, including teens. They provide all FDA approved methods of birth control, including emergency contraception. The program is LGBTQ friendly. You can walk into either of our clinics anytime they are open, and free bus passes are available upon request.
For your convenience, both daytime and evening appointments are available by calling (585) 279-4890. Or you can walk into either of their clinics during business hours.
- Monday and Wednesday 12:30 pm – 8 pm
at Highland Family Medicine, 777 S. Clinton Avenue
- Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm
at East Ridge Family Medicine, 999 East Ridge Road
Monroe County P.A.T. Perinatal Health is a home visiting program serving pregnant women and their families in Monroe County. The goal of the program is to help families build a nurturing environment for their children, promote maternal health and improved birth outcomes as well as improved child health, development and healthy life course for families. Certified Parent Educators visit the family 1 to 2 times a month during the pregnancy and up until the baby is 1 year old. Parent Educators utilize the evidence-based Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum as well as provide an equally important health based component. Additional services include group connections, parental education, screening, and connection with other resources.
The Perinatal Network of Monroe County (PNMC) provides community leadership to achieve optimal health for babies and their mothers. They promote care, education, and services that are high quality, comprehensive, and accessible. They focus their efforts on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes to achieve community-wide health equity.
Address: 339 East Avenue, Suite 203, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: (585) 546-4930
Fax: (585) 546-3021
The Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP) is a voluntary evidence-based nurse home visiting program that improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income first-time parents and their children. From pregnancy to the child’s 2nd birthday, specially trained nurses visit regularly with the mothers, fathers and extended family members to achieve the goals of improving pregnancy outcomes, improving child health and development and improving parents’ economic self-sufficiency.
Phone: (585) 753-KIDS (5437)
Fax: (585) 753-5272
Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region’s mission is to make sexual and reproductive health care services and information widely accessible and available. Planned Parenthood offers services to women and men of any age, martial status, income level, race or faith. All services are strictly confidential and the medical staff is non-judgmental. Services include reproductive health care, adolescent pregnancy and parenting services, rape crisis services, and educational programs.
Address: 114 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605
Toll-free Helpline: 1-866-600-6886
Helpline Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
NOTE: Monday – Friday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Appointment Line Open, Nurse Line Closed
Phone: (585) 546-2771 x360
Fax: (585) 454-7001
Originally established to promote children’s rights, SPCC’s mission has expanded to cultivating a strong, healthy, and thriving community by providing exceptional services to children and families. Among other services, SPCC provides Teen-Age Parent Support Services (TAPSS) which offers individual in-home and group counseling for pregnant and parenting teens and their partners.
Phone: (585) 325-6101 x249
Fax: (585) 325-6960
This website offers information on contraceptive options, facts, locations for obtaining contraceptive and patient rights:
“If you are 17 or younger, you have the right to get sexual health services on your own in New York State.
You have the right to:
- Confidential medical care – you don’t have to ask for permission or tell anyone about your care.
- Get complete information, in words you can understand, about your medical care.
- Get private medical care for problems related to sexual activity including pregnancy, pregnancy prevention, abortion, and emergency contraception.
- Get testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including prescription treatment for you and your partner.
- Consent or refuse HIV testing.
- Meet with a professional to get counseling.
- Learn the costs of medical care, and if you are eligible for care that costs less or is free.”
Successful Pathways is a ministry of Rochester Youth for Christ formed to equip youth with the skills necessary to move from dependence to independence. This agency provides support services to teen parents both male and female, as well as providing preventive services to teens that may be at risk for early parenting.
Address: 1 Favor Street, Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: (585) 356-5050 x14
Fax: (585) 256-5051
The Healthy Moms Program provides moms with the support they need to reach their full potential as a parent and as an individual. Moms pick the services they are interested in and create a customized plan of what they would like to accomplish at Healthy Moms. Healthy Moms offers the following services:
- Pregnancy education classes
- On-site mental health counseling and wellness groups
- Safe Sleep Support
- Leadership Academy teaches leadership skills to participants to serve on the board and to initiate those skills within their lives and the community.
- “Project Independence” Job Training Program
- Skills coaching provides hands on assistance with identifying career goals, creating a resume, and preparing for interviews.Moms receive assistance in obtaining paid employment in the community. Job coaching is provided to assist with learning job skills, managing work relationships, and achieving positive outcomes. Moms may also receive hands on assistance with enrolling in GED and college programs. Moms also receive coaching at their school site.
Moms participating in the above services can receive on-site childcare. Moms that live in the City of Rochester can receive free transportation.
Who is Eligible? Pregnant women and women with children under the age of two years old that either live in the City of Rochester or are Unity OB/GYN patients in Monroe County.
Care Management to set personal goals that address medical and social needs and assistance achieving those goals. Must be Medicaid eligible.
Meditation Garden twice a week for participants.
Address: 89 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 368-3490
Fax: (585) 368-3748
Bedsider.org (Bedsider) is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization. Per their website, “Bedsider is not funded by pharmaceutical companies. Or the government. Bedsider is totally independent and the info on it is honest and unbiased. Our goal is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively, and that’s it.
Right now, seven in 10 pregnancies among unmarried women 18-29 are described by women themselves as unplanned. That sounds like a lot to us. We hope that Bedsider will be a useful tool for women to learn about their birth control options, better manage their birth control, and in the process avoid getting pregnant until they’re ready.”
Email questions or concerns to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
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