Teen Health Hub WA

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Find links to quality, accurate information on health topics that are important to you. Each link is vetted by DOH’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health Team and reviewed by the Youth Advisory Council.

Looking for services more locally? Try searching Care Connect Washington.

Thank you to the Youth Advisory Council members who helped design this resource!

Healthcare Rights and Access

Teens, Privacy, and Health: What you need to know

By Washington State Department of Health

Poster listing the health care rights people in Washington under age 18 are entitled to.

Tags: Education

YAC Approved

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Emergency Contraception FAQ

By Washington State Department of Health

Frequently asked questions about emergency contraception, created by and for teens and young adults in Washington.

Tags: Education

YAC Approved

Healthcare Rights and Access

Keep your health care visit confidential

By Washington State Department of Health

Learn what you need to say and do to help keep your health care information private. Check out the video description for more information on your health care rights.

Tags: How to, Video, Available in Spanish

YAC Approved

Healthcare Rights and Access

How To: Schedule a Doctor's Appointment

By Washington State Department of Health

Learn how to schedule an appointment that works for you and how to ask for what you need. Check out the video description for an example script to use while on the phone.

Tags: How to, Video, Available in Spanish

YAC Approved

Mental and Behavioral Health

Not A Moment Wasted

By Washington State Health Care Authority, Washington State Department of Health

Information on healthy alternatives to alcohol and marijuana use for college students. Includes information about declining, coping, and links to resources.

Tags: Education

YAC Approved

Healthcare Rights and Access

WiFi hotspot location finder

By Washington State Department of Commerce

WiFi away from home -- a free resource for telehealth appointments and more.

Tags: Free stuff

YAC Approved

Mental and Behavioral Health

Find your Behavioral Health Advocate

By Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy

Map-based tool to find behavioral health advocates in your region.

Tags: Find a doctor, counselor or therapist

YAC Approved

Mental and Behavioral Health

Black, Indigenous & People of Color Mental Health Resources

By National Alliance on Mental Illness

National and Pacific Northwest mental health resources, provider directories, and self-care guides for BIPOC individuals.

Tags: Education, Find a doctor, counselor or therapist

YAC Approved

Mental and Behavioral Health

You Can

By Washington State Department of Health

Information for young people about cannabis use and cessation.

Tags: Education

YAC Approved YAC Favorite

Mental and Behavioral Health

Focus On

By Washington State Health Care Authority

Campaign to promote abstinence from alcohol use.

Tags: Education

YAC Approved

Whole Body Health

We R Native

By Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Content on life, culture, relationships, and physical and mental health for Native Youth, by Native Youth with a popular Ask Your Relative Q&A.

Tags: Education, How to, Helpline

YAC Approved YAC Favorite

Mental and Behavioral Health

Washington State Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens

By Seattle Children's

Washington-based free, phone referral line connecting children and teens under 17 and families with mental health services.

Tags: Find a doctor, counselor or therapist

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Sexual and Reproductive Health

Washington State Condom Map

By Washington State Department of Health, Public Health Seattle & King County

Find free condoms near you!

Tags: Free stuff

YAC Approved

Mental and Behavioral Health

Wellness Tools

By Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Journal prompts, affirmations, peer support tools, and educational resources to support Black folks' mental health, healing, and liberation.

Tags: Education, Activity, Find a doctor, counselor or therapist

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Mental and Behavioral Health

WA Recovery Helpline

By Crisis Connections

Links to programs for help with recovery for substance use disorders and other behavioral health concerns.

Tags: Helpline, Find a doctor, counselor or therapist

YAC Approved

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sex, etc.

By Rutgers University

Sexual health resource by and for teens, including a clinic finder and communication tool.

Tags: Education, Find a doctor, counselor or therapist, Activity

YAC Approved

Whole Body Health

Where to Turn for Teens (PDF)

By Teen Link

Resource guide for Washington youth seeking personal empowerment and the support of others. Find everything from free food to legal help.

Tags: How to, Find a doctor, counselor or therapist, Helpline, Help with cost

YAC Approved

Whole Body Health

selfsea

By Peer Health Exchange

Youth-designed resource hub with information and youth testimonials on 15+ topics like sexual health, mental health, gender, racism, and more.

Tags: Education

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Healthcare Rights and Access

WA Health Plan Finder

By Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Washington state health insurance plan finder and enrollment system.

Tags: Activity, Help with cost

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Mental and Behavioral Health

The Trevor Project

By The Trevor Project

24/7 information and support for LGBTQIA2S+ young people.

Tags: Helpline, Education

YAC Approved

Mental and Behavioral Health

Trans Lifeline

By Trans Lifeline

Free peer support by and for trans folks, including microgrants for name changes and gender-affirming hair removal.

Tags: Helpline, Help with cost

YAC Approved YAC Favorite

Mental and Behavioral Health

Teen Link

By Crisis Connections

Washington-based and teen-centered mental health resources and a crisis chat/call line.

Tags: Helpline, How to, Find a doctor, counselor or therapist, Education

YAC Approved YAC Favorite

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Pregnancy Options and Abortion Resolution Workbooks

By Cedar River Clinics

Free workbooks to guide pregnancy-related decisions and emotional support after an abortion.

Tags: Available in Spanish, Activity

YAC Approved

Healthcare Rights and Access

Out2Enroll: FAQs for Young People

By Out2Enroll

Health insurance FAQ for LGBTQIA2S+ youth. Enrollment help, state-by-state insurance guides for trans folks, and other resources.

Tags: How to, Education, Find a doctor, counselor or therapist

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual Health Information for Teens

By Planned Parenthood

Teen-friendly content on sex, relationships, and bodies, plus a sexual health chat bot.

Tags: Education, Available in Spanish

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Find credible health information on topics you care about

Teen Health Hub WA features a list of carefully selected online health information and resources on important health topics teens and young adults have asked us about. Find information on physical health and regular checkups, sexual and reproductive health, mental and behavioral health, dating and relationships, and understanding the health care system.

Every “resource card” contains a link to information, services, or another health resource. Use the tags and filters to find resource cards for different topics. Click on a card to check it out and learn more.

Do you know of a great resource that should be included in the Hub? Send us an email at AdolescentHealthUnit@doh.wa.gov to share your ideas!

We make sure resources and information are trustworthy

Our team reviewed every site to make sure the source is reputable, authors are trustworthy, claims are backed up with facts, and the information is up-to-date. Most of these resources were developed specifically for—and often with—teens and young adults. In addition, each resource was reviewed by a member of the DOH Youth Advisory Council – we tagged their favorites so they’re easy to find. It is always important to use good judgment when looking through these resources.

Learning about which resources you can trust can help build your digital literacy. Digital literacy means the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote safety and success in the digital world. We vet these resources because we know that it’s easy to look up health information online, and it can also be hard to know what to trust. You will likely find questionable or even false information when looking for answers to your health questions. Learning to identify misinformation or false information is critical to digital literacy. When in doubt, do more research.

We check on each resource every year to make sure it stays up-to-date and meets DOH standards. If you see something that doesn’t seem right, please get in touch. DOH is not affiliated with the organizations listed unless explicitly stated on their website or in the text under a resource card.

This web page is supported in part by Grant Number TP2AH000062 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs and the Title V Maternal Child Health Block Grant from the HHS Health Resource Service Administration. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Population Affairs.