Frequently Asked Questions

Health Care

Do you need health insurance to come to our clinic?

No. We can help you apply for state insurance and the MN Family Planning Program to receive covered family planning services and supplies (birth control). If you don’t qualify for any insurance programs, we only charge you what you can afford to pay.

What ages do you serve?

In the medical clinic and counseling program, ages 11–24. At SafeZone, ages 14–24.

What services do you provide at your clinic?

Reproductive health care (STD tests and treatment, exams, birth control, HIV tests), prenatal care, general medical care, and counseling.

Do you have to pay at the time of your visit? What if I don’t have money to pay for my visit?

No, you don’t have to pay at the time of your visit if you can’t afford it. We will work with you to make payments or obtain insurance.

Do we need a parent or guardian to come with us for our visit? Will our parents find out if we come to your clinic?

You need a parent for general medical appointments such as physicals or immunizations. You do not need a parent’s consent for reproductive health care. All visits are confidential.

Homeless Youth Programs

Who comes to SafeZone?

Youth 14–24 who could use support to find and/or stabilize their living situation.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, you can drop in anytime Monday–Friday from 1–8 and on Saturday from 1–5.

What bus lines go to SafeZone?

70 & 63: catch at Sunray or Highland Park to DT on 4th and Broadway

21: catch from Midway or in Minneapolis on Lake Street to DT on 4th and Broadway

What should I expect on my first day?

You should go to the front desk and tell them it is your first time at SafeZone. A drop in advocate will give you a tour and explain all the things you can do here. You will sit down with the advocate and complete a 15–20 minute intake. This information is confidential and collected so we can figure out what you need.

What can I do at SafeZone?

You can get basic needs like food, clothing, shower, laundry, etc. You can also participate in the GED program, the HIV prevention program, Independent Living Skills and case management. We have a computer lab for job and housing searches.

Do you provide referrals to Bridging?

We have a limited number and can only provide them for youth in our transitional living program.

 

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