Free Teen Health Expo on July 9 in Hillsboro
For Immediate Release: Friday, June 28, 2019
On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, Washington County Public Health and Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) are hosting a free health expo for youth outside NHC's clinic at 266 W. Main Street in Hillsboro.
Everything is free at this event, which takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. and will include refreshments, chair massages, music, a boxing demonstration, and resources on teen health, including reproductive health. There will be Spanish-speaking hosts on hand for Spanish-speaking participants.
Participating organizations include Domestic Violence Resource Center, Sexual Assault Resource Center, HomePlate, Hawthorn Walk-in Center, Safe Place for Youth, NHC Dental and several others.
“Taking time to focus on youth is important because there are often barriers that prevent them from being able to access reproductive health services,” says Jessica Nye, program supervisor for Maternal Child and Reproductive Health with Washington County. “This is a great opportunity for youth up to age 24 in our community to learn about the services and resources available and how to access them.”
NHC operates “The Clinic” every Tuesday from 3–7 p.m. at the Hillsboro location. The walk-in clinic provides confidential reproductive health care services such as sexual health information, birth control, pregnancy tests, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections at low or no cost for those 24 and under.
For more information, call Washington County Reproductive Health Educator Vikki Villareal at 503-846-2815.
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