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Seeing Your Doctor

This article from TeensHealth provides you with some questions that can help you start conversations about common health problems and concerns.

Need Help Bringing Up Sensitive Topics? This article from TeenHealth provides more guidance on how to talk to your doctor and reminds you that:

  • Your doctor has seen it before.
  • Your doctor is there to help, not judge or punish.
  • It's your job to talk openly about your symptoms and concerns.

If you have specific questions about mental health medications, the Foster Youth Mental Health Bill of Rights and Questions to Ask brochure can help you speak with your doctor.

Choosing Your Own Doctor. Many young people begin to choose their own doctors during their teenage years. This TeensHealth article provides guidance as you consider choosing your own doctor.

Primary Care Doctors: Who’s Who? So you want to choose a new primary care doctor and you’re confused by all the titles? Pediatricians, adolescent medicine specialists, internists, and more? In this article, you will learn who’s who among primary care doctors and why you might choose one kind of doctor over another.

Need Help Now?


California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
Connecting youth to trained counselors and local services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Your Life Your Voice: 1-800-448-3000

Crisis Text Line: send text to 741-741


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If you have questions about your rights or need help with other issues while you are in foster care, contact the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson.

Foster Care Ombudsperson
1-877-846-1602 (toll-free helpline)

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