Huckleberry Teen Health Program
In Marin County, Huckleberry Youth Programs operates the Huckleberry Teen Health Program (HTHP) in San Rafael’s Montecito Shopping Center. Established in 1988, Huckleberry Teen Health Program is a comprehensive health promotion and youth development program serving Marin County youth ages 12-25.
HTHP staff provide health education workshops in schools as well as, counseling, support groups, and case management services; and delivery of on-site services in a teen friendly environment. The Teen Tuesday drop-in clinic every Tuesday afternoon from 1 PM to 4:30 PM, offers health services at no cost to teenagers. These services include health education, pregnancy testing and options counseling, HIV and other STI testing, male and female exams, mental health services including short-term counseling and substance misuse counseling, and case management.
CONTACT, HOURS, & LOCATION
361 Third Street, Suite G
San Rafael, CA 94901
Fax (415) 258-4943
Teen Tuesday Drop-In Clinic
On Tuesdays from 1 pm to 4:30 pm, HTHP offers the Teen Tuesday Drop-In Clinic for youth ages 12-25.
Teen Tuesday Services Include:
Pregnancy Tests * Birth Control * STI/STD testing * Exams
Health Education * Free Condoms * Counseling
Counseling, Support Services, and Drug & Alcohol Intervention
Individual, group, and family counseling and case management services are provided to help youth and their families to improve communication and problem solving skills, and to access resources in the community. We also provide prevention, brief intervention, harm reduction and counseling services on-site and at school Wellness Centers for youth ages 12-21 experimenting with or abusing substances.
Huckleberry Teen Health Program in Marin, provides Health Education workshops to young people throughout middle schools and high schools and at various community-based organizations. Our workshops are offered free of charge to public schools and organizations serving public school students.
Topics include: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; Anti-Homophobia Workshops; Body Image; Communication About Sex and Drug Use; Contraception and Pregnancy Prevention; Diversity; Eating Disorders; Family Dynamics; Healthy Relationships; Sexual Decision-Making; Oppression Issues; Puberty; Rape and Abusive Relationships; Reproductive Anatomy; STI Prevention Education; Self-Esteem; Suicide Prevention; and Violence Prevention
Letters pour into our clinics from teachers and students who are consistently impressed and affected in positive ways by Huckleberry’s Health Education team. Here are excerpts from some of those letters:
A Venetia Valley K-8 School student said: “I believe the program is a great and effective way of teaching teens how to make healthy choices, prevent the possible negative consequences of sex (including STDs), communicate their concerns, and ask questions.”
Counselor, Venetia Valley K-8 School said: “I just wanted to thank you again for coming out to speak to our 8th graders about these important topics. For some of our kids, it is a lifelong lesson and a real wake up call. One of the students on my caseload went to have a full STD screening based on the information that was shared in the presentation. I was so proud of her for self advocating for her health, but also realize that she may not have done that without the extra push from you all at Huckleberry. THANK YOU.”
To request a workshop from the Health Ed Team at Huckleberry Teen Health Program in Marin, please call the Director of Community Health, Jaclynn Davis at 415.258.4944 or email her at email@example.com.