Treatment of Minors

Minors are treated as adults when it comes to birth control, pregnancy or family planning (except for sexual sterilization).  Our members who are 13 years of age or older may refer themselves to any network or out-of-network OB/GYN for yearly exams and regular health care services (including cervical cancer screenings).  They do not need an approval ahead of time from their PCP.

Family planning records are kept private.  Doctors should keep all family planning records private, even if the patient is a minor, unless the law says it is OK to share your information with others.  Your doctor is allowed to share your medical information with other doctors who take care of you, public health officials, or government agencies.  We are not responsible for the privacy of medical records held by providers who are not part of your health plan network.