AHS Youth Program provides youth with a large variety of reproductive health services, such as:
-Safe, confidential drop-in space
-One-to-one health education counseling
-Pamphlets and brochures on sexual health topics
-Condoms & Lube
-Pelvic exams & pap smears
-Birth control prescriptions & referrals
-Emergency Contraception (ie. Plan B, Morning after pill)
-Referrals to abortion service providers
-Youth leadership development
-Reproductive health workshops at local schools
How to access these services:
Drop in at the main office located in The Spot Youth Center at 299 13th Street in Oakland Chinatown. There, the program can help you sign up for FamilyPACT, which is a form of health insurance that covers most reproductive health services. Once you are done signing up, they will give you a green card which is proof of your insurance. Please bring this card to all appointments!
Counseling services, condoms, and pregnancy tests are all available during their main office's regular hours. All other services are offered during their Teen Clinic hours.
HOWEVER, if you require immediate attention (for instance, if you need Emergency Contraception) or their Teen Clinic hours do not work for you, stop by the office and they can help you drop into Pediatrics.
**If you are a student at Oakland High and you have Family PACT, you can receive these services at the Wellness Center.
All services are FREE
When and where is Teen Clinic?
Teen Clinic is held every Wednesday from 5pm - 7pm at the Asian Health Services Main Clinic. The main clinic is located just down the street from their office at 818 Webster. Please call at 510-986-1024 to make an appointment. Drop-in patients are welcome.
Community Liaison Unit (CLU):
CLU raises awareness about the right to healthcare, healthcare services, and disease prevention in Oakland. The team works specifically with vulnerable communities, especially low-income Asian American immigrants and refugees. The team empowers patients and spearhead opportunities that give the community a voice in their own health. CLU’s activities include:
Community outreach, education, and organizing
Coordinating Patient Leadership Councils
Enrolling community members into health coverage at the certified enrollment center
Translation and back-up interpretation services
Voter outreach and engagement
Patient Leadership Council (PLC):
The healthcare system can be challenging to navigate, especially for limited English speakers or new immigrants to the United States. The PLCs train patients to be “promoters” or volunteer health advocates in their communities, who can share information about key health or advocacy issues.
There are currently seven councils, each representing a population of patients at AHS: Cantonese, Korean, Khmer, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Young Adults. Additional facts about the PLCs:
AHS Youth Programs at The Spot Youth Center:
AHS Youth Program focuses on preventing violence, improving health, and creating young leaders. Located at The Spot Youth Center with the motto, “Ready for the Future,” its services include health education, cultural awareness, job training and college readiness. Learn more about AHS Youth Programs.
Banteay Srei was formed in response to a rising trend in sex trafficking and exploitation among Southeast Asian women in Oakland. The words “Banteay Srei” come from an ancient temple in Cambodia and means “The Women’s Temple.”
The organization provides a safe, non-judgmental place for young Southeast Asian women who are at-risk of, or engaged in, sexual exploitation. Banteay Srei provides sex positive education, community building and leadership development that fosters cultural pride and self-determination. Learn more about Banteay Srei.
Revive Chinatown! is a community effort to make Oakland Chinatown safer, more pedestrian-friendly, attractive, and economically viable. Presently, we have launched the Chinatown Improvement Initiative to enhance the economic vitality, preserve vibrancy, and improve the environment of our Chinatown neighborhood.
The program is spearheaded by the City of Oakland, Asian Health Services and the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. It includes various pedestrian safety and streetscape changes that will improve the quality of life for residents of Chinatown.
CALIFORNIA HEALTHY NAIL SALON COLLABORATIVE:
The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative works to improve the health, safety, and rights of the nail and beauty care workforce to achieve a healthier, more sustainable and just community. We are a statewide coalition of 25 organizations that engages in cross-movement building to ensure that beauty is synonymous with healthy, safe and dignified working conditions, products, and services.
Addressing the overlooked reproductive justice needs of salon workers who have substantially greater occupational exposures to reproductively harmful toxins than the general population
Assuring that all salon workers have the right to a healthy workplace, and the right to bear and raise healthy children within a healthy environment
Empowering workers to be a voice in the reproductive justice movement and key catalysts for systems transformation