Teen Wellness

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Teen Wellness program is dedicated to improving the health, safety, and wellness of teens.  Below is information about Teen Wellness and services available through ECDOH and our community partners.

Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention

HOPE Buffalo

HOPE Buffalo is a coalition of diverse stakeholders, youth, and adults with these goals: 

  • Advocate for the prevention of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS among Buffalo's youth
  • Promote equitable access to comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health
  • Empower youth to make informed decisions about their health 

Our vision is to provide evidence-based education and health-related services to enhance the quality of life of our youth and by extension, the quality of life of our community as a whole and we aim to reduce teen pregnancy in selected Erie County zip codes by 30% by year 2020.

PATCH Program (Providers and Teens Communicating for Health)

Teen Friendly Referral & Linkage Guide

Program Brochure

Sexual Health & Health Care Services

Family Planning Center (Erie County Department of Health) 

Services for Teens:  

  • Services are confidential, non-judgmental, comprehensive and patient-centered – regardless of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and/or disability
  • Condom supplies and information on the correct use
  • Birth Control, including Implants and IUDs
  • Emergency contraceptive pills (“the morning after pill”) – if taken within 72–120 hours after unprotected sex (a condom breaks, pills are forgotten), they can greatly reduce the chance of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Pap Tests as needed
  • STI and HIV education, testing, and treatment for women and men
  • Vaginal infection treatment 

Location: Jesse Nash Health Center, 608 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14206 (Directions)
Phone: 716.858.2779
Fax: 716.858.7023
Hours: Click Here for Hours

ECDOH STD Clinic

Condom Distribution Program

STD Info  

Mental Health

24 Hour Crisis Hotline 716.834.3131

Mental Health Resources for Teens

Alcohol and Substance Use

24 Hour Addiction Hotline 716.831.7007

Naloxone (Narcan) Training

Opiates - Trainings, Help, Task Force & Other Important Info

Medication Disposal

Needle Access & Disposal

Alcohol and Substance Use Resources 

Motor Vehicle Safety

Teen Driving Safety

Smoking & Tobacco

Cessation Products, Clear Air Act, and more info

Nutrition

Nutrition Resources

Physical Activity

Physical Activity Resources

Contact

Elizabeth Terranova
Project Coordinator, Teen Wellness
95 Franklin St., Room 908A
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716.858.4977
Fax: 716.858.8701
E-mail: Elizabeth.Terranova@erie.gov