Seattle Public Schools, via our generous voters and the City's Families and Education Levy, funds a health center in every comprehensive high school in the district (and I believe one there are four at middle schools).
Correction (I had not reviewed my notes thoroughly but the following is correct): In Washington State, minors can consent to reproductive health services at any age without parental consent. In addition, youth ages 13 and over can consent to their own mental health treatment. Parental consent is needed for other health services. (And the sheet sent home is that consent form.)
There is not an M.D. on site but there are nurses.
And what a lot of services: routine/sports physicals, immunizations, vision/hearing screenings, dental referrals,mental health counseling, and wellness counseling. They are hoping to offer dental services at some locations. (Note; there is a special notification for immunization services.) Folks, this is a great gift that voters have given SPS students, for whom some might not ever see a health care professional.
And yes, contraceptive services are available.
Your son or daughter has access to condoms (usually in a basket by the door, no questions asked), birth control, pregnancy testing, Plan B and abortion services. The staff always counsels students to talk with their parents and get them involved but yes, if the authorization sheet is signed, you do not have to be contacted for your child to receive this information.
Also new in the area of birth control is an app from Planned Parenthood (this via the NY Times).
One goal of the national Planned Parenthood organization is to be
there for those young people — to, as Leslie Kantor, vice president for
education at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, put it “reach
them in their urgent moment of need.” Their solution was to offer live
counselors able to answer questions either by text or through online
chat, and their research, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, shows that the new program has been successful, reaching more than 250,000 people since it began in September 2010.
On Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 9 a.m. to
10 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. to midnight
(all times Eastern), 20 well-trained staff members take questions. “Our
staff have to be very good at assessing the question behind the
question,” Ms. Kantor said. “Frequently people present with an anxiety
that may be based on misinformation. They’re assuming they’re already
pregnant when the condom broke 10 minutes ago.”
One advantage of offering an expert instead of an information bank is
that a staff member can ask another person questions to figure out
what’s really going on, or can make sure that an anxious person really
understood an answer, and can rephrase it if necessary.