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ARC (Adolescent Resource Center) is a comprehensive counseling, educational and medical service program for youth, to help reduce risk-taking behaviors, especially related to sexual health. The ARC program helps teenagers and young adults create and sustain healthy, responsible attitudes, behaviors, and choices about their sexuality.

Through partnerships with local schools and districts, ARC educators visit schools from 5th through 12th grade to teach students age-appropriate information related to puberty and sexual health. ARC educators work closely with schools and teachers to tailor lesson plans. ARC adheres to curriculum standards set by the Delaware Department of Education for family life education. Additionally, ARC provides workshops for parents in schools and community centers with the goal of helping adults communicate effectively with their children on topics related to human sexuality.

Counseling and Medical Services
ARC provides clinic-based counseling and medical services in New Castle and Kent Counties, designed to meet the unique needs of teenagers. Teens receive individual education and counseling each time they are seen for medical care. Parent and/or partner counseling is also available. Males and females 12 to 20 years old may receive the following services:
  • Counseling
  • Birth Control
  • STD Testing/Treatment
  • HIV Testing
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy testing and options counseling
  • Pelvic Examinations
All services are confidential. Fees are determined using a sliding scale based on the income of the teen – but most services are free. Donations are always welcome! ARC also has a Registered Dietician at each clinic who meets with teens to discuss the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

Medical Services Locations and Hours:
No appointments are needed. Adolescents wishing to meet with a counselor and medical provider should come to a convenient clinic location during the appropriate clinic times.

Children & Families First
2005 Baynard Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802
Wednesday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Westside Family Healthcare
1802 W. 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
Tuesday 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Westside Family Healthcare
Brookside Plaza
27 Marrows Road
Newark, DE 19713
Thursday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Children & Families First
91 Wolf Creek Blvd.
Dover, DE 19901
Thursday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Telephone Hotline
ARC counselors provide information and support on topics related to clinic services, contraception, pregnancy, and overall sexual health. Callers may remain anonymous.

Hotline hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


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