The teenage years are the most memorable of our lives but they can also be the most stressful. For teens from families in medically underserved areas with meager financial resources and no insurance, the stress is often compounded by untreated medical and dental needs, and a lack of credible information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has consistently reported that medical issues are among the leading reasons why kids fall behind in school, and ultimately drop out. Specifically mentioned are untreated medical needs, chronic dental pain and unwanted teen pregnancy.
The staff and Board of Trustees of The Huntridge Teen Clinic are determined to help the underprivileged youth of our community as they grapple with these adult issues. Our goal is to remove medical impediments and help ensure these kids get an equal shot at academic and career success.
The Huntridge Teen Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established in 1994 initially as a medical clinic. The dental clinic was added in 1998. Since our founding twenty years ago, we have provided medical and dental care and counseling to thousands of underprivileged and at-risk teens. These are kids from families with meager financial resources, no insurance and few options. Some are homeless. The Huntridge Teen Clinic represents, in most cases, their only hope for the basic medical and dental care and counseling that most people take for granted.
The mission of The Huntridge Teen Clinic is to provide medical and dental care and counseling to uninsured, underserved and at-risk teenagers age 12-18 who are ineligible or unable to obtain care otherwise.
Our program is in need of financial support to continue providing medical and dental care to underserved and at-risk teens.