Frequently Asked Questions
What do your services cost?
All our services are offered at no cost to you, and you do not have to provide proof of insurance.
What are some of the most common pregnancy symptoms?
The most common symptom of pregnancy is a missed period. However, if you have irregular periods, this symptom may be misleading.
Other common pregnancy symptoms include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment today.
When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?
Generally, it is best to schedule an appointment when you are late for your period. Urine pregnancy tests analyze the hCG (human chorionic gonadatropin) that is secreted shortly after implantation. If you've taken a test and it looked inconclusive, try again first thing in the morning.
Whether or not you have taken a home test, you can make an appointment today to confirm your pregnancy.
Will my visit be confidential?
Absolutely. We adhere to a strict confidentiality policy. We will hold in confidence all the information you share unless the law requires otherwise.
May I bring my partner or a support person with me?
Yes, we encourage you to bring your partner with you, if possible. If he is unavailable, then feel free to bring a friend, parent or family member who is supportive of you and your wishes.
If someone insists on coming with you, but you do not want them in the consultation room with you, please let a staff member or client advocate know on your appointment form or upon arrival.
Do I need an appointment?
We recommend making an appointment online to be sure you are seen at your convenience. Walk-ins are welcome. If an appointment is available, we will do our best to see you that day.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
All of our services are free of charge. However, you will need to bring a photo ID with you. A student ID is acceptable if you do not have a driver’s license.
If I'm a minor, can I come alone?
Yes. We can still provide medical and support services to minors, regardless of your circumstances. We do not require a parent present.
Why would I need an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is the only method that can 100% confirm a pregnancy and determine how far along you are.
If you are considering abortion, it is very important that you first have an ultrasound to see if the pregnancy is viable. Abortion costs vary depending on how far along you are, which can also only be verified through a diagnostic ultrasound.
If you are wanting to continue your pregnancy, the nurse can calculate your approximate due date.
Is the morning after pill the same as the abortion pill?
Plan B, or the morning-after pill, is a form of emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is any type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure and are created to prevent pregnancy. One of the most common emergency contraceptive pills is called Plan B One-Step®.
The abortion pill, also known as RU-486, induces a medical or chemical abortion and is an option for women up to 70 days past their last known mentstrual period.
Come see us for information on emergency contraceptives and the abortion pill. We can provide free pregnancy testing and help you determine your next steps.
Is everything I say confidential?
We highly value the confidentiality of our patients and strive to offer discreet services to anyone needing reproductive health services.
We only share your information to those you ask us to disclose it to (your doctor or medical team.) The only exception to this is if your life is in danger or a crime as been committed.
If I am pregnant, why would I need STI testing?
An untreated STI can cause complications for you and your child if you choose to continue your pregnancy.
If you are considering an abortion, an untreated STI can cause futher infections and you should be tested and treated prior to scheduling an abortion.
Make an appointment for FREE testing today.