How accurate is the pregnancy test?
Our tests are laboratory rated and 99% accurate. Urine-based pregnancy tests detect the hCG hormone in a pregnant woman’s system. Since the production of hCG can vary greatly from woman to woman, sometimes as much as 20 fold, time periods when a “positive” test occurs can also vary. Our pregnancy tests can often detect some women’s hCG level as early as 7 days after conception (21-24 days after the first day of your last period), although some women’s hCG level is not detectable until at least one week after a missed period.
How do I know if I am pregnant?
The easiest way to determine if you are pregnant is to take a free pregnancy test at our center. Just because your period is late doesn’t always mean you are pregnant. Stress, hormonal changes, weight gain or loss are all possible reasons for a change in your menstrual cycle. We recommend you wait until the week after your period should have started. Learn more about our free pregnancy tests here.
When should I get an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is the next step following a positive pregnancy test. It will give you vital information such as how far along you are, if your pregnancy is viable, and if it is located in your uterus. This is information you will need to move forward. We offer free limited ultrasounds to both those in crisis pregnancies and those in a non-crisis pregnancy. Learn more about them here.
How are you funded?
We are funded by the generous support of individuals, organizations, and grants. We receive no state or federal funding for any of our services.
Do my parents need to know about my appointment?
For pregnancy test appointments: No. In the state of Oregon, pregnancy related services are considered confidential even for minors. However, we do encourage you to involve your parents if you are pregnant.
For limited OB ultrasound appointments: If you are 14 or younger we do require parental consent to perform the ultrasound. You are protected by HIPAA and other privacy laws.
Can I walk in or do I need to make an appointment?
We do accept walk-ins. However, it is best to make an appointment to make sure that we are available to meet with you, so you do not have to wait.
If I am unsure of what decision to make with my pregnancy can I still make an appointment?
Yes! Women considering all options are welcome here.
What do I need to bring to receive services?
A driver’s license or photo identification card is requested to receive services.
How much do your services cost?
All of our services are provided at no cost to our clients.
Do you provide or refer for abortions? Do I have to make a decision right away?
We do not provide or refer for abortion services. We believe women deserve to get information from a place that does not financially benefit from your decision and talk through their options in a pressure-free non-judgmental environment.
Do you provide contraceptives?
We believe your doctor is best positioned to talk with you about contraceptive needs. We do not provide contraceptives or contraceptive services.
Should I see a doctor if I have a second negative test and have not started my period?
If you have any medical concerns, you should see your health care provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, we can provide you with referrals when contacting our office.
Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period still doesn’t start?
Yes, you may be scheduled for another test. The hCG hormone concentration doubles approximately every 2.2 days during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Is a blood test more accurate?
A urine-based pregnancy test detects hCG hormone with 99% accuracy, whereas a blood test measures the hCG level, which is 100% accurate. So yes, a blood test is more accurate. We only provide urine pregnancy tests; your physician, clinic, or local health department can perform a blood test, to diagnose your pregnancy.
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