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Pregnancy Testing

Primary Care offers free and confidential pregnancy testing.

If you suspect pregnancy but haven't yet had a test, don't assume you are definitely pregnant. If your period is more than a few days late, we can check for pregnancy with a urine test.

The test used in Primary Care detects a pregnancy hormone in your urine, is 99% accurate and can be done while you wait. There is no charge for this test. If you prefer, you can test yourself with a home pregnancy test which you can buy at the local drugstore.

If you chose to be tested at Primary Care you will be asked to give a urine sample, the results can be read in minutes. If a negative result is obtained but pregnancy is suspected, the urine test needs to be repeated 3 days later with a first morning specimen. If a negative result is again obtained, you may be asked to return to Primary Care for a repeat test. Use condoms and spermicide during this time of uncertainty.

If the test determines you are pregnant, you need to consider the options available to you, either abortion or continuation of the pregnancy, either for yourself or for adoption. Think through the various possibilities and what they would mean to you. Talking with people you think will be supportive can be helpful.

Counseling Services (4-2092) offers individual counseling to help guide you through your decision or assist you in dealing with whatever feelings or issues that may arise as a result of your decision. Remember, whatever choice you make should be yours and no one else's.

If you decide to continue with the pregnancy we can refer you to obstetrical services and give you insurance information.

If at any point you might consider adoption, we can refer you to some excellent resources which include counseling.

If your choice is to have an abortion, we can give you a list of facilities that perform both medical and surgical abortions.