Frequently Asked Questions
1.) I already took a home pregnancy test. Why do I need to come in and be tested with you?
The pregnancy tests offered by our center are lab-quality, high-sensitivity urine tests with instant results.
At our center, pregnancy tests are generally up to 99% accurate and:
- Results will be known during your appointment
- Peer counseling is available
A positive urine pregnancy test suggests a pregnancy, but should always be confirmed, for example with an ultrasound. We refer for free ultrasound.
2.) I am 15; do my parents have to come with me?
No, you may come in alone. Even though you are a minor, you have the right to confidential help, except in those cases where mandatory reporting applies, such as suicide risk.
3.) What do you mean “understanding my options?”
In a time of crisis and young woman may feel she has no option to an unplanned pregnancy. We provide emotional support, education and information on adoption as well as parenting.
4.) I had sex last night and I think the condom broke. Can I come in today for a pregnancy test?
The hormones in your body that result in a positive pregnancy test can’t be detected until 9 to 11 days after fertilization. You just need to wait until after that period of time then come in for a test.
5.) Can I just come in whenever, or do I need an appointment?
No appointment is necessary for pregnancy test during office hours.
6.) Can I bring someone with me?
Yes you will find it helpful to have the support of family and friends.
7.) Do I need to bring anything with me to an appointment?
No, but there are two basic client forms you will need to complete.
8.) Will Refuge of Hope; a pregnancy resource center tell anyone that I came in for a pregnancy test?
Our services are confidential unless there is a threat to self or others.
9.) I think I’m pregnant, but I’m on the pill. What should I do?
It is possible to get pregnant on the pill. You will need to take a lab quality urine test, and if it is positive, we can assist you in ensuring a healthy pregnancy.
10.) How can I go see a doctor if I don’t have any insurance?
There are options available for people who need care even if they don’t have insurance. Refuge of Hope; a pregnancy resource center will provide you with a free pregnancy test. Referrals will be provided upon request.
11.) I just had an abortion and am confused. Can you help?
The process of recovering from an abortion is different for everyone. We offer support for women who have terminated a pregnancy recently or in the past. You can receive help in a group setting or one-on-one.
12.) Can I come in and get tested for STDs?
Refuge of Hope doesn’t offer STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) testing. But if you have put yourself at risk for an STD it is very important that you get tested. We will refer you to clinics that perform STD testing for minimal cost.
13.) Can a condom protect me from an STD/STI?
Condoms can only reduce the chance of infection with STDs like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Herpes and HPV are found on the external genitalia; places condoms don’t cover. The only guaranteed protection from these two STDs is refraining from any genital to genital or oral to genital contact.