If you think you may be pregnant, the first step is to call us to schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test. We understand your need for the most accurate answer as soon as possible.
All of our Pregnancy Help Centers offer free quality pregnancy testing.
What is a pregnancy test and how does it work?
Pregnancy tests are designed to tell if your urine or blood contains a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone is produced right after a newly conceived baby attaches to the wall of a woman’s uterus.
This usually happens – but not always – about six days after conception has taken place. If you are pregnant, levels of hCG continue to rise rapidly, doubling every two to three days.
Two main types of pregnancy tests can let you know if you are pregnant: urine tests and blood tests.
Urine tests are done free of charge at all five of our Pregnancy Help Center locations. These tests can also be done at home or in a doctor’s office.
Blood tests are done at a doctor’s office, but are used less often than urine tests. These tests can detect pregnancy earlier than a urine test, or about six to eight days after ovulation, although tests results are not immediate as with a urine pregnancy test.
Our urine pregnancy tests are 97-99% accurate and can be done as early as two days after your first missed period.
We can provide the paperwork necessary for you to apply for Medicaid using our pregnancy test results.