Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions
Check out some of our most frequently asked questions here, or contact us if you don’t see your question.
First, you will be warmly welcomed to our comfortable pregnancy resource clinic by a caring receptionist. You will fill out a couple forms and then meet with a Client Advocate for a confidential intake. The Client Advocate is a woman who is trained, compassionate, non-judgmental, and an excellent listener. You will have the chance to share how you are feeling and get your questions answered. All of our services are free and confidential, including Pregnancy Testing at Options for Women, STI / STD Testing, Ultrasound, and Support. If you received a medical service, you will be connected with a Nurse to answer any medical questions. After your first visit, we will continue to be here as a source of support for you as long as you need us. We are a resource for you, and you are in the driver’s seat.
Absolutely! Having a friend visit with you can really help you feel at-home and supported. You may bring anyone you like. However, your visitor will be invited to wait comfortably in the lobby area while you meet with a Client Advocate. This will allow you the space and privacy you need to confidentially ask questions and discuss your needs. Your friend / family member can join you later in the visit if you would like. Your comfort is our priority!
Options for Women’s pregnancy tests are of laboratory quality, with a sensitivity level equal to or better than any other urine pregnancy test currently available. Clinical research on our pregnancy tests demonstrated them to have a 100% reliability rate with the market’s other popular test brands. However, there are a variety of factors that can affect test accuracy.
The benefits of receiving pregnancy testing at Options for Women include: access to limited obstetrical ultrasound for test confirmation if results are positive, opportunity to meet with a trained caring Client Advocate and talk to a Nurse to have your questions answered and receive support, choice to also receive an STI / STD test if desired, connection to resources and support so you do not have to be alone.
STIs / STDs can be spread through any type of sexual contact: vaginal, oral, and anal. However, many times you may not have or not notice symptoms right away.
- There are more than 25 different major STIs / STDs.
- At least 25% of Americans will contact an STI / STD at some time during their life.
- When you have had sex with someone, you have also been exposed to any STI / STD your partner’s past partners carried.
If you have had sex since last being tested, have had a new sexual partner, or your partner has been with someone else, don’t wonder anymore. Birth control does not offer protection from STIs / STDs, and condoms cannot provide 100% protection either. Get tested, get informed, get peace of mind. Because you and your health are worth it.