What to Expect
When should I come in? If you have not yet missed your period, a negative test could be inconclusive. You should come in after you have missed a period, especially if you are experiencing other symptoms of pregnancy. These symptoms include: nausea, dizziness, tenderness of breasts, frequent urination, food cravings, headaches/backaches etc. Even if you have taken an at home test, we are able to verify a viable pregnancy and discuss options.
Is there a fee? What do I need to bring with me? No! All of our services are provided without charge to you. You only need your drivers license or passport.
What should I expect when I come in? Be prepared to show a photo ID when you come in as well as give a urine sample. Our appointment typically take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes each so please allow for that time.
Can I bring someone with me? You are welcome to bring someone with you for support and, with your permission, they will be able to participate in certain portions of your appointment – including the ultrasound. We value your privacy and there will be times where we will speak with you privately. We also encourage you to make other arrangements for your children, but understand it may not be possible. If that is the case, they are absolutely welcome.
Do you have a nurse on staff? We have a registered nurse that is in our offices every day to assist clients. We also have a doctor that facilitates our prenatal clinics.
Do you provide STD or STI testing? Traditionally we have provided these kinds of tests. However, STD and STI testing has been suspended at this time. Income based testing is available at the Lee County Health Department.
What if the pregnancy test is positive? If your test is positive depending on the date of your last period we may be able to perform an ultrasound at that appointment, or schedule one for a later date. All free of charge. This may be unexpected news but we have resources and information for all of your potential options.
Will I be “preached to” if I am interested in abortion? Absolutely not! Everyone who comes into Women’s Hope is provided with a client advocate. These peer counselors are supplied for you to use them as a resource. We do not refer for or perform abortions but we do provide a comfortable and nonjudgmental environment where you can learn about your options. These interactions are client led and this time is provided for discussion to be had about what is healthiest for you. We are concerned about your mental, physical, emotion and spiritual health.
Need To Cancel Or Reschedule?
If you have an appointment and need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know so we can make that time available to someone else. We accept walk-ins until 4PM if you find an unscheduled time to come in.
Contact us to schedule your appointment.