Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an appointment cost?
All appointments and services at Hope Women's Resource Clinic are entirely free; this is made possible through the generous support of individuals and organizations.
How do I know if I am pregnant?
Will anyone find out about my appointment?
No. Your visit is protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) because your privacy is our top priority. We follow the national standards and never disclose your visit or personal health information without your permission.
Can I bring someone with me?
What are the signs of an STI/STD?
Pain/burning when you urinate or have sex.
Discharge from the vagina, penis, anus, or throat.
Unexplained rash or lesion in the genital area.
When should I have an ultrasound performed?
Professionals recommend an ultrasound after receiving a positive pregnancy test result. After you complete a pregnancy test at our facility, we can provide free limited ultrasounds based on criteria determined by our medical staff.
intrauterine pregnancy (confirm that the pregnancy is inside the uterus)
gestational age (use measurements to more accurately describe the age of your pregnancy)
estimated due date (use measurements to find a more precise due date)
heart rate (measure the fetal heart rate)
Who will perform my ultrasound?
Our Medical Professionals on staff are certified to perform the limited ultrasound exams that we offer. In addition, we have a licensed physician (or medical doctor, M.D.) who serves as our Medical Director providing the standing order for examinations and a licensed radiologist reviewing and signing off on all ultrasound reports.
What medical services do you provide?
All medical services are free and include pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, STI/STD testing, and limited STI/STD treatment. Our Medical Professionals perform all testing under orders from a licensed physician. We also provide referrals for situations that are beyond our scope of services.
Do you provide contraceptives?
No. We do not provide contraceptives or contraceptive services. However, we encourage you to talk with your Primary Care Doctor about contraceptive needs.
What STIs/STDs do you test for and treat?
Our Medical Professionals test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis C, and HIV via blood and urine samples. Baptist Hospital and the CDD process your samples through their labs. You will receive your results in our clinic one week after testing. Should your test come back positive, some treatments will be administered on-site by our Medical Professionals; others may require a referral to a facility better equipped to treat you.
Do you do blood work for pregnancy?
No. Our urine pregnancy testing can detect the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as early as seven days after conception or 21-24 days after the first day of your last period. However, we recommend calling to schedule an appointment after your period is three days or more late for the most accurate results. Our tests are over 99% accurate. We only perform urine pregnancy tests; blood work is performed with our STI/STD panel but does not test for pregnancy.
What do I need for my appointment?
Full bladder (do not urinate 1 hour before your appointment, start hydrating the day before)
Food in your stomach (eat before you arrive, especially if you are receiving STI/STD testing)
Will I receive official documentation for my appointment?
Yes. Our Medical Professionals will provide you with proof of positive or negative pregnancy: an official document you can use for insurance/Medicaid purposes. In addition, we can give you a form to verify your appointment with us should you need proof for your employer/school. We can also offer referrals for other services you may need regarding your pregnancy/non-pregnancy.