Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to get a pregnancy test? Do I need parental consent?

Anyone age 14 and above may receive pregnancy testing. Parental consent is not required.

How Do I Know If I Am Pregnant?

Usually, a late period is the first symptom of pregnancy. However, there are many other reasons your menstrual cycle could be off. Other pregnancy symptoms include tender breasts, feeling sick to your stomach, being really tired, and having to pee more often than usual. We have a whole section that explains pregnancy symptoms and what to do if you suspect you are pregnant. Take a closer look here.

What Are the Signs of an STI/STD?

Some STI/STDs have no noticeable symptoms. However, you do not have to have symptoms to be contagious; you can spread and receive the disease at any time and not even know it. Left untreated, it can lead to more significant complications later. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you get tested for a STI/STD any time you have had new or multiple sex partners. The Hope Clinic offers STI/STD tests free of charge. We even provide treatment of some STIs free of charge as well too. Take a closer look at our STI/STD testing here.

When Should I Get An Ultrasound?

A positive pregnancy test means you have the pregnancy hormone, hCG, in your body, but does not tell you how the pregnancy is progressing. Learning as much information as possible about your pregnancy can help you make an informed decision about your body. That is why you need to have an ultrasound following a positive clinical pregnancy test. We offer an ultrasound free of charge. Take a closer look at the importance of an ultrasound here.