Find Out If You’re Pregnant
If you recently had unprotected sex or missed a period and think you may be pregnant, we can help. Our staff at First Care Clinic is here to support you and provide confidential services free of charge, including lab-quality pregnancy testing.
Finding out you may be unexpectedly pregnant can be scary, but our in-clinic pregnancy testing will let you know for sure if you are actually pregnant and help you make a plan to move forward. Make an appointment with us today if you think you may be pregnant.
When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?
Taking a pregnancy test too early can result in a false negative result. Pregnancy tests should be taken about a week after your missed period for more accurate results. This time allows for the hCG hormone, the hormone associated with pregnancy, to build up to a high enough level to be detected in a pregnancy test.
How does a pregnancy test work?
Pregnancy tests work by detecting the presence of the hCG hormone, which is the hormone associated with pregnancy. You will be asked to provide a urine sample in the clinic. A nurse will then perform a pregnancy test to detect levels of hCG to determine if you are pregnant.
If you take the test too early in your pregnancy, then the levels of hCG in your sample may not be high enough to be detected by a test. Pregnancy test results will be more accurate if you wait at least a week after a missed period.
If I am pregnant, what should I do next?
After a positive pregnancy test in our clinic, you should then get an ultrasound. Ultrasounds are used to confirm the pregnancy, determine how far along the pregnancy is, and ensure the pregnancy is viable.
First Care Clinic offers free ultrasounds to women who have had their pregnancy confirmed at a clinic. We can also provide verification of your pregnancy for health insurance purposes.
If you need health insurance, we can determine if you qualify for BadgerCare Express Enrollment. If you qualify, we can sign you up the same day and coverage will begin immediately. Make your appointment today to receive free pregnancy testing at First Care Clinic.
First Care Clinic offers consultations and evidence-based medical education about your pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services. Our medical personnel are available to help answer any questions you may have.