Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I'm pregnant?
It can be contemplative.jpgdifficult to know if you're pregnant because many pregnancy symptoms can be related to other issues or circumstances. The best way to know if you are really pregnant or not is to have a high-quality pregnancy screening.
Choices Pregnancy & Health offers laboratory quality pregnancy screening free of charge. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Will my information be confidential?
At Choices Pregnancy & Health, we have a very strict confidentiality policy, and we value your privacy. We will not tell anyone you visited us, unless you give us permission to do so. Our staff and volunteers work hard to protect your privacy and confidentiality. Choices will keep all information confidential except as required in Illinois law in the following circumstances: you are suicidal, homicidal, under age and are being abused or are abusing someone else. In these cases, state law requires that we report such instances.

Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are recommended, but we will accommodate walk-ins when possible if there is an available appointment time. In order to minimize your wait, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

How long does an appointment take?
lost-in-thought.jpgWe ask clients to plan to be at the center for about an hour. Many appointments are shorter than this, but we want to be sure that we have plenty of time to give you the information you want, address any questions you may have, perform the test and get the results. If you have a shortened time frame just let our staff know when you make your appointment so that we can accommodate your situation.

Why do I need an ultrasound?
An ultrasound will confirm that there is a fetal heartbeat (a live pregnancy) located where it should be (inside of the uterus) and estimate the gestational age of the fetus (how many weeks into the pregnancy you are)

How much does a pregnancy test or an ultrasound cost?
Services of Choices Pregnancy & Health are free of any charge to you.

Can I get birth control?
Choices Pregnancy & Health does not prescribe or refer for birth control. Your Doctor is your resource for birth control.

Do you have emergency contraception?
(The "morning-after" pill)
Choices Pregnancy & Health does not provide emergency contraception (Plan B or ella). We do have information on how it works, the possible side effects and a list of things you should know before you take it.

I already have a baby. Can you help me with diapers, formula, or other supplies?
Choices Pregnancy & Health does have a program that will help you provide all the necessary things you need for your baby. This program is free, but there are a few guidelines. Contact us to see if you qualify.