Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know I'm Pregnant?
Don’t get caught worrying about being pregnant before you are sure. A missed period is the most common indicator.
Common pregnancy symptoms include:
- Late period
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Frequent urination
- Nausea or vomiting
- Lightheadedness or fainting
- Food cravings or aversions
- Darkening of the nipples
We will provide you with a free of charge, lab-certified pregnancy test. You will have the results during your appointment.
Please be aware that there are other medical conditions that can cause these symptoms.
Why Do I Need To Have a Missed Period?
To receive an accurate pregnancy test result, you will want to wait to take a pregnancy test until at least the day of your missed period. If your periods are irregular, you may need to wait longer for a positive result.
I Have a Positive Pregnancy Test, Now What?
Verify your pregnancy by making an appointment with us! Only a licensed physician can diagnose pregnancy. If you have a positive test at PRC of the Valleys, you may qualify for an onsite, limited ultrasound referral.
What Will An Ultrasound Show Me?
An ultrasound will help determine what your pregnancy options are. An ultrasound show you three things:
- The placement of your pregnancy (if it’s within your uterus)
- The viability of your pregnancy
- How far along you are
Contact us today to talk about how to receive an ultrasound.
What Is Plan B?
Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, is a type of emergency birth control (contraception). It’s normally used to prevent pregnancy for women who’ve had unprotected sex, or whose birth control failed.
There are serious side effects of the morning-after pill (plan B), which include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Breast tenderness
- Bleeding between periods or heavier menstrual bleeding
- Lower abdominal pain or cramps
Will My Visit Be Confidential?
Most definitely! All information shared during your relationship as a client with the center and its representatives will be kept in the strictest confidence except as required by law or as required for the protection of you or others.
Do I Need An Appointment?
Walk-ins are always welcome! To minimize your wait time, you may want to schedule an appointment.
What Should I Bring To My Appointment?
The only thing you will need to bring to your appointment is a photo ID. No insurance needed.
Will My Insurance Company Know about My Appointment?
Our services are free of charge to you. We do not bill insurance or require to see an insurance card or any form of payment when you come in for your appointment. This ensures that you get the resources and services you need in a completely confidential* manner.
*As confidential as allowable by state law.
How Much Will It Cost?
All services are free of charge! We support our clients free of charge because we care.
Do You Offer STI Testing?
Joseph A.DePra, Physician, PLLC will be offering free of charge limited STI testing (Gonorrhea and Chlamydia), on site, in conjunction with a positive pregnancy test.