Frequently Asked Questions
The on-site pregnancy tests offered by our center are lab-quality, high-sensitivity urine tests with instant results. These tests are accurate as early as 7 to 10 days after conception, usually before a missed period. These tests are up to 99 percent accurate, which is a higher rate than the average home pregnancy test.
No, you can come in alone. Even though you are a minor, you have the right to confidential help, except in cases where mandatory reporting applies, such as suicide risk. We won’t provide your records or any information about you to any person without written authorization from you. We won’t even tell anyone you came to our door without your written permission.
The hormones in your body that result in a positive pregnancy test can’t be detected until 9 to 11 days after fertilization. You need to wait until after that period of time to call and we will set up an appointment for a pregnancy test.
We want to make sure we have a special time set aside to talk with you so it’s usually best to have an appointment. However, if you are unable to make an appointment, you can stop in and we will do the best we can to see you right away.
Absolutely! It is important to have the support of friends and/or family during an uncertain time. After the initial assessment we can ask your guest to join us–if you choose. It is all up to you.
To protect your confidentiality you will need to bring your valid photo ID. A driver’s license or student ID will work. You will be asked to fill out intake forms but no insurance is required and all services are free (some tests require a lab fee, but you will know that ahead of time and choose whether or not you want to have those tests done).
Any and all information shared with us will be kept in the strictest confidence except as required by law or as required for the protection of yourself or others. You don’t have to worry if your family or friends will find out. We will do everything we can to protect your privacy. Even parking at our building can be fairly confidential. When you park on the back side of our building, your vehicle is less likely to be seen from the highway.
There are options available for people who need care even if they don’t have insurance. MyLife Medical will provide you with a free pregnancy test, and if necessary, a free ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy. If you qualify we will be able to provide limited prenatal care until Medicaid is confirmed. We can even help you fill out the Medicaid forms to get things rolling.
The process of recovering from an abortion is different for everyone. We offer support for women who have terminated one or more pregnancies whether it was a recent abortion or many years ago. You can receive help in a group setting or one-on-one. We also offer the same service to men who have been involved in an abortion decision.
You may be wondering: “Why do I need help after my abortion experience?” Many women and men have come to MyLife Medical for support. They realize they can’t deal with all of the unexpected consequences on their own. We are here for you, no matter what.
If you have been sexually intimate orally, anally, or vaginally, OR had contact with someone’s genital area, you have put yourself at risk for an STD. It’s really that simple. Since there are many types of STDs it is important that you get tested regularly. We can provide four of these tests at no charge to you. Some STD tests do carry a small lab fee.
Condoms can only reduce the chance of infection with STDs. Some STDs (such as Herpes & HPV) are found on the external genitalia, a place condoms don’t cover. The only guaranteed protection from these STDs is refraining from any genital to genital contact at all. Anything other than that and you need to get tested.
Some STDs have a longer incubation period than others meaning that you can test negative for that STD because it hasn’t begun to make changes in your body yet, but still be there. Plus, if you have been sexually active with someone else since your initial test or if the person you are with has been with someone else, you need to be retested as you may have been infected since your initial test.
MyLife Medical Center does not offer the morning after pill or Plan B. However, knowledge is power. We have information on the morning after pill and other types of medical abortions that you need to know before making that important decision. Contact us today for an appointment to come in to discuss this information.
Option Line is available 24/7 by calling 800.395.4357. You can visit their website (www.optionline.org) to search for a center in your area that can assist you.
Like many hospitals and medical centers, MyLife does not perform or refer for abortion. However, we do offer accurate information about abortion, as well as pregnancy options counseling, tests, and ultrasounds. MyLife should be your first stop prior to an abortion provider. We can probably see you today. Contact us to set up an appointment.