Frequently Asked Questions

When should I get an ultrasound?

After taking a pregnancy test that has a positive result, you should then confirm the pregnancy by having a limited ultrasound. An ultrasound will provide you with important information about your pregnancy that can inform your decision-making process. An ultrasound can detect a fetal heartbeat, let you know how far along your pregnancy has progressed, and tell you where the pregnancy is developing. All of this is crucial information to help you determine what your next steps should be.

How do I know if I am pregnant?

If you had unprotected sex or experienced a birth control mishap, you might be wondering if you are pregnant. The best way to find out for sure is to take a pregnancy test and have an ultrasound. If you haven’t yet done this, there are signs that you can look for that will indicate pregnancy. The most well-known sign is a missed period, but there are plenty of others that you might notice. Other symptoms include:

  • Nausea (morning sickness)
  • Bleeding or cramping
  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Frequent urination
  • Atypical food aversions or cravings
  • Darkening of the nipples

If you notice any of these symptoms, it could mean you are pregnant. We recommend that you contact us today for a free pregnancy test in our center.

What are the signs of an STD?

Most often, someone with an STD has no symptoms. So, unfortunately, if you are sexually active but symptom-free, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you or your partner are not infected. The need for STD testing is based on one’s age and also risk factors or risk behaviors.

Occasionally, a sexually transmitted infection will produce symptoms such as:

  • Burning with urination
  • Discharge
  • Odor
  • Cramping
  • Spotting or discomfort with sex
  • Bumps or sores

Symptoms like these should be explored with our qualified healthcare provider.

How much will my appointment cost?

Because our top concern is providing all of our visitors with access to the services and compassionate support they need, our pregnancy testing and ultrasounds are free, and we offer low-cost STD testing and treatment*.

*A coupon for free STD testing is available when you come to PRC Grand Rapids for pregnancy testing services. All fees can be waived if you are 17 years or younger.

Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?

Yes. We know this can be a stressful and anxiety-filled time in your life, so we encourage our visitors to bring a friend or close family member with them. You do not have to go on your pregnancy journey alone, and you don’t have to come to your appointment alone either.

How do I know if I need an ultrasound?

After a free pregnancy test in our center, we can also provide you with a free ultrasound if your test is positive (some restrictions apply).

Will my insurance provider find out about my appointment?

No. At PRC Grand Rapids, all our services are free or low cost and we do not bill insurance, so your insurance provider will not be notified regarding your visit to our center.

Do you offer free pregnancy testing?

Yes. We offer free, lab-quality pregnancy testing in our center, which is up to 99 percent accurate and can detect a pregnancy as soon as you miss a period.

Do you perform abortions?

We do not perform abortions or provide abortion referrals at our center. However, we provide accurate and trustworthy information about abortion procedures and risks. We strive to provide you with all the necessary information that you will need to make an educated decision about your pregnancy that will make you feel comfortable in the long run. We will also answer any of your questions. It is important to make sure you have trustworthy information to help make your decision. All the information that we provide is given in a non-judgmental setting, so you can rest assured that the decision is yours alone to make. We are here to help you in any way that we can. Contact us if you would like our assistance.