Services

Services offered at hope pregnancy resource center

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PREGNANCY TESTING
ULTRASOUNDS
LIMITED STD TESTING AND TREATMENT
AFTER-ABORTION CARE

PREGNANCY TESTING
Anyone who comes to Hope is given the opportunity to receive a free pregnancy test. Urine pregnancy tests are 97%-99% accurate 7-10 days after conception. Our free pregnancy test is administered by a licensed medical professional. You will receive your test results immediately in a private, warm, and compassionate environment. If your test is positive for pregnancy, you will be offered a free ultrasound. If your test is negative for pregnancy and your menstrual cycle is late, it could be too early to know for sure. You will be invited to come back in 7-10 days for a retest.

What do I need to bring with me to get free pregnancy testing?
When you come in for an appointment, please be prepared to provide a valid form of photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • A State Issued Driver’s License
  • A US Military ID
  • A Government Issued ID
  • A Student ID

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ULTRASOUNDS
Are you pregnant and considering an abortion? Do you have your abortion scheduled? Although Hope does not provide abortion services or refer for abortions, we can provide you a free ultrasound and nurse consultation. An ultrasound is an important step before you have an abortion.

An ultrasound can give you three pieces of important information:

  1. How many weeks you are pregnant. The abortion procedures and risks vary depending upon how far along you are in your pregnancy.
  2. That your baby has a heartbeat. Almost one third of all pregnancies naturally terminate and you may not need an abortion.
  3. That your pregnancy is properly placed inside of your uterus. A tubal (ectopic) pregnancy can be dangerous to your health. For this reason, you would be referred to the Emergency Room for a suspected ectopic pregnancy.

We can also offer you information on abortions and give you a list of questions to ask your abortion provider. You deserve the best care and we can give you information on what you should expect from an abortion provider!

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Please note that the limited obstetrical ultrasound examination is not intended to diagnose any abnormalities or problems.

Who will conduct the ultrasound?
Obstetrical ultrasound examinations will be provided by the licensed, Registered Nurses who are trained in limited obstetrical ultrasound. The nurses are female and report to Hope’s volunteer medical director, who reviews each client’s chart.

How should I prepare for an ultrasound?
You do not need to do anything to prepare for your ultrasound. We do recommend that you wear a loose-fitting, two-piece outfit for the examination as this will prevent you from having to re-adjust your clothing during the ultrasound exam.

What do I need to bring with me to get a free, limited obstetrical ultrasound? 
When you come in for an appointment, please be prepared to provide a valid form of photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • A State Issued Driver’s License
  • A US Military ID
  • A Government Issued ID
  • A Student ID
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LIMITED STD TESTING AND TREATMENT
For clients who have positive urine pregnancy tests and are considering abortion, we offer testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia free of charge. We also offer treatment without charge if the Gonorrhea or Chlamydia test results are positive.

Women who seek prenatal care are routinely tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections. Women who seek abortions are not routinely tested. We provide this service to improve women’s health outcomes.

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are common sexually transmitted bacterial infections that are treatable.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that many women do not  realize they are infected because they have no symptoms. If not treated prior to an abortion these infections may cause serious health problems. During an abortion these organisms can be carried from the vagina up into the uterus. When this occurs, a second condition called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) may develop.

Immediate symptoms of PID can be mild and even non-existent, but the effects are long lasting. According to the CDC, 1 in 8 women with a history of PID experience difficulty getting pregnant. PID is known to cause scarring of the fallopian tubes, increasing the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. This may result in serious maternal complications, even death.

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AFTER-ABORTION CARE
Hope provides a safe and confidential setting for you to discuss your emotions following an abortion.

Although you may experience an immediate feeling of relief following an abortion, you may struggle with your choice afterwards. As time goes on, you may find yourself trying to cope with unexpected feelings. It is common for women to have difficulty talking about these feelings and many feel isolated and alone.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms following your abortion, please contact us to learn more about how to receive support during this challenging time.

  • Sadness
  • Long-term grief reactions
  • Anger
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Guilt
  • Flashbacks
  • Memory repression
  • Suicidal ideas
  • Increased alcohol and drug use
  • Difficulty keeping close relationships
  • Depression
  • Despair
  • Regret
  • Hopelessness

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CONTACT US

Hope Pregnancy Center
208 Howard Street,
Boone, NC

CALL (828) 265-HELP
TEXT (828) 278-9642

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY9:00 – 4:00
TUESDAY9:00 – 4:00
WENDSDAY9:00 – 4:00
THURSDAY9:00 – 4:00
FRIDAY9:00 – 2:00

APPOINTMENT HOURS

MONDAY9:30 – 3:00
WEDNESDAY9:30 – 3:00
FRIDAY9:00 – 1:00

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