For most women, the first visit to our center is to receive pregnancy testing free of charge. During this appointment you will meet one-on-one with a trained client advocate. After a brief medical history, a nurse will perform a pregnancy test. Our tests are laboratory rated urine tests which means you don't have to worry about a blood draw and you will have the results within minutes.
If your pregnancy test is positive, your advocate will offer education regarding all your options for pregnancy. You will have the opportunity to explore the pros and cons of all your options, take all the time needed to ask whatever questions you have, and learn about the comprehensive network of community resources available to you, including the value of scheduling a free of charge limited ultrasound.
As an accredited medical clinic, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Snohomish County provides essential services at no charge for at-risk women in Snohomish County, more than half of whom are uninsured. These essential services provide women with quick access to critical time-sensitive pregnancy diagnosis and information that will help them to decide whether obtaining additional medical care is urgent or can be postponed for a short while.
Reference: Information on this page gathered from referenced and reviewed articles on the Mayo Clinic website.
Ask the Nurse
Q: How accurate is the test?
A: Our urine pregnancy tests are the same kind used by hospitals and medical clinics. They can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as seven days after conception or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period. The test is over 99% accurate.
Q: Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn't start?
A: Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test. The hCG hormone doubles every 48 hours during the early weeks of pregnancy.
Q: What should I do if the second test is negative?
A; Many things can contribute to an irregular menstrual cycle. If you have concerns about missed periods and your pregnancy test continues to be negative, you should see your health care provider for a checkup. If you need assistance finding health care, PRC can give you a list of community resources.