When should I take a pregnancy test?
While it’s possible to get accurate results before a missed period, most pregnancy tests are most accurate after a missed menstrual cycle.
What are my options if I am pregnant?
If you’re pregnant, you have options. Parenting, adoption and abortion are options you should be fully educated about before making a decision. We realize that this can be a scary and confusing time. The medical staff at Clear Choice is here to help you walk through your options, and help you make a decision that’s right for you.
How will I receive my test results?
You’ll receive the results of your pregnancy test at the time of your appointment. STD results take a few days to receive, so we will schedule a follow-up appointment for you at the time of your testing.
What about ultrasound?
An ultrasound is performed to confirm a viable pregnancy. If you have a positive pregnancy test, and if an ultrasound is indicated, one will be performed at no cost to you. Remember, a positive pregnancy test is only one indication that you’re pregnant. Even with a positive pregnancy test, you might not need an abortion. It’s important to have an ultrasound before you make a decision.
Do you prescribe birth control?
Clear Choice Clinic does not provide birth control, but is happy to provide information on your options and appropriate referrals when necessary.
Do you provide Plan B?
We don’t provide emergency contraception (Plan B, the Morning After Pill, etc.) but can provide important information regarding these options.
Do you offer services for men?
Yes! Since we know that an unplanned pregnancy affects the man involved, we encourage men to join their partners in learning about their options. With the woman’s consent,the male partner is welcomed to be present at any stage of the pregnancy appointment. Clear Choice also provides STD testing and treatment for both men and women. About half of our STD patients are men.
How do I prepare for my visit?
Please bring a picture ID, and don’t empty your bladder within two hours of your visit. Women should have nothing in the vagina for 48 hours prior to their visit.
Should I get tested for STDs?
If you are sexually active, getting tested for STDs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. At Clear Choice Clinic, you can have an open and honest conversation with your healthcare provider about the risks related to your sexual history, and receive a professional recommendation about which STDs you should be tested for. Your healthcare provider will talk with you about treatment options, and discuss how to move forward if you have a positive diagnosis. Click here for more information.
If I am under 18, do I need a parent’s permission for testing?
Because pregnancy and STDs can have such far reaching consequences, we always recommend that those under 18 years of age talk with their parents regarding their medical needs. However, we understand that in some cases that might feel impossible. Montana Sexual Health Reproductive laws allow us to treat your sexual health needs without parental consent. And because we keep our services free, there will be no need to bill your parent’s insurance in order to receive care. Your care at Clear Choice will remain confidential in accordance with state laws.