Do I need to bring anything?
How much are your services?
Our services are free of charge. We welcome both appointments and walk-ins based on availability. Appointments help guarantee you'll be seen at the time you desire. Contact us for information or appointments.
I am 15 years old. Do I need parental permission?
No. In Maryland, parental permission or notification is not required for our services.
Will you keep my information confidential?
Yes. We abide by HIPAA policies.
We use lab-quality, high sensitivity urine pregnancy tests that detect the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone that is normally produced by the placenta and is an excellent marker for confirming pregnancy. You do not need to bring in a urine sample nor do you need to provide a morning sample. We have a facility for you to provide a sample at our clinic.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be difficult and stressful. It is a time to make many important choices and decisions. It can be tempting to find a quick fix and not seek information on options available, because thinking about the choices is painful. It may also be difficult if you do not have someone to help you look at these decisions. Our counselors are here to help you make healthy, informed, and livable choices in a supportive, compassionate environment. Whether it is finding out information on parenting, finances, breaking the news to parents, looking into adoption, or discussing the risks of abortion, we are here to help support you. We also provide counseling services to men who are facing this crisis with their partners.
If you are considering abortion, it is important to make sure your pregnancy is viable. A viable pregnancy means one that is capable of developing under normal conditions. Approximately 30% of all pregnancies result in a miscarriage. An abortion performed when a pregnancy is not viable can result in unnecessary physical and emotional trauma and unnecessary expense. We offer free, state-of-the-art sonograms as early as 7 weeks in pregnancy to determine viability if you are considering abortion.
Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection Testing
Free testing for women is offered for the following STD/STIs: Hepatitis B, Herpes, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Bacterial Vaginitis and Yeast. HIV/AIDS testing will be offered in 2007. Download our STD/STI Services brochure.
We can provide you with a supply of vitamins to help both you and your baby off to the best start.
Life Sense Education Program
We offer several educational workshops for both women and men. Life Sense also allows you to earn a baby layette of starter items if you are in need. Most people participate during their pregnancy, but participants are welcome whether or not they are expecting a baby. These classes are approximately 1-1.5 hours in length and are one-time sessions. Click here for more information, to see the monthly schedule, and for registration instructions.
Post Abortion Counseling
Some women and men have found that they are experiencing difficulty in their lives, months or even years after their abortion(s). These difficulties may range from feelings of guilt and anger to severe depression, and are often referred to as "Post Abortion Syndrome." We offer special confidential counseling by counselors trained in Post Abortion Syndrome to help people work through these difficult emotions.