Licensed by the State of California as a California Community Clinic.

The Pregnancy Help Center is committed to providing you with everything you need to make an informed choice. We believe you have a right to get accurate information from a resource that will not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions. All our services are free and confidential. We do not offer birth control, emergency contraception, medical exams, blood testing, emergency medical treatment, or legal services. We do not provide or refer for abortions.

 

  • Childbirth Preparation & Other Classes
  • Additional Medical Services
  • Legal Services
  • Adoption
  • Maternity Housing
  • Baby Care Items
  • Professional Relationship & Personal Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Bilingual Client Advocates
Q. Do you charge for your services?

A. All our services are free, including pregnancy and STI testing (Sexually Transmitted Infection, also known as STD) and limited obstetric ultrasound.

Q. Should I make an appointment before coming in?

A. Yes, appointments are required for STI testing, and we strongly suggest you make an appointment for pregnancy testing. You can call the Center at 310-320-8976 or request an appointment on this site. Thursday evening appointments must be made by calling the Center. Please note that your appointment isn’t confirmed until you’ve received a confirmation phone call or email from us.

Q. How long will my appointment take?

A. Plan on a minimum of 45 minutes. STI testing can be done at the same time as pregnancy testing. When we confirm your appointment, we’ll give you instructions to prepare for your testing.

Q. What are the symptoms of early pregnancy?

A. Some symptoms of early pregnancy may include a missed period, nausea and morning sickness, swollen or tender breasts, and fatigue. Learn more here.

Q. Are you a medical clinic and will I be seen by a doctor?

A. We’re a licensed medical clinic and our Medical Director is a licensed Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Pregnancy and STI tests are administered by a Registered Nurse. If you have a positive pregnancy test here at the clinic and don't have insurance, you can receive a free, limited ultrasound with the R.N. (if at least six weeks pregnant).

Q. Is your pregnancy test the same as I can purchase in the store?

A. Our urine pregnancy test is more sensitive than most home tests to detect hormone levels in early pregnancy. We do not do blood work.

Q. Can I make an appointment for ultrasound only?

A. The first step is to make an appointment for a free pregnancy test. If your test is positive, a registered nurse will determine if you’re a candidate for ultrasound. Ultrasound is done to verify a viable pregnancy. You may receive only one ultrasound scan.

Q. What STIs do you test for?

A. We provide testing and treatment for chlamydia only. We can refer you for HIV and other tests and/or treatment if necessary.

Q. When will I get my Pregnancy or STI test results?

A. The R.N. will give you your pregnancy test results immediately. STI test results are usually available within seven days or less, and you’ll receive a call from the R.N.

Q. What kind of counseling services do you provide?

A. Our trained, volunteer client advocates can listen to your feelings and concerns about your pregnancy. We do not provide professional counseling services and can refer you to outside professional counselors, including post-abortion counseling if needed.

Q. What are the potential side effects of abortion?

A. Some potential side effects may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramping, dizziness, fatigue, spotting and bleeding.

SAFE SURRENDER:
In the state of California, the law that allows a parent or person with lawful custody of a baby to SAFELY SURRENDER (give up) a baby confidentially and without fear of prosecution (legal action) within 72 hours of birth. This law provides a safe alternative to mothers who are unwilling or unable to keep their newborn babies. For more information, click here.