If you suspect you may be pregnant, you can come to the Student Health Center to have a pregnancy test done. Having your suspicions confirmed or denied will help you decide what to do next.
To get a pregnancy test:
Call the Health Center appointment line at (757) 221-2998. You will be asked to come in and pick up a urinalysis cup. You will need to take the cup and collect a sample of your first urine of the day and then bring it back to the Health Center. Later that day, you can return to the health center by appointment to learn the results.
If the test is negative:
You will be asked to return for a second test if you do not have your period within 10-14 days, and to schedule a GYN exam if you have not had one within the last six months.
If you are not pregnant, talk to your health care provider about the symptoms you are having that made you suspect pregnancy. You may also want to schedule an appointment to learn more about your contraceptive options. Perhaps you may want to try a different method of birth control. If you haven't been using one, you may want to start.
If the test if positive:
You will receive counseling and references which address your options (carrying the pregnancy to full term, adoption alternatives, terminating the pregnancy). You need to make sure to give yourself time to explore your feelings and your options.
For more information or questions concerning pregnancy testing, please call the Health Center at (757) 221-4386.