PREGNANCY OPTIONS COUNSELING


Most patients coming to the SHS for a free pregnancy test receive pregnancy options counseling while waiting to receive their results. This short counseling session provides the patient with unbiased information about reproductive health and patients who have a positive pregnancy test are given referrals for all options including parenting, abortion, and adoption.

To get a free pregnancy test at Student Health Services, no appointment is needed; you can just walk into the clinic and be seen by a triage nurse. You can also buy a home pregnancy test at the Student Health Services pharmacy.

If you are pregnant and would like to discuss your options, you can meet with a health educator who has training in pregnancy options counseling. During this session, all of your options will be discussed and you will receive referrals for all options. To schedule an appointment for pregnancy options counseling, call the Student Health Services at (562) 985-4609.

Referrals are also listed below for your convenience:

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Prenatal care is important to begin as soon as possible during your pregnancy in order to deliver a healthy baby. This means visiting a doctor who will provide you with information about how to take proper care of yourself during pregnancy and help you with any medical conditions.

If you have health insurance and need assistance finding a provider that is covered by your health plan, please call the Student Health Services at (562) 985-4771 to schedule an appointment with the Referral Nurse.

If you do not have health insurance, you can receive care through St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach.

(562) 491-9047

https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical/services/maternal-child-health/mary-hilton-mother-child-center

Healthcare Benefits Assistance (Covered California plans and Extended Medi-Cal) and have a Medi-Cal enrollment specialist on site.

  • Free pregnancy tests (no appointment necessary)
  • Health Education Classes
  • High Risk Pregnancy Care
  • Prenatal Care Classes
  • Prenatal Tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Breastfeeding Assistance

Family Planning Associates
(562) 595-5653
2777 Long Beach Blvd #200
Long Beach, CA 90806
http://www.fpawomenshealth.com/locations/long-beach-ca/

Planned Parenthood
(800) 576-5544 or (800) 230-PLAN
2690 Pacific Ave, Suite 370
Long Beach, CA 90806
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Women's Care Center Torrance
(310) 715-2323
18051 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite C
Torrance, CA 90504
http://www.womensmedcarecenter.com/

The National Pro-choice Adoption Collaborative
https://prochoiceadoption.org/

Open Adoption & Family Services
(800) 772-1115
https://www.openadopt.org/