Women’s Health administers pregnancy tests. You may schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test online at HealthyPackPortal, or by calling 919.515.2563. You may also buy an at-home pregnancy test kit at the Student Health Center Pharmacy. Keep in mind that both pregnancy tests and emergency contraception medication cost money. Check with your health insurance company to find out what your plan covers. Please call the Student Health Center Pharmacy 919.515.5040 for the current cost of an at-home pregnancy test kit.
You can take a pregnancy test as soon as your period is late. Pregnancy tests become more accurate the closer you get to the date you expect your period. A pregnancy test will be most accurate after you have missed your period.
If your pregnancy test is negative and you do not want to become pregnant, you can make an appointment at the Student Health Center to discuss methods of birth control with a healthcare provider.
If your pregnancy test is positive, whether your pregnancy is planned or unplanned, you may have questions you want to ask your healthcare provider. You may also have physical symptoms to discuss with a healthcare provider. If you need help deciding about abortion or adoption, you may wish to review the local and national resources below in order to inform your decision.
If you plan to continue the pregnancy, you will need prenatal care. Check with your health insurance company to find a list of nearby obstetricians, or doctors who specialize in the care and treatment of people during pregnancy and childbirth.