I already bought a pregnancy test. Why do I need to come in and be tested with you?

Our lab quality tests are just like the ones you’d get in a doctor’s office or hospital. Home pregnancy tests are usually very accurate, but not always. Your health, as well as your baby’s health, is very important. If your test with us is positive, we may offer an ultrasound to see if you have a viable pregnancy and for you to learn exactly how far along you are. These are the first important steps you’ll need to take to start considering your options for your best possible future.

I had sex last night and I think the condom broke. Can I come in today for a pregnancy test?

The hormones in your body that result in a positive pregnancy test can’t be detected until 9 to 11 days after fertilization. You will need to wait until you have missed a period or experienced other pregnancy symptoms, then call, and we will get you in for a free pregnancy test.

Can I just come in whenever, or do I need an appointment?

We want to make sure we have a special time set aside to talk with you, so it’s usually best to have an appointment. Feel free to stop in, though, during office hours Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM if that’s not possible. Our appointment line is answered Monday through Saturday 8AM to 8PM. Call 712-224-2000.

How long does an appointment last?

We tell our patients to plan for a one-hour visit. This helps us get to know you so we can determine how to best help you.

Do I need to bring anything with me to an appointment?

To protect your confidentiality, you’ll need to bring your valid photo ID. A driver’s license or student ID will work. Should it be necessary, we are unable to release your records to another provider without a valid photo ID.

Can I bring a friend or family member with me?

We understand needing friends or family during times like this, so feel free to bring someone along. We want to be there for you, too.

I think I’m pregnant, but I’m on birth control. What should I do?

Even though it’s rare, it is possible to get pregnant while on birth control. It’s important to know if you are pregnant, so you should definitely come in for a test. If it’s positive, we may offer you a free ultrasound.

How can I go see a doctor if I don’t have any insurance?

There are options available for people who need care even if they don’t have insurance. Her Health Women’s Center will provide you with a free pregnancy test. If it’s positive, we may perform an ultrasound and provide a pregnancy verification form that can be used for Medicaid application at Health and Human Services.

I went to the doctor and found out I was pregnant. Can I come in for a free ultrasound?

Her Health Women’s Center provides ultrasounds to verify pregnancy and determine how far along you are after a positive pregnancy test result here at the center. For those women who have already been to the doctor for a pregnancy test, ultrasounds will be determined on a case-by-case basis. You may still qualify for an ultrasound here after we have asked you a few questions. Just give us a call at 712-224-2000.

Can I come in for a free ultrasound to find out the sex of my baby?

The purpose of the ultrasounds we offer is to confirm a pregnancy after a positive pregnancy test. We don’t provide ultrasounds just to determine the sex of the baby.

What does “after abortion help” mean?

The process of recovering from an abortion is different for everyone. Her Health Women’s Center offers sensitive and confidential support for women who have terminated one or more pregnancies and men who have been involved with an abortion, whether it was a recent abortion or many years ago. Please contact us if you have questions about our after abortion help.

If I’ve already had an abortion, what can you do to help me?

Her Health Women’s Center is here no matter what choices you’ve made. Sometimes that just means listening. We want to offer what you need to heal or find hope for a new day–unconditionally. Simply call us at 712-224-2000 to learn what that might look like for you.

How do I know if I’ve been exposed to a STD?

If you’ve had vaginal, anal or oral sex, you may have put yourself at risk for an STD. It’s really that simple.

What’s the difference between a STD and a STI?

STD stands for “sexually transmitted disease.” STI stands for “sexually transmitted infection.”

Can I get the morning-after pill at Her Health Women’s Center?

Her Health Women’s Center doesn’t offer the morning-after pill, or Plan B. However, it’s important for you to rule out pregnancy from any previous sexual activity, so if that’s a possibility for you, feel free to schedule an appointment.

Can I get birth control at Her Health Women’s Center?

We don’t provide or refer for contraceptives.

I was at a party last night and when I woke up this morning I felt like someone might have taken advantage of me sexually. What do I do now?

First of all, no matter what the circumstances were – rape or sexual assault – it is NEVER the fault of the victim. Secondly, for both your physical and emotional health you need to seek immediate professional help. If you find yourself in a situation involving sexual assault we recommend that you contact the local police department, hospital emergency room or college campus security right away. Also, the Counsel on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (CSADV) 712-258-7233 is a helpful resource if you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault. If you think you may be pregnant or want someone to talk to, please contact us.

I don’t live near Sioux City, Iowa. Where can I go to find a pregnancy center near me?

Option Line is available 24/7 by calling 800.395.4357. You can jump onto their website to search for a center in your area that can assist you – optionline.org.

Can a condom protect me from a STD?

Condoms can only reduce the chance of infection with STDs like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Herpes and HPV are found on the external genitalia; a place condoms don’t cover. The only guaranteed protection from these two STDs is refraining from any sexual contact – oral, anal or vaginal.

Can I come in and get tested for STDs?

Her Health Women’s Center now provides complimentary STD testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, two of the most common STDs. If you think you may be at risk, we recommend refraining from any sexual contact until you have been tested and cleared. Please contact us to talk about testing options or to schedule an appointment.

Can I get a PAP test at Her Health Women’s Center?

We don’t provide that kind of medical testing, but we can refer you to some of the finest care facilities in the area and get you on your way to good health and peace of mind.