How To Get A Free Pregnancy Test
There are many different places a woman can turn to, in order to receive a free pregnancy test. Some of these locations spend lots of money annually by paying for advertisements that state they offer “free” pregnancy tests, while others quietly wait for a referral from someone or somewhere that knows of their service. There are two ways to take a pregnancy test. At home via a kit purchased in a store or through a clinic or hospital. The internet provides “free” pregnancy tests, however they are actually “probability” tests and hold no true accuracy percentage. We’ll talk more about the internet tests later.
Where to Look For a Free Pregnancy Test
There are many places you can find a free pregnancy test such as health departments, clinics, hospitals, local community facilities and churches. Unfortunately, free home pregnancy tests do not exist. Clinics, hospitals and other like-locations offer free tests that are administered in-house, or inside the facility, but it’s unheard of for one of these locations to hand out free home pregnancy tests.
Your Community – Your community is a great place to begin searching for a clinic or facility that offers free pregnancy tests. Just about every community has a resource that offers these tests, as well as referrals and out of town resources. Some hospitals and clinics advertise on outdoor signs and billboards. The health departments of larger cities give free tests also, only they test less often, such as offering one day of a week or bi-weekly dates to give the tests. Most cities and towns also have a Planned Parenthood or facility that is similar available almost every day of the year. Plus, these same places don’t ask too many questions, making it easier for the person needing help. Churches are a place for someone to go to if they’re in need of a referral. Churches usually don’t administer any type of pregnancy test, but can offer trusted resources.
The internet - The internet has different types of sites that offer different types of free pregnancy tests. Most of these websites offer ‘free pregnancy tools’ such as ovulation trackers, printable calendars and pregnancy calculators that test your ‘probability’ of being pregnant. One online test is a joke, as a radar detector type graphic pops up and supposedly is able to detect whether or not you are pregnant. I took it twice, once originally and then as a ‘re-take’. The first attempt was negative- I wasn’t pregnant. The second attempt was positive- With child. Other online websites act as a middle man, connecting you with local facilities that offer free tests. It really depends on which type of free pregnancy test you are looking for. The internet is full of great resources to help you make a decision.
Are You a Candidate for a Free Pregnancy Test?
If you can not afford an at home pregnancy test then you are a candidate for a free test via a clinic or hospital. In fact, it doesn’t really matter how much money you have, you are eligible for a free pregnancy test through your local facilities. Pregnancy tests are different than other pregnancy related issues that involve knowing ones medical history. If you were utilizing one of these facilities for something such as birth control, you would need to know your candidacy. However, most pregnancy tests that are done in an office, clinic or hospital, consist of taking blood and checking for pregnancy through the blood results. Unless you can not have a needle stuck into your skin while blood is distracted, then you are a candidate for a free pregnancy test.
For underage girls who think they might be pregnant and can not afford an at home kit, these same clinics and online services are able to either themselves or refer you, or refer you to a clinic or service who can assist you with getting the test done without parental knowledge. Some of these places also offer teens and youth counseling and free items such as condoms while there. If you are underage and can’t afford a home test from the store, your best bet is to contact your local health department or Planned Parenthood to assist you with moving forward to find out if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, lots of these same places assist you with signing up for governmental programs that help you with insurance and the costs of having and raising a baby.