You need a pregnancy test. And, an ultrasound to confirm exactly how far along you are sounds like a good idea as well. However, you don’t have any insurance and you need to confirm your pregnancy before signing up for MassHealth. What should you do?
Pregnancy tests are not that much of a problem. You can pick one up at almost any grocery store for just a few dollars. The earlier you want answers, the more expensive they become. You also need to be careful that you follow the directions accurately or you could get a false reading.
Ultrasounds are another story. At best, you would probably pay several hundred dollars. The good news is that Clearway Clinic will provide both an early, accurate pregnancy test, plus an early obstetric ultrasound at no cost.* Plus, you get to visit with a nurse and ask her your pregnancy questions.
Clearway Clinic can also provide a verification of pregnancy which can be used in obtaining MassHealth. What enables them to do this? It is largely because of the generosity of people in the Worcester community who care about women finding the answers they need. The costs of a pregnancy can seem overwhelming and there are people who care about women finding accurate information so they can begin their pregnancy on a good foundation.
If you think you might be pregnant, or know of someone in that situation, please give Clearway Center a call. The people on the helpline can set up a confidential appointment.
Just call 508-438-0144. Clearway Clinic: Your Future, Your Options!
*The ultrasounds performed at Clearway are intended to diagnose viability (determining whether or not the pregnancy seems like it will continue) and how far along the pregnancy is. They are not intended to diagnose problems with the pregnancy or to determine the sex of the baby.