Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I’m pregnant?
It’s important to understand that only a licensed physician can diagnose pregnancy. If you have had sex or have pregnancy symptoms, you can come to Bella for free pregnancy testing by a medical professional. If your pregnancy test reads positive, you may qualify for a limited obstetric ultrasound exam performed free of charge by a medical professional under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician to determine if you have a viable intrauterine pregnancy. The ultrasound scan will be read by a licensed physician to confirm your pregnancy.
How much will my appointment cost?
Because Bella is a non-profit organization financially supported by hundreds of caring individuals, businesses, and community groups who want women to have access to respectful evidence-based sexual healthcare services, we offer our services at no cost to those we serve.
Is it possible to be pregnant and have an STD?
Yes, it is possible to be pregnant and have an STD. It can be very harmful to your body if you have an STD while pregnant, or when pursuing an abortion procedure. If you think you may be pregnant, call to schedule an appointment to receive limited STD testing and treatment. We care about you.
Will my insurance company find out about my appointment?
We are a medical center under Ohio state’s privacy and security regulations. Your appointment at Bella will be confidential as allowed by state law. Insurance is not needed as all our services are free.
What if I don’t know my next steps?
It’s okay not to know your next steps. We are here for you. We’re experienced and equipped with the information and resources you need so that you can make the best choices for you.
Do you offer free pregnancy testing?
Our pregnancy testing is free and confidential, as Ohio regulations allow. Our hospital-grade tests may detect your pregnancy as soon as seven days after a missed period.
When do I need to have an ultrasound?
Only a licensed physician can diagnose pregnancy. If your pregnancy test reads positive, you may qualify for a limited obstetric ultrasound exam performed by a medical professional under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician. This medical exam aims to provide the necessary evidence to the physician to confirm pregnancy viability.
Should I have an ultrasound if I’m considering an abortion?
When considering an abortion, an obstetric limited ultrasound exam performed by a medical professional under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician to determine if you have a viable pregnancy may be beneficial. Our nurse will discuss this more when you come in. We make no money from your choices. We provide free sexual healthcare services so you can get the answers and resources you need to make informed decisions.