It is very important to talk with your parents or someone else you trust when facing the possibility of being pregnant. If you or someone you know thinks she is really pregnant and is uncertain about what to do, it is important to find out immediately. There are places that offer help. It's important to have a pregnancy test in a medical setting as soon as possible. Tests done with kits at home are not always accurate. You need to talk with someone you can trust, and to get medical attention right away.

Pregnancy testing and counseling are available at the following clinics. Parental permission is not required. Call first for hours, cost, if any, and to find out if you need an appointment.

If you need additional medical insurance coverage or a referral for prenatal care, you can contact Medicaid Expanded Eligibility for Pregnant Women (for health care, when pregnant) (585)396-4060.

The following organizations will provide information and/or assistance (click on the agency's name for more information):

Self-administered pregnancy tests, professional referrals when called for and individualized services.

Child and Family Resources
Early childhood programs, growing with baby, parent education (including young parents), babysitter training.

Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region
Sexually transmitted disease testing for men and women; birth control; counseling; pregnancy tests, women's reproductive health.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes
Free pregnancy testing; counseling and referrals; material aid, baby clothes, items and maternity clothes; abstinence counseling and support; education on fetal development, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases.

Finger Lakes WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
(585)394-9240 or (888)942-6886 toll-free
WIC provides nutrition information and supplemental foods for 0-5 year olds and pre-natal, breast feeding and postpartum women.

Thompson Health
(585) 396-6497
We primarily provide education, but give contact numbers and instructor email addresses to students in the class, and will handle 1:1 issues directly, or provide appropriate resources as needed.

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