Pregnancy testing is on a walk-in basis, no appointment is necessary. There is no charge for this urine sensitive test. The recommended time to take a pregnancy test is when the patient is at least one week late from the missed period. The urine sensitive test is very accurate with quick results. A counselor will meet with the patient to discuss the results and the patient's options.
Some patients prefer to have a blood draw taken to confirm pregnancy. A blood pregnancy test measures the amount of pregnancy hormone in the patient's body. This test gives a numerical count of the hormone and from that number a range of possible gestation is given. There is a minimal fee for this test and an appointment needs to be made ahead of time. The results of this test are usually ready in 2-4 days. A counselor will meet with the patient to discuss the results and the patient's options.
Counseling sessions are available to discuss concerns or questions that the patients have regarding their health care needs. Counselors are available during regular operating hours to talk with patients. To ensure that we are able to serve all your needs we recommend that you call ahead of time to schedule time with a counselor so they are able to answer all your questions. Counselors give experienced and unbiased information on:
Plan B is a form of Emergency Contraceptive taken to prevent a pregnancy after unprotected sex or when a form of contraception fails. Plan B should be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of the encounter of unprotected sex or failed contraception. This product should only be taken if you don't want to become pregnant, it will not work for patients who are already pregnant.
ACU Health Center, Ltd. offers Plan B to our patients at convenient times. We also offer counseling on how to correctly take Plan B, how effective it is, and what to do in the event that the Plan B fails. We are always willing to assist and answer any questions you may have either by phone or in person.
We provide a full range of Gynecological services including:
ACU Health Center, Ltd. is committed to helping patients find the kind of birth control that will best fit their lifestyle. Each patient is different so we offer many options in birth control at our facility. Our physicians and health educators can assist patients in making a decision that best fits them by offering brochures and the most up to date information. We offer the following options for birth control:
Permanent Methods of surgical sterilization as a form of birth control can also be recommended to some patients who qualify. These methods include:
* These procedures are not preformed at ACU Health Center, Ltd. but are preformed at some of our other nearby facilities.
We provide a range of STD Tests for reasonable fees. Patients can choose to have testing done at the time of their annual exam or make a separate appointment for an STD screening. The tests results usually take 2-3 days to obtain. Our clinic is available to perform the following tests:
A colposcopy is a special method using an instrument called a colposcope to magnify the cervix approximately fifteen times allowing the Doctor to see more than during a routine pelvic exam. This method is recommended for a variety of reasons: an abnormal Pap smear, cervical abnormalities, or a history of HPV (Human Papillomavirus). A biopsy (taking small pieces of tissue from the cervix) of tissue may also be done by the Doctor for a pathologist to examine further. The pathologist will report back to the Doctor with the findings. If abnormal cells are found Laser Surgery may be needed to remove them. Patients who need these services will be notified by a counselor and will be given information on the procedure. The counselor will assist the patient in setting up an appointment for these procedures.