Frequently Asked Questions
Give us a call if you have questions about our services. Some of the most common questions we’re asked are answered here.
Do I need to make an appointment?
PACN accepts walk-ins for pregnancy testing, Baby and U and ProU Education. However, clients with appointments have priority and we are often booked. PACN cannot guarantee how soon an advocate will be available to see you if you do not have an appointment. We strongly suggest making an appointment for a time that works best for you.
PACN does not accept walk-ins for ultrasounds or STD/HIV testing since a nurse must be present for these appointments.
Do I need to have insurance?
No, you do not need to have insurance to access any of our services.
How much do your services cost?
All of PACN’s services are provided at no cost to the client and are confidential.
Can I get birth control from PACN?
PACN does not provide birth control. We encourage abstinence for our unmarried clients because it is the only way to avoid unplanned pregnancy and STDs/HIV 100 percent of the time. Whether you are single or married, it is best to talk to your doctor about any concerns you have regarding birth control.
Why do I need an ultrasound if I am planning on an abortion?
An ultrasound can help determine whether your pregnancy is viable since some women will miscarry early in pregnancy. It can also tell you how far along you are in your pregnancy, which is important because the cost and type of abortion is based on that information. A PACN nurse can discuss the different abortion procedures and risks with you so you are equipped to ask good questions for your health and safety. You can bring someone with you to the ultrasound for support if you’d like.
Do I have to see the screen during an ultrasound?
No. You can ask the nurse to turn the screen away if that is more comfortable for you.
Will you provide a referral for an abortion?
Pregnancy Assistance Center North (PACN) does not provide abortions and is not affiliated with a provider of abortions. We can offer a confidential pregnancy test and ultrasound at no cost to you, along with an opportunity to speak with a PACN advocate about all of your options.