PCCV offers limited medical services, including ultrasound, to help women uncertain about their pregnancy gather the facts they need in a safe and confidential environment. Once we've confirmed a positive pregnancy test at your initial visit, your eligibility for an ultrasound will be discussed.
- An ultrasound is required by law 24 hours prior to an abortion procedure.
- Ultrasounds work to:
- - Confirm there is a viable uterine pregnancy, as opposed to an ectopic pregnancy or potential miscarriage.
- - Determine how far along you are in your pregnancy and the development stage of the fetus.
- The information an ultrasound provides is necessary to help determine what type of procedure you would require if you choose to terminate your pregnancy.
- You’ll get first-class care – our medical team consists of professional, well-respected physicians, nurses and sonographers from our community.
- Our medical appointments are confidential and at no cost to you.
- No medical insurance is necessary.
- We do not profit from your decision so, there is no pressure.
- Our medical team will take the time and care to answer any questions you may have before you finalize your decision.
In 2012, the Virginia State Legislature passed the Informed Consent Ultrasound Law. This law requires an ultrasound to be performed 24 hours prior to an abortion and provides women the right to view the ultrasound evaluation so they can be fully informed before proceeding with an abortion.
Ultrasound has always been a part of the abortion process to determine viability and gestational age however, this law recognizes that it is important for the woman to have full disclosure of these facts as well.
PCCV’s medical staff ensures you understand the ultrasound process and is there to answer any questions you may have.
PCCV offers a medical consultation and ultrasound free of charge in a safe and confidential environment. No medical insurance is necessary.
Your first step will be to come in for a preliminary appointment. After confirming a positive pregnancy test, your counselor will be able to determine your eligibility for an ultrasound.
As a patient, you have the legal right to see and hear what is on the ultrasound screen. This is important information that can help you make an informed decision. PCCV’s medical staff ensures you understand the ultrasound process and is there to answer any questions you may have.
The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia do not provide diagnostic ultrasounds or ultrasound as part of standard pre-natal care.