Frequently Asked Questions

How much are your services?


All our services are offered at no cost to you, and you do not have to provide proof of insurance.




What are some of the most common pregnancy symptoms?


The most common symptom of pregnancy is a missed period. However, if you have irregular periods, this symptom may be misleading. Other common pregnancy symptoms include: Tender/swollen breasts Nausea Appetite change Fatigue Spotting Mood swings Cramping Frequent urination If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment today.




When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?


Generally, it is best to schedule an appointment when you are late for your period. Urine pregnancy tests analyze the hCG (human chorionic gonadatropin) that is secreted shortly after implantation. If you've taken a test and it looked inconclusive, try again first thing in the morning. Whether or not you have taken a home test, you can make an appointment today to confirm your pregnancy.




Will my visit be confidential?


Absolutely. We adhere to a strict confidentiality policy. We will hold in confidence all the information you share unless the law requires otherwise.




May I bring my partner or a support person with me?


Yes, we encourage you to bring your partner with you, if possible. If he is unavailable, then feel free to bring a friend, parent or family member who is supportive of you and your wishes. Note: If someone insists on coming with you but you do not want them in the consultation room with you, please let a staff member or client advocate know on your appointment form or upon arrival.




Do I need an appointment?


We recommend making an appointment online to be sure you are seen at your convenience. Walk-ins are welcome. If an appointment is available, we will do our best to see you that day.




What do I need to bring to my appointment?


All of our services are free of charge. However, you will need to bring a photo ID with you. A student ID is acceptable if you do not have a driver’s license.




If I'm a minor, can I come alone?


Yes. We can still provide medical and support services to minors, regardless of your circumstances.




Why would I need an ultrasound?


An ultrasound is the only method that can 100% confirm a pregnancy and determine how far along you are.
If you are considering abortion, it is very important that you first have an ultrasound to see if the pregnancy is viable. Abortion costs vary depending on how far along you are, which can also only be verified through a diagnostic ultrasound.




Is the morning after pill the same as the abortion pill?


Plan B, or the morning-after pill, is a form of emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is any type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. It works to prevent conception, but if taken after conception has occurred, it can terminate the pregnancy. One of the most common emergency contraceptive pills is called Plan B One-Step®. The abortion pill, also known as RU-486, induces a medical or chemical abortion and is typically taken between 4-9 weeks into the pregnancy. Come see us for information on emergency contraceptives and abortion pills and procedures. We can confirm your pregnancy and help you determine your next step.





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Hood River Location

1942 12th St.

Hood River, OR 97031

541-386-1050

10 am - 5pm Tues, Wed & Thurs

the Dalles Location

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3206 W 6th St. Ste. 200

The Dalles, OR 97058

541-296-0650

10 am - 5pm Tues, Wed & Thurs

Hope Medical Clinic is committed to providing you with everything you need to make an informed pregnancy decision,  We believe women and men have a right to get accurate information from a resource that will not profit from the choices and pregnancy decisions they make. All our services are free and confidential.  We do not provide or refer for abortions or emergency contraception.  We do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.