Millions of women face unplanned pregnancies each year. In fact, over half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned.2 We understand that taking a pregnancy test can often be a stressful and emotional process, causing a wide range of emotions. We offer the following confidential medical services for when you need to know.
- Lab-quality pregnancy testing
- Limited OB ultrasounds to verify a viable pregnancy (as indicated)
- STI/STD testing and treatment
- Options information
Birth control consultations are available upon request. While many birth control options may reduce the chances of getting pregnant, they will not eliminate the risks of most STI/STDs. We do not provide birth control prescriptions.
Choices Medical Services healthcare professionals can provide information on abortion procedures but do not perform or refer for abortions. For the Abortion Health and Safety checklist, please click here.
Although the Choices Medical Services clinics are not adoption agencies, resources and information are available.
Choices Medical Services clinics offer parenting and relationship classes at both Carthage and Joplin locations. These classes are designed to empower you and your partner to have all the education and tools needed for successful parenting. To find out which class would be best for you, call Clarke at 417.624.8030.
If you think you have been exposed to an STI/STD, it is important to get tested. Some common symptoms of STIs include unusual odor, discharge from the vagina or penis, burning during urination and sores on the genitals. However, many STIs do not cause any symptoms and it is possible to spread these diseases and infections without ever having symptoms.
Treatment for some diseases will be offered without expense to the client, while referrals for other treatment may be necessary. A small lab fee may be associated with some tests.
We provide services for the following:
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Hepatitis (B & C)
- Genital Wart/Dermatology Exam
- Pap Testing
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Pelvic Exams