What to Expect

At Choices, all services are provided at no cost to our clients and we protect the confidentiality of all our clients.

What do I need to bring when I come to Choices?

Please bring your photo ID. All services are free and confidential so insurance is not needed. Partners and friends are welcome to accompany you but will need to stay in waiting area during medical history and testing portion.

Appointments & Walk-Ins
For appointments, please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointments. Walk-ins are welcome but can mean a 30-45-minute wait.
When will I receive my pregnancy test results?
You will receive your testing results during your visit.
If I’m under 18, do I need my parents’ permission for testing?
If you are at least 14 years old, we are able to provide testing and services without parental consent under the current healthcare laws of the State of Tennessee. Because pregnancy testing can often lead to a wide range of follow-up discussions, we encourage all of our patients to talk to a family member or friend that they trust. If you choose, you may bring them to the appointment. Our goal is making your health and confidentiality our top priority.
When should I take a pregnancy test?
Pregnancy tests are most accurate about two weeks after conception, or about the time you would expect to start a period. However, if you have symptoms of pregnancy and suspect that you could be pregnant before you miss a period, you are welcome to come in for our free pregnancy testing services.
Can I get an ultrasound on the same day as my pregnancy test?
We provide free limited obstetrical ultrasounds for women who have a positive pregnancy test, and at times we are able to do it on the same day. An ultrasound is a medical procedure, and therefore, our medical staff will determine if you meet the eligibility criteria at the time of your pregnancy test.
What do I need to do to prepare for my ultrasound?
Please bring valid ID. Drink two to three eight-ounce glasses of water one hour before your scheduled ultrasound. A full bladder gives the best results. Please bring any medical questions you may have for the nurse.

*If you would like the monitor turned away, please let your nurse technician know ahead of time.

Do you offer services for men involved in an unplanned pregnancy?
Yes! We recognize that an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming for the man involved. We have male advocates available to answer his questions and equip him to support his partner in the decision-making process.

Client Reviews

“I was so nervous but the nurse made me feel comfortable. She was really kind and explained everything to me.”

“The counselor was extremely nice and kind and I loved how open she was about her own experience.”

“I know they say this, but I really did leave feeling supported and empowered!”

“The test was negative but I’m still glad I came here. They were all so nice and I got some helpful info too.”

“I felt that the women really understood me and what I was going through.”

“I have never felt more loved than I did by the ladies at Choices!”

“Thanks for giving us all the information we needed. Making an adoption plan has been such an empowering experience for us!”

“Their parenting program literally changed my life. Thank you so much!”

Your Next Step

Have Questions? Please text  (423) 415-4788 or schedule your appointment.

Walk-Ins Welcome

During off-business hours, someone will get back to you the next business day.

Choices Chattanooga is a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Tennessee. All services are confidential and free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome but ultrasounds are available by appointments only. Choices does not refer for or perform abortions.