Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does a pregnancy test cost at PAC?
A. For self-pay clients, the cost is $10 for a urine test and $20 for a blood test. For Medicaid clients, the state will pay for a pregnancy test.

Q. Do I need to schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test?
A. No. Urine pregnancy testing is done daily on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at our 4700 Erie Street location and at our Greenbelt location. The test result is available immediately.

For blood pregnancy testing, PAC provides a lab slip on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at our Erie Street location ONLY. The test is performed at our clinic at 4700 Erie Street, and the result is available the next day.

Q. Will you tell anyone I came to the Pregnancy Aid Center or the results of my pregnancy test?
A. No. All client information is kept confidential within this organization, except where there is threat of physical harm (i.e. homicide, suicide, child abuse, or child neglect), which the law requires us to report.

Q. How old must I be to receive your health services?
A. Any age: Teens do not need parental consent to obtain reproductive health services at PAC. If you think you may be pregnant, you may walk in and get a pregnancy test Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at our Erie Street location. To obtain an appointment for other women’s health services, call PAC at 301.345.2050.

Q. I am undecided what to do if I am pregnant. Will I get information on all of my options?
A. Yes. We are committed to giving women information on all options.

Q. Can PAC help me apply for Medicaid and the Women Infants Childrens (WIC) Programs?
A. Yes. Applications for these programs require proof of pregnancy and proof of income. If you have a positive pregnancy test at PAC, a proof of pregnancy will be provided in order to apply for both programs. PAC's Outreach team is also available to assist with completing forms to be submitted to the county health department or department of social services for processing.

Q. Do you provide maternity care for uninsured women?
A. Yes. We have a flat fee program for self-paying patients. Call PAC at 301.441.9150 or 301.345.2050 for an appointment.

Q. Can I get a sonogram?
A. Yes. Every patient in our maternity clinic is referred for a sonogram, and we offer perinatology services, including sonograms, at our 4700 Erie Street clinic.

Q. Can I get birth control?
A. Yes. Call PAC at 301.345.2050 for an appointment.

Q. Do you perform abortions?
A. No.

Q. Can I get treated for an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections)?
A. Yes. Call PAC at 301.441.9150 or 301.345.2050 for an appointment.

Q. What is the cost for well-women’s health services?
A. For Medicaid clients, the cost for well-women’s health services is paid by the state. For uninsured patients, cost for services is based on a sliding scale. Our fee is based on the number of people in the family and family income. Additionally, uninsured patients are responsible for any lab work needed.

Q. Do you provide cancer screening?
A. Yes, for women of all ages. If you are over 40 and uninsured, you may enroll in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program by calling the county health department (Prince George’s residents may call 301.883.3280).

Q. What should I do to prepare for my first medical visit at PAC?
A. Bring a photo ID (driver’s license, green card or school ID), any medical records from previous providers, a list of any medications you are taking, and emergency contact information. Insured patients should also bring their insurance card.

Q. What insurance companies do you accept?
A. We accept Maryland Medicaid, Amerigroup, Maryland Physicians' Care, United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Partners/JHHC EHP. We are constantly adding new insurance companies, so please call ahead if you do not see your company on the list.

Q. What if I need assistance at night or during the weekend?
A. PAC is closed on Saturday and Sunday and weekdays evenings. If you have an emergency situation, please go to the nearest hospital Emergency Room.

Q. Do you provide male services?
A. No. PAC does not provide male health services, but male partners of our clients may receive treatment at PAC for STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections); others should contact the Prince George’s STI Clinic 301.583.3150 for treatment.

Q. When can I come to PAC for emergency food and clothes?
A. When available, PAC distributes food at the shed behind our house at 4809 Greenbelt Road on Tuesdays between 12 pm and 3 pm. We have a self serve clothing area in our waiting room at our 4700 Erie St location open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.