Algoma Public Health
- Pregnancy Testing & Options
Pregnancy Testing & Options
When should I get a pregnancy test?
A pregnancy test is most accurate if it is done at least 7 days past an expected menstrual period and with a first morning sample of urine.
Where can I get a pregnancy test?
- Purchase a home pregnancy test from a pharmacy
- At your health care providers' office/walk-in clinic
- At the Sexual Health Clinic
What if my test result is positive?
Contact your health care provider or our sexual health clinic to discuss options that are available to you.
- Continue with the pregnancy and become a parent
- It is important to begin prenatal care as soon as possible
- Prenatal care is important for having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
- Make an appointment with your health care provider to begin prenatal care
- If you do not have a health care provider, access a walk-in clinic to begin prenatal care
If you decide that adoption is the right choice for you, the following agencies can help:
- Children's Aid Society of Algoma - 1-888-414-3571
- Adoption Counselling Algoma - Linda Schraeder - 705-759-6146
If now is not a good time to have a baby, abortion services are available locally or out of town.
Contact our sexual health clinic to talk to a public health nurse about your options.