Algoma Public Health

Pregnancy Testing & Options

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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.


Available Options:


  • 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:




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.