Frequently Asked Questions
+ How much will my appointment cost?
All of our services are free of charge. Nova Pregnancy Help Centers are part of a non-profit organization funded by private individuals and organizations who believe in helping women and families in their community. We make no financial gain from your pregnancy decision.
+ How long will my appointment take?
Pregnancy testing appointments take about an hour, and ultrasound appointments take about an hour and a half.
+ Do I need insurance?
No. We provide our services to you whether you have health insurance or not. If you need assistance in applying for health insurance through Medicaid, we can help.
+ Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
Please bring a photo ID with you for our records. For ultrasound appointments, you will receive more detailed instructions from our nurse. Please drink water an hour before you come in and try to refrain from using the bathroom before your appointment. You may eat before your appointment.
+ Can you tell me the gender of my baby?
No. This capability is not within our purview. To find out the gender of your baby, you must see an OB doctor – we may be able to help refer you to one near you.
+ I’m a minor / I don’t want my family or friends to know yet. Is my information confidential?
Yes! We place a high value on our clients’ privacy. If you are a minor, you do not need your parent’s consent to set up an appointment. All information discussed in your appointment is strictly confidential.*
*Our centers comply with mandatory reporting laws concerning domestic violence, sexual assault and self-harm. If you are in a domestic violence situation or have experienced sexual assault and need help, please call Fairfax County’s 24-hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 703-360-7273. If you need help right away or think you might hurt yourself, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.