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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide abortions?

No, J. Rophe Medical is an abortion alternative medical facility. However, all options and options within an option will be covered. Patients will be given accurate information about abortion procedures and risks and information about their pregnancies so they can make informed choices.

 

Do I need to make an appointment?

During Covid-19, appointments are required. Scheduled patients must call from outside the office, and answer some Covid related questions, before entry. Temperatures will be taken of patient and support person. Only one support person is allowed at this time and no children. However, the Mobile Medical Unit does accomodate some walk-ins as well as makes appointments. The same protocal will be followed during Covid-19.  For specific locations call our office or the unit directly at 707.298.1413. Please note, the nurse will only answer the phone if she is parked and providing services. 

 

What is the cost?

All services are free.

 

What do I need to bring with me?

Photo I.D. and if you have a positive pregnancy test verification, from a doctor's office or clinic, you can bring that also. Otherwise, the medical staff will perform a quick pregnancy test.

 

Do I need to have a doctor's referral to get an ultrasound?

No.

 

Will you call my parents if I am underage?

No, everything is completely confidential, unless child abuse reporting laws apply.

 

Do you take Medi-Cal?

No, we do not take Medi-Cal or any other insurance. All our services are FREE to anyone who seeks services.

 

How long does it usually take to get an appointment?

Appointments can usually be made within a couple of days, depending on the schedule.

 

Can you do the pregnancy test and the ultrasound in the same visit.

Yes, if the pregnancy test is positive, and you are at least 7 weeks along, an ultrasound will be provided during the same visit.

 

How long does a visit usually take?

Please allow one hour for your first visit. This allows time for filling out paperwork, the intake interview, pregnancy test and ultrasound. Wait times are very short. For pregnancy tests only, or return visits, allow 20-30 minutes.

 

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes, you are encouraged to bring your partner, the father of the baby, or another support person with you. During Covid-19 we are limiting it to one support person and no children.

 

Can my partner or support person be there during the ultrasound?

Absolutely! This an educational opportunity and support persons are encouraged to be a part of the experience. We perform a brief intake interview, with just the patient, before the ultrasound. This is when we gather information about medical history and learn more about the patient's situation so we can better serve the patient. We will take all the time needed to answer all questions. 

 

Can I take pictures or video of the ultrasound?

Unfortunately, it is against our policy. We will, however, provide pictures to the patient.

 

Do you provide 3-D ultrasounds?

No, the ultrasounds are limited in scope and we are looking for three things: to be sure the pregnancy is in the uterus, to see if there is a heartbeat, and to measure the fetal pole for dating.   

 

Do you provide "gender" ultrasounds?

No, J. Rophe Medical provides ultrasounds up to approximately 14 weeks. They are limited in scope and the purpose is to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus, that there is cardiac activity, and to measure the fetal pole to determine an estimated due date. Providers will order an ultrasound at around 22 weeks and, often times, be able to determine the gender.

 

How are you able to provide these services for free?

J. Rophe Medical is a faith-based 501(c)3 organization and is supported by individuals, business owners and churches. Three major fundraisers are also held throughout the year and an occasional grant is secured. JRM does not receive any government funding.  Several of the Registered Nurses and the Medical Director donate their time. The staff at J. Rophe Medical is a community of professionals who desire to come alongside women with healthy alternatives to abortion.

 

Will I be asked to make a donation?

No, we do not ask for donations and do not have a donation jar in the facility. Patients who have asked about making a donation are either directed to our website or given an envelope to mail back in. We do not accept donations on-site.