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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?

Appointments are preferred as the schedule is typically full. Occasionally, walk-ins can be accommodated. However, the Mobile Medical Unit does not make appointments and serves patients on a strictly walk-in basis. 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 other support people with you.

 

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

Absolutely! This an educational opportunity and even children are encouraged to be part of the experience. We perform a brief intake interview with just you before the ultrasound. This is when we get your medical history and learn more about your situation so we can better serve you

 

Can I take pictures or video of the ultrasound?

Unfortunately, it is against our policy. We will, however, provide you with pictures you can take home with you.

 

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 16 weeks. The purpose is to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus, that there is cardiac activity, and dating to determine an estimated due date. Your doctor will provide an ultrasound between 20-22 weeks and, most of the time, be able to determine the gender of your baby.

 

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.