Do you provide abortions?
No, J. Rophe Medical is an abortion alternative medical facility. However, all options and options within an option will be discussed. 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?
Typically, yes. Occasionally a patient does not keep their appointment or we have a cancellation and we can accomodate a patient without an appointment.
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?
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 week, 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 6 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 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 your questions.
Can I take pictures or video of the ultrasound?
No, it is against our policy. We will, however, provide pictures to the patient.
Do you provide 3-D ultrasounds?
Yes, we have the capability to provide 3-D ultrasounds in the office. Keep in mind, we only provide ultrasounds up to 16 weeks.
Do you provide "gender" ultrasounds?
No, J. Rophe Medical provides ultrasounds up to approximately 16 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, are 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 privste 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 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.