Do you provide abortions?
No, we are an abortion alternative medical facility. However, we will cover all your options and the options within an option. We will give you accurate information about abortion procedures and risks and information about your pregnancy so you can make an informed choice.
Do I need to make an appointment?
We do prefer you make an appointment as our schedule is typically full. We will do all we can to fit you in but there is no guarantee. However, on our Mobile Medical Unit it is on a strictly walk-in basis and appointments aren't available. 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 our 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, we will do 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?
We can usually schedule an appointment 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, we will provide an ultrasound during the same visit.
How long does a visit usually take?
Please allow an hour for your first visit. This allows time for filling out paperwork, the intake interview, pregnancy test and ultrasound. Our wait times are very short. For pregnancy tests only, or return visits, allow 20-30 minutes.
Can I bring someone with me?
Yes, we encourage you 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! We consider this to be an educational opportunity and even encourage children to be part of the experience. We do a brief intake 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, our 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, we provide ultrasounds up until 16 weeks. Our purpose is to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus, that there is cardiac activity, and dating. We will be able to give you 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 does not receive any government funding but has over 125 monthly supporters and holds three major fundraisers throughout the year. Most 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.