Why get an ultrasound?

Pregnancy testing shows if there are detectible amounts of HCG hormone in your urine. This indicates whether or not you are likely to be pregnant. An ultrasound, given no earlier than six weeks, generally provides additional information about your pregnancy such as:

    • Whether the pregnancy is viable and developing in the uterus
    • Whether or not there is a heartbeat
    • The gestational age, or due date
    • Our ultrasound exams are not used to determine the gender of the unborn child.

What is the difference between an ultrasound vs sonogram?

A sonogram is the image produced from an ultrasound exam. The terms ultrasound and sonogram are used interchangeably and both reference the same exam.

How can I get a free ultrasound exam?

The first step is to make an appointment for free pregnancy testing to determine whether or not you’re pregnant. Please click here to request an appointment for free pregnancy testing or call the Center, 310-320-8976. After your pregnancy test, the nurse may need to schedule a second appointment for the ultrasound.

Our ultrasound services are available only to PHC clients who have taken a pregnancy test at the Center. The ultrasound may or may not be given at the time of your pregnancy test. The nurse may schedule another appointment to perform the ultrasound. If you’re already pregnant and have been seeing a doctor, please consult with your doctor about his or her available ultrasound services.

Contact us about free pregnancy testing and a free ultrasound exam!