Alcove Health offers limited medical services, including ultrasound, to help women who are uncertain about their pregnancy gather the information they need in an unpressured and confidential environment. Ultrasound is a necessary and beneficial step for you to make decisions about your pregnancy. It is also a medical right and provides you full disclosure of what is occurring in your body. Call 757-591-8141 to set up an appointment or ask questions.
What is an ultrasound and why is it important?
A prenatal ultrasound, also called a sonogram, provides a visual image of your pelvic organs and the developing fetus. Ultrasound measurements provide the most accurate dating of how far along you are in your pregnancy, and whether your pregnancy is viable (i.e., not showing indications of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy). This information may help determine what options are available to you. Virginia law requires that an ultrasound exam be performed at least 24 hours before an abortion procedure and provides women the right to view the ultrasound evaluation so they can be fully informed before proceeding with an abortion.
Why would I get an ultrasound at Alcove Health?
Our medical appointments are confidential and at no cost to you. No medical insurance is required. Our team consists of professional, respected physicians, nurses and sonographers from our community who deliver your care to the high standards and commitment required by our national affiliates.