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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a pregnancy test?

We recommend that you take a home pregnancy test (available in food markets and pharmacies); these tests are very accurate. If you have any doubt or concerns, call or come into the Ob/Gyn Department or Student Health during regular business hours to request a urine pregnancy test. There is a lab in our building for your convenience.

Your confidential results are usually available the following day by 4:30 pm. Please contact your ordering clinician if you need any additional assistance when you get the results of your pregnancy test.

How soon can I take a pregnancy test?

You may take a home pregnancy test or come to the Ob/Gyn Department and request a pregnancy test after one missed period.

I have a positive home pregnancy test. What should I do?

If you become pregnant, or worry that you have become pregnant, the best thing to do is to call Ob/Gyn at 203-432-0222 and ask to speak with a nurse, who can offer some immediate advice and can also set up an appointment with a clinician for a more extensive conversation, testing, and an examination.

    1. If you are pregnant, you will have choices to make; you will receive whatever support you need.  

    2. If you choose to continue a pregnancy, you will be able to receive prenatal and obstetrics care through Yale Health (if you are a member or a student with Hospitalization/ Specialty Care coverage).  Otherwise, if you have alternate hospitalization insurance, you will have to get details from that company about your options for care. 

    3. If you choose to end a pregnancy, Yale Health can arrange the referral for a termination procedure.  This is covered for all Yale Health members and all Yale students with no copay required. (For students it is part of Yale Health Basic coverage.)

If you plan to register for prenatal care, please visit our Obstetrics/Prenatal Patient information page.

I am pregnant and traveling out of the area, will I be covered if I go into labor?

Starting from four weeks before your due date, or earlier if you are advised by your Yale Health clinician not to travel, charges associated with hospital admission will only be covered at Yale-Hew Haven Hospital.