Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I’m pregnant?

The only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test and have an ultrasound performed. A pregnancy test detects the hormone hCG and an ultrasound will confirm if you have a living intrauterine pregnancy. We can provide you with a free and confidential pregnancy test and ultrasound at our center.

Why do I need to have a missed period?

My Life Clinic asks you to be 28-31 days from your last period before you come in for a pregnancy test. While it can be possible to receive accurate results before missing a menstrual cycle, pregnancy tests are most accurate after missing a month’s menstrual cycle. Typically it takes about that amount of time for this hormone to show up.

Learn more about pregnancy options including abortion, adoption, and parenting.

I’m pregnant and I don’t know what to do next. What are my options?

If you are pregnant, just know that you are not alone. You have time to pause and consider all your options before making a decision regarding your pregnancy. We offer a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss your pregnancy options. If you need someone to listen to you and answer your questions, we are here.

Do you offer services for men?

Yes! We recognize that an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming for the man involved. In the same way that we offer advocacy services for pregnant women, we also offer these services for their partners.

Do you provide Plan B?

We do not provide emergency contraception (Plan B, the Morning After Pill, etc.), however, we can discuss how it works and possible side-effects of its usage. For more information, call 573-874-3561.

Do you prescribe birth control?

My Life Clinic does not provide, nor refer, for birth control. However, if you are seeking information about birth control, an appointment can be made for you upon request.

How will I receive my STI test results?

You will receive your pregnancy test results at the time of your appointment. STI results will take 10-14 days to receive, so we will schedule a follow-up appointment for you at the time of your testing.

How much do your services cost?

Because we care about your health and well-being, all our services are completely free.

Where are you located?

We are located at 802 N Providence Rd, Ste 2, Columbia, MO 65203. South of the Hickman High School baseball fields.

Do I need an appointment?

Walk-ins may be possible for pregnancy tests. If there is an available appointment we will work with you. In order to minimize your wait time, you may schedule an appointment.

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

Simply bring a photo ID with you. No insurance or payment method is necessary.

Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?

Yes, you can bring whoever you would like to your appointment. We want you to feel comfortable and supported during your time at My Life Clinic. There may be a portion during your appointment, due to privacy reasons, that we talk to you one-on-one, however, your guest can come back in the room as soon as we are finished with that portion of the appointment.

What are my options if I’m pregnant?

Once you have a verified pregnancy, you have three options to consider: parenting, adoption and abortion. Finding out you are pregnant can cause a wide-range of emotions, so we encourage you to talk to a family member or friend you trust. Our staff is available to discuss your options with you and the people you choose to include in your decision-making process. No one should be pressured into making a decision about their pregnancy. We want to provide a safe place for you to make the healthiest decision possible.

Do you provide STD testing?

Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea is readily available. This urine test is available free to our clients who request it. A follow up appointment will be scheduled to discuss your results and address ways to reduce your future risk of sexually transmitted infections.

Will my appointment be confidential?

Absolutely. My Life Clinic has a very strict confidentiality policy. We will not tell anyone about your visit unless you give us permission to do so. When you enter My Life Clinic, you can be assured that we will do all we can to ensure your privacy and confidentiality. If you are concerned about confidentiality (because you might know someone who works here), you can email our director at info@mylifeclinic.org personally. She will work with you to set up a time that you feel is safe for you to come in. My Life Clinic will hold in confidence all the information that you provide except in the following instances: if you are homicidal, suicidal, under age and being abused, or abusing someone else. In cases such as these, we are required by state law to report such instances.