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Free Pregnancy Tests in Tight Times

Life’s toughest tests often come at even tougher times. We can either crumble in a defeated heap, or choose to rise up and withstand. The decision is up to us. But when you think you might be pregnant in the middle of a particularly rough patch, the possibility can feel like it’s weighing you down. You need to find out for sure, but pregnancy tests can be expensive when finances are tight. Where can you turn for a free pregnancy test in tight times?

When you think you might be pregnant, turn to an Avenue Women’s Center nearest for support in your next steps. We offer free, medical-grade pregnancy tests in a secure, private, and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Reach out to us for help today and set up your appointment in Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, or Wood Dale, Illinois!

Affording a Pregnancy Test

You’re broke in between jobs. You don’t earn much at your current job. You’re buried in debt and living paycheck to paycheck. You don’t have health insurance to cover a doctor’s visit. Unexpected expenses popped up and wiped you out. Whatever led to your financial hardships, you can’t imagine affording anything extra right now. While many home pregnancy tests are reasonably priced, “expensive” can be a relative term. That money could go elsewhere, like on transportation or food. There’s no wiggle room on a tight budget. However, you still need to know if you’re pregnant—no matter the cost.

Chances are that your local dollar store carries pregnancy tests. While these tests work similarly to more expensive ones, they can involve more steps and possibly be less sensitive in early detection of the pregnancy hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Since hCG levels increase in a woman’s system as a pregnancy progresses, some tests might require more time to pass before taking. It might also take more than one test spaced out over several days to confirm the results. “Most pregnancy tests have about the same ability to detect hCG, but their ability to show whether or not you are pregnant depends on how much hCG you are producing.”*

Tight times can take a toll on your nerves and emotions. Adding on the possibility of a pregnancy can wear you out. You just want to know the truth—pregnant or not? Is there free pregnancy testing help nearby?

Finding Free Pregnancy Test Help

If you’re in the Chicagoland area, the answer is yes!

CONVENIENCE. Avenue Women’s Center has five locations throughout suburbs in the DuPage County area. Women can call, text, chat, or email to set up their appointment for a free a pregnancy test. Even a 15-minute notice can reserve your appointment time. Walk-ins are also welcome, but scheduled appointments are given priority. As soon as your appointment starts, you’ll receive a pregnancy test with results just minutes afterwards!

ACCURACY. Several factors can affect home pregnancy test results. Even when you carefully follow directions, the answer can still be confusing, faint, or unclear. Avenue Women’s Center provides medical-grade tests with results you can trust—at no cost to you. Our tests are 99.5% accurate just 10 days after possible conception to give you the peace of mind you need to take your next steps.

EXPERT HELP. Avenue Women’s Center has helped women face possible pregnancies for nearly 40 years. Our expert staff has the experience and knowledge not only to talk you through a pregnancy test process, but also what comes next if it’s positive. You’ll receive reliable and nonjudgmental information about your pregnancy options in a secure and confidential environment.

Accurate medical-grade pregnancy tests are a main service provided by Avenue Women’s Center. However, when a woman comes to us, she receives much more—all at no cost! We come alongside you with information about your pregnancy options to help you make an informed decision you can feel good about. Our expert staff takes the time to listen and address your unique concerns with nonjudgmental understanding and support. Any time you are concerned about a possible pregnancy, we invite you to come in to one of our five Chicagoland locations. Contact us today for your free appointment!


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The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.