FAQs

Questions about our services:

Do I need an appointment?
How much are your services?
I am under 18 years old.  Do I need my parents’ permission?
Can I get a sonogram at your Center?
Do you offer Plan B or Ella?
Do you offer abortions at your center?
What can I expect when I visit your Center?
Do you have evening hours?
Do I need ID or proof of income?
How do your parenting classes work?

Questions about materials and baby/maternity supplies:

Can I get diapers and wipes for my baby at your Center?
Can I pick up clothes and baby supplies for a friend?
Do you have the formula my baby needs?
Do you have cribs, car seats and other baby equipment?

Questions about pregnancy:

What are the signs of pregnancy?
Do I have to wait until I missed my period to have a pregnancy test?


Questions about our services:

Do I need an appointment?

You may call and make an appointment or simply stop by one of our locations during normal hours. Just allow at least 45 minutes before closing time for your visit with us.

How much are your services?

All of our services are free and confidential.

I am under 18 years old.  Do I need my parents’ permission?

No. In Maryland, parental permission or notification is not required for our services.

Can I get a sonogram at your Center?

We do offer free limited sonograms.  In order to receive a free sonogram at one of our centers you will need either written proof of a positive pregnancy test from your doctor or a positive pregnancy test taken in one of our centers, free of charge. To request a sonogram, please complete this “sonogram request form” and our Nurse Manager will contact you.

Do you offer Plan B or Ella?

No.  We do not offer birth control or emergency contraception at any of our centers.

Do you offer abortions at your Center?

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland does not offer or refer for abortion services, including the morning after pill.

What can I expect when I visit your Center?

As you enter any one of our three Pregnancy Care Centers you will be greeted in a friendly manner and given a paper to complete that lets us know the reason for your visit.  This allows us to maintain your privacy while meeting your needs.  If you are requesting materials (baby or maternity supplies) a member of our team will get the supplies you need and bring them to you in our reception area.  If you need a pregnancy test you will be invited back to a private room to complete additional paperwork and get instructions regarding your test.

Do you have evening hours?

Yes, each of our locations is open until 8pm one night a week.  You can view a listing of hours by location on our “Locations and Hours” page.

Do I need ID or proof of income?
No.  You do not need to provide ID or proof of income to receive our services.  If you are picking up materials a member of our team may ask you to provide ID to verify your identity.

How do your parenting classes work?
Parenting classes are offered by appointment.  Classes are one on one with a client advocate and are scheduled at the client’s convenience.  For the convenience of parents who work during normal business hours, each of our centers is open until 8pm one night a week.  You can view locations and hours here.

Questions about materials and baby/maternity supplies:

Can I get diapers and wipes for my baby at your Center?

Yes, mom’s with infants and children up to 4 years old can come in and receive diapers, wipes, baby clothing, baby shoes, formula, baby food and more.

Can I pick up clothes and baby supplies for a friend?

No. Parents and guardians must pick up their own supplies for the children that are in their care.

Do you have the formula my baby needs?

What we have available in the center at any given time depends on the donations that we have received.  You are encouraged to call the center you plan to visit to ask if they have the formula you need.  Once you have inquired about formula, we will hold it for you for 24 hours.

Do you have cribs, care seats and other baby equipment?

What we have available in the center at any given time depends on the donations that we have received.  You are encouraged to call the center you plan to visit to ask if they have the baby equipment you need.  Once you have inquired about a piece of equipment, we will hold it for you for 24 hours.

Questions about pregnancy:

What are the signs of pregnancy?

The most common indicator of pregnancy is a missed period.  Visit our “Signs of Pregnancy” page to learn about other indicators.

Do I have to wait until I missed my period to have a pregnancy test?

The hormones can’t be detected in your urine until 9 to 11 days after conception. Waiting until after your period is due will ensure an accurate test result.