Care Net of Puget Sound is a licensed healthcare facility in accordance with RCW 70.02.
All Medical Services are performed by medical professionals at no cost to you. We have an extensive referral network available to you to help you so that you can have a healthy pregnancy.
If you're dealing with an unplanned pregnancy - or think you may be pregnant - Care Net is here to help with free, confidential medical services provided by medical professionals.
Free Pregnancy Testing
No insurance needed
No cost to you
Are you wondering “could I be pregnant?” If so, we’re here to help. At Care Net, we offer free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound and other pregnancy care services.
- Laboratory quality pregnancy tests to assure you of accurate test results.
- First trimester medical consultation
- Limited first trimester ultrasound exam
- STD screening for our negative test patients
If you are concerned that you may have an STD, we are here to help with free STD testing services for females.
Care Net offers STD screening for the three most prevalent STDs in our geographical area (gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis). We work in collaboration with the Health Department and refer our patients to them for additional STD screening when need.
Our STD screening is a two-step process.
Your first appointment will involve:
- A medical history intake
- A pregnancy test
- The actual STD screening (swab and/or urine testing may be utilized)
Your second appointment will involve:
- A medical consultation to give test results and follow-up information
- Referrals for the testing of your partner and treatment if necessary.
Care Net is grateful to local medical laboratories who provide the test results at no cost to our clients. STD symptoms in women are not always obvious. The only way to find out for sure if you have an STD is to get tested! [i]
If you are on your period for your STD appointment, you will need to reschedule after your period.
*STD screening services provided for female clients only.
Visit us for your free ultrasound.
You may already know you’re pregnant; however, due to our medical protocol a pregnancy test will need to be administered in center before you receive any other medical services. Your ultrasound will be performed by a certified medical professional. The ultrasound will always be confidential and at no cost to you.
We provide limited obstetrical ultrasound to determine whether you are pregnant, assess viability of the pregnancy, determine gestational age, and provide a due date.
We do not perform ultrasounds to determine the sex or diagnosis fetal health complications.
Free Childbirth Education Classes
If you’re pregnant, we’re here to help you prepare for having a baby with our free childbirth education program.
Classes available at select centers. Preregistration required. Call us to find a class at a center near you. Download Pierce County resource brochure.
1st Trimester Classes
Pre-registration required by calling your local center.
WHO: Women up to 13 weeks into their pregnancies + one guest
WHEN: Offered monthly at all Care Net centers
WHAT: A free 2-hour small group session that utilizes a physician-approved curriculum to teach you:
- What to expect at prenatal appointments
- Nutrition suggestions for pregnancy
- Recommended lifestyle changes for your health and your baby’s well-being
- When to call for help
Childbirth Education Classes
Classes available at select centers. Pre-registration required. Call to find a class at a center near you.
WHO: Pregnant women + one guest
WHEN: Weekly 2-hour sessions for four weeks at select centers.
WHAT: Prepare for labor and the birth of your child. The 4-week course is taught by a registered nurse with CBE certification.
- Overview of labor
- Recognizing the signs of labor
- Labor coping skills and comfort
- Stages and phases of labor
- Birth interventions and hospital procedures
- Possible variations of labor and childbirth
- Choices in pain management
- Birth plans and preparations for the hospital
Registrants should come to class with two blankets and a mat and should wear comfortable clothing.
Earning While Learning
Every time you complete a class, you’ll earn Care Net Cash, which you can use to buy maternity supplies, baby clothes, diapers, car seats, and more.
Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Puget Sound is able to help you answer these questions. You’re not alone. We’re here to listen. We’re here to help. Call 1-877-NOT-ALONE. 24/7. Anytime. Any day.
Care Net Pregnancy & Family Services
INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH US? VISIT OUR PARTNER SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.