Pregnancy Testing at NorthShore
NorthShore offers free pregnancy testing at all of our medical locations including Portage, Chesterton, Lake Station, Merrillville and Hammond. If you suspect you are pregnant either due to a missed period or have early signs of pregnancy, you can walk in to one of our clinics anytime between 8:30am to 5:00pm to receive a free pregnancy test. A prenatal nurse will provide you with a urine pregnancy test where you will receive results within minutes.
If your test comes back positive, NorthShore staff can provide you with information on our many Board Certified OB/GYN doctors and midwives and assist you with scheduling your first prenatal visit. Additionally, the prenatal nurse will provide you with a verification of pregnancy if needed for insurance purposes. For patients that do not have insurance, a Certified Insurance Navigator is available to help you enroll in Medicaid if eligible or choose an insurance plan that will be active and available once you begin seeing a doctor for prenatal care.
If you find out you are not pregnant, NorthShore staff can assist you with scheduling an appointment with an OB/GYN if you are still concerned with your physical symptoms or if you want more information on birth control or contraceptive care options.