What Can I Expect at My Appointment?
Lab-Quality Pregnancy Testing
A member of our medical team will administer a urine pregnancy test and give you the results during your appointment.
Verification of Pregnancy (VOP)
Based on the results of your FWC pregnancy test, we provide a written verification of your positive (or negative) pregnancy test called a VOP, or Verification of Pregnancy. This VOP form is often requested by other agencies so that you can get started on social services or health insurance.
Patients who qualify will be offered an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy’s viability, verify its location inside the uterus, and determine gestational age (how far along you are).
STD/STI Education and Testing
All patients will be educated on the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Some pregnant patients may be offered no cost STD/STI testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Focus Women’s Center believes in educating every patient on all their legal options in a neutral, no-pressure, judgment-free environment so that each patient is empowered to make an informed decision that works best for them.
Oftentimes our patients come to us with a pre-determined plan in mind. However, we have found that circumstances in their lives can change quickly, and they suddenly find themselves forced to consider options they didn’t think about before. That is why every patient is offered information on Abortion, Parenting, and Adoption, as well as a list of local resources that can be of assistance.
While FWC offers medical information on abortion, please note that we do not provide or refer for abortions, nor do abortion clinics require a referral from us. If you are planning to have an abortion, Focus Women’s Center can provide you with important information you should have before you undergo the procedure.
Focus Women’s Center does not benefit financially by the choice you make. We strive to empower those facing unplanned pregnancies by offering medically accurate information about your pregnancy and options in a safe environment. We inform. You decide.
How much does my appointment cost?
All our services are provided at no cost to you.
Do I need insurance?
No. Focus Women’s Center does not require insurance. All our services are free and confidential.
How long will my appointment take?
First time appointments generally last 1 hour and 30 minutes if an ultrasound is performed. Repeat appointments may last anywhere from 15-45 minutes.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a photo ID. We cannot give you a written Verification of Pregnancy or STD results without a photo ID.
Can I bring my child/children to my appointment?
Our office is not child-proof. If you need to bring your children, we ask that you please bring someone with you who would be able to watch them for the duration of your appointment. First time appointments generally last 1 hour and 30 minutes. Repeat appointments may last anywhere from 15-45 minutes.
Can I bring a guest with?
Yes! FWC understands that a good support system is essential during an unplanned pregnancy. We encourage the support of your friends and family! However, please note that, in an effort to comply with HIPAA Privacy Standards and provide the highest quality of care, your initial assessment must be performed without any guests. All guests will be asked to wait in our reception area during that time. At your request, guests will be welcome to join you during your ultrasound exam.
Do I need to live in McHenry County or Illinois?
No. Focus Women’s Center has no residential requirements. We see patients from all over Illinois and even from other states.
I am a minor. What pregnancy related services can I have without telling my parents?
In Illinois, you can get a pregnancy test, options counseling, prenatal care and STD/STI testing and treatment without telling your parents. Your trip to Focus Women’s Center can remain completely confidential!
Where are you located?
- 409 N. Front Street (Route 31) in McHenry, IL. We are located in a beige, brick building along with Visions Hair Salon and an Optometrist’s office. McHenry Alano Club is directly behind our building.
- If you’re coming from Route 120: Head south on Front Street/Route 31 (towards the hospital). We’re on the right side of the street, about a block past the Dunkin Donuts.
- If you’re coming from Bull Valley Road: Head north on Front Street/Route 31 (towards Route 120). We’re on the left side of the street, just past 31 North Banquets and The Fountain Shoppes.