Services

Clarity is here to advocate for and alongside women and men of all ages to provide holistic care and create a future of hope because we believe You Matter.

Pregnancy Services

Clarity client care advisors provide compassionate support so you can make informed decisions in determining your next steps.

Testing Clinic

Clarity cares deeply about those who face uncertainty with their sexual health. Regardless of your circumstances, You Matter and will receive a listening ear, quality care, and non-judgmental guidance.

Pregnancy Services

Pregnancy Services

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When considering your pregnancy options, verifying your pregnancy with a health care professional is your first step.

A pregnancy test can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone to tell you are pregnant. But it cannot tell you if you have a viable pregnancy. A viable pregnancy is verified when fetal cardiac activity is detected during an Ultrasound.

Early pregnancy loss (miscarriage) is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Studies reveal that about 15% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Verifying a viable pregnancy early is an important step while considering pregnancy options.

We can verify your pregnancy at no cost to you.

To schedule an appointment please call your local center or use our contact form and we’ll get back in touch soon.

Pregnancy Options Consultations

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Finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant can be overwhelming. Sometimes you just need someone to talk with, someone who will listen and help you evaluate all your pregnancy options. At Clarity, we know that every pregnancy is unique, whether planned or unplanned, and we want to get to know you and your unique situation. We want to help you understand all of your options so that when you leave our office you feel educated and equipped to make the best decision for you.

During an options consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with one of our caring client advocates about what abortion, adoption or parenting might look like for you. This service is free to all of our clients and all information is kept strictly confidential.

Abortion

There are many reasons women consider abortion when facing an unexpected pregnancy. Perhaps the father is encouraging you to have an abortion. Maybe you think you’re not ready to be a parent. Or maybe you’re afraid to tell anyone you’re pregnant.

We understand how you feel and you’re not alone. Many people on our staff have been where you are.  If you are considering an abortion there are a few things you’ll need to know.

First, you’ll want to confirm that you are really pregnant. Then you’ll want to make sure your pregnancy is normal, and rule out an ectopic pregnancy. Finally, you’ll also want to know how far along you are.

Some of these answers will determine what types of abortion are available to you. You’ll also want to find out about your rights with an abortion provider and consider any short-term and long-term risks. Remember, an abortion is a medical procedure, and you should have all the information needed to make an informed decision.

For additional information about abortion, check out itsurchoice.net.

Adoption

Adoption is often the last option many women consider when facing an unexpected pregnancy. However, taking a look at this option will empower you to make a better, more informed choice.

With an adoption you really enable yourself to make choices. You can pursue your goals. You don’t have to worry about parenting before you are ready. You have freedom to determine if you want a long-term relationship with the baby’s father You can also choose the family with whom to place your child. And with an adoption, you can change your mind. That isn’t possible with an abortion.

There are many types of adoptions; closed, semi-open, or open. That is your choice to make. Each year more than 50,000 American women make the choice to place their baby for adoption, often when they at first thought abortion was their only choice.

Parenting

Many women feel they aren’t ready to be a mom. This happens even to those who have planned to get pregnant. You probably have more questions than answers about parenting, and you may be feeling that it is impossible for you right now.

You aren’t alone. We’ve talked to hundreds of clients who have faced similar doubts and questions. Maybe your boyfriend doesn’t want the baby. Or maybe you’re a guy and your girlfriend doesn’t want to be a parent yet. How will you tell your parents? What about school, or work? You may be thinking about the expenses of having a child, or where you will live. All important questions to consider. These potential obstacles can be overcome if you decide to parent.

As you can see, there are many questions to consider as you determine which path is going to be the best one for you. We’re here to help you discuss all your options, consider all the possible outcomes, and let you discover what the right answer is for you.

To schedule an appointment please call your local center or use our contact form and we’ll get back in touch soon.

 


Clarity Pregnancy Services and Testing Clinic offer health care and evidence based information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.

Pregnancy Testing

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Our friendly client advocates help women and men facing pregnancy matters realize the hopeful possibilities for their future. Through pregnancy tests, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, education on all pregnancy options, community referrals, and material assistance, we provide compassionate support so clients can make informed decisions in determining their next steps.

In addition to these services, we also offer educational classes for parents:

  • BABY & ME – Tobacco Free
  • Safe Place to Sleep
  • Carseat Safety

For more information about our services or classes, please contact the center nearest you.

Limited Ultrasound

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When you have a positive pregnancy test at Clarity Pregnancy Services, this is an indication that you are pregnant. To confirm that your pregnancy is a viable pregnancy, we offer a free limited obstetrical ultrasound with one of our medical personnel.

The purpose of the limited obstetrical ultrasound is to determine the viability of your pregnancy by confirming it is in your uterus (ruling out an ectopic pregnancy, which requires immediate medical attention) and that there is cardiac activity. We will also determine your due date. We will not determine gender.

Getting a lab quality pregnancy test and a limited obstetrical ultrasound are the first steps you can take in making informed choices for your health.

To schedule an appointment please call your local center or use our contact form and we’ll get back in touch soon.

Community Referrals

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As our Client Advocates work with their clients, they often discover that there are other needs beyond the unexpected pregnancy or STI testing. Sometimes we are able to assist with those directly through our material assistance program. Other times, there are other organizations in our community that are better equipped to meet those needs. When that is the case our trained staff is happy to explore any community referrals that might be available to you that you may not already be aware of.

Client Advocates

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Ever wish you had someone who was willing to walk alongside you during a tough time? Someone who could help you keep things straight when life was a little crazy? Someone who could see beyond the confusion of today and help you figure out what path is going to get you where you want to go in life? Who wouldn’t want someone like that, especially when life seems to have been turned upside down?

That’s basically what our client advocates do! Many medical centers have discovered that as highly trained professionals, patient advocates can help resolve your concerns about any aspect of your health care experience. Patient advocates listen to any questions, problems, or special needs you have and refer your concerns to the appropriate staff for resolution. Clarity Pregnancy Services  knows exactly how important client advocates are: our advocates walk alongside our clients through the entire process of figuring out pregnancy plans.

From the moment a client enters our office, an advocate helps him or her fill out the paperwork, understand our services, process medical information, get clear answers to any questions related to a pregnancy, figure out what the options are and the ways that pregnancy plans will affect him or her.

Our client advocates support each client, looking at what community resources are available for that person’s specific situation, letting each client fill out a personal decision-making guide, and helping the client to communicate with key people in their life about the plans they’ve made—never directing a client’s decisions but serving as a sounding board to help a client process.

Our trained, compassionate, client advocates guarantee our clients that they will not walk alone through whatever life has thrown at them. Even if the pregnancy was unexpected, or the financial situation has changed—and along with it resources that our client was counting on, Clarity’s client advocates can help. Our goal is to figure out the biggest obstacles and to help our clients find their path around them, to look at all the options and realize the possibilities.

Interested in being a Clarity client advocate? Click here for more information.

Material Assistance

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Choosing to parent when confronted with an unexpected pregnancy is a big decision. We want you to know that you’re not alone. Clarity Pregnancy Services are in a unique position to assist our clients with material assistance by providing diapers, clothing and other essential items for our clients who need help supporting their new family.

To schedule an appointment please call your local center or use our contact form and we’ll get back in touch soon.

Testing Clinic

In addition to excellent medical care, our medical professionals provide a listening ear and positive guidance to those in need of STI testing and treatment. Patients are made aware of the possibilities available to them and helped to find a path that doesn’t lead back to the testing clinic.

Choose to Know

Knowledge is empowering. And we want you to have control of your health and your body. Being sexually active puts you at risk for STIs, even if you have no symptoms. Regular testing can protect your health.

Confidential Services

Clarity Testing Clinic offers confidential sexual health medical services for men and women. The clinic provides testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Pap smears, pregnancy tests and limited obstetrical ultrasound.

If you think you have been exposed to an STI, get yourself tested.

We are here for you.

Currently, testing and treatment for STIs is offered at Clarity’s Columbus Testing Clinic,  located less than two miles from the campuses of IUPUC and Ivy Tech at 1950 Doctor’s Park, Suite B. The entrance to Doctor’s Park is on Doctor’s Park Drive, just off of Central Avenue. The Clarity Testing Clinic entrance then faces Central Avenue.

Additionally, Clarity’s Franklin Care Center offers STI testing and treatment alongside pregnancy care. This center is located at 747 Commerce Dr. in Franklin, IN.

STI Testing and Treatment

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Clarity Testing Clinic offers confidential STI testing and treatment for men and women.

To schedule an appointment in our clinic please use our Appointment Page. If you need to ask a question about STI Testing and Treatment, please call us at (812) 418-3230.

Gonorrhea

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What Is It?
Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported bacterial STI.

How Do You Get It?
Sex (vaginal, oral, or anal) with infected person; contagious even without symptoms.

Symptoms
Most don’t know they are infected. Those who are sexually active need to be tested for these infections at least yearly. Symptoms can include pain when urinating or a discharge coming from the penis or vagina. Infection can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause severe abdominal pain and difficulty in getting pregnant.

Testing
Testing is performed through a vaginal, urethral, anal or throat swab or through a urine sample.

Treatment
Can be treated with antibiotics. Treatment of infertility is expensive and not always successful.

More Information
For more information please visit: The CDC Gonorrehea Facts.

Herpes

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What Is It?
Herpes is a common infection caused by herpes simplex virus.

How Do You Get It?
Sex (vaginal, oral or anal) with an infected person or during other intimate contact (such as mutual masturbation); contagious even without symptoms.

Symptoms
Most don’t know they are infected.
Symptoms can include blisters or sores in genital area, pain & burning during urination.
Symptoms may also include cold sores & fever blisters around the mouth.
If you have one painful skin outbreak, you almost always have other outbreaks.

Testing
Testing is performed through a drawn blood sample.

Treatment
Antiviral medications help, but can’t cure the disease.

More Information
For more information please visit: The CDC Herpes Facts.

Syphilis

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What Is It?
Syphilis is a highly contagious bacterial infection.

How Do You Get It?
Direct contact with highly infectious sores or patches; these are usually on the genitals or mouth.
Sex (vaginal, oral or anal) with an infected person or during other intimate contact (such as mutual masturbation); contagious even without symptoms.

Symptoms
You may get a painless, unnoticed ulcer that goes away in a few weeks.
Next you may have flu-like symptoms and a rash.
Advanced untreated syphilis can cause paralysis, blindness, bursting of major blood vessels and death.

Testing
Testing is performed through a drawn blood sample.

Treatment
Can be treated with antibiotics.
Treatment can prevent further damage but will not repair any damage already done.

More Information
For more information visit: The CDC Syphilis Facts.

STI Information

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The Clarity Testing Clinic offers confidential STI testing and treatment for men and women. STI Information posted below is courtesy of Medical Institute for Sexual Health.

To schedule an appointment in our clinic please use our Appointment Page. If you need to ask a question about STI Testing and Treatment, please call us at (812) 418-3230.

Hepatitis B

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What Is It?
Hepatitis B is a common viral blood-borne infection.

How Do You Get It?
Sex (anal or vaginal); contagious even without symptoms.
Needle sharing when shooting drugs.
Tattoos or body piercings with previously used (unsterilized) needle.

Symptoms
Many don’t know they are infected.
May cause liver damage, which may make your skin and eyes turn yellow (jaundice), and make you feel tired and nauseated.
Can also cause cancer and death.

Testing
Testing is performed through a drawn blood sample.

Treatment
There are a few antiviral medications that can be tried; these medications are expensive, have to be used for a long time, may have side effects and don’t always work.

More Information
For more information please visit: The CDC Hepatitis Facts.

HIV

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What Is It?
HIV is a virus that invades the immune system and destroys it over time; this reduces a person’s ability to fight off infections and cancer. People with HIV usually develop AIDS, which can be fatal.

How Do You Get It?
Contact with infected blood or from body fluids during anal, vaginal, or oral sex; contagious even without symptoms Risk is greatly increased if you have anal sex, multiple partners or shoot drugs. Having other STIs increases the risk of getting HIV.

Symptoms
At first, you may have flu-like symptoms (tiredness, fever, aches); you may have no other symptoms for years. If you develop AIDS, you may get multiple infections that other people fight off easily.

Testing
Testing is performed through an oral swab or a drawn blood sample.

Treatment
Most people with HIV can prolong their lives by taking several medications every day for the rest of their lives; these drugs are expensive and may have side effects.

More Information
For more information visit: The CDC HIV Facts.

Chlamydia

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What Is It?
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STI.

How Do You Get It?
Sex (vaginal, oral, or anal) with infected person; contagious even without symptoms.

Symptoms
Most don’t know they are infected. Those who are sexually active need to be tested for these infections at least yearly. Symptoms can include pain when urinating or a discharge coming from the penis or vagina. Infection can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause severe abdominal pain and difficulty in getting pregnant.

Testing
Testing is performed through a vaginal, urethral, anal or throat swab or through a urine sample.

Treatment
Can be treated with antibiotics. Treatment of infertility is expensive and not always successful.

More Information
For more information please visit: The CDC Chlamydia Facts.

Hepatitis C

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What Is It?
Hepatitis C is the most common viral chronic blood-borne infection in the U.S.

How Do You Get It?
Needle sharing while shooting drugs (most common).
Tattoos or body piercings with a previously used (unsterilized) needle.
Sex (anal or vaginal); contagious even without symptoms.
Having other STI’s increases the risk of getting Hepatitis C.

Symptoms
Many don’t know they are infected.
May cause liver damage, which may make your skin and eyes turn yellow (jaundice), and make you feel tired and nauseated.
Can also cause cancer and death.

Testing
Testing is performed through a drawn blood sample.

Treatment
There are a few antiviral medications that can be tried; these medications are expensive, have to be used for a long time, may have side effects and don’t always work.

More Information
For more information please visit: The CDC Hepatitis Facts.

HPV

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What Is It?
HPV is the most commonly acquired viral STI. It infects skin & mucous membranes, primarily in genital area.

How Do You Get It?
Skin-to-skin contact (including some skin condoms don’t cover) during sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) or during other intimate genital contact (such as mutual masturbation); contagious even without symptoms.

Symptoms
Most don’t know they are infected.
Some have warts in their genital area.
Most clear the virus naturally within 2 years.
Certain strains can cause cervical cancer.

Testing
Testing is performed through a cervical sample obtained with a Pap Smear.

Treatment
Warts can be treated, but they sometimes return. A Pap test can detect cervical cancer in early treatable stages.

More Information
For more information please visit: The CDC HPV Facts.

Trichomoniasis

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What Is It?
An extremely common parasite that causes genital infection.

How Do I Get It?
Contact with infected body fluids during vaginal sex; contagious even without symptoms.

Symptoms
Most don’t know they are infected.
Females may notice thin, watery vaginal discharge, vaginal irritation and pain during sex.
Both females and males may have burning when they urinate.

Testing
Testing is performed through a vaginal swab sample or through a urine sample.

Treatment
It can be treated with oral medication.

More Information
For more information visit: CDC Trichomoniasis Facts.