Carenet of Carbon County

LEHIGHTON
(610) 379-0411
531 Mahoning St.
NESQUEHONING
(570) 273-5678
250 W Catawissa St.
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Whether you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, or have questions about your options, we are here for you.
Call us at (610) 379-0411 or make an appointment online.

Abortion and STDs

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) pose a serious risk to a woman’s future reproductive and overall health, especially if left untreated. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the United States, 1 out of 5 women between the ages of 14 and 19 is infected with at least one STD.  It is important that you get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases if you are considering abortion and if you suspect you have been exposed. The earlier you can be treated for an STD the better.

Any abortion procedure (including medical abortion) opens the risk of transmitting bacteria from outside the woman’s body or from the vagina into the woman’s cervix. Women who have an untreated STD are up to 23% more likely to develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) following an abortion procedure. 

It’s important to remember that not all STDs produce noticeable symptoms; therefore, it’s recommended that you get tested for STDs regularly if you are sexually active with new or multiple partners.

Feeling Pressured?

You are the only one who can choose an option for your unplanned pregnancy. You should not allow anyone to force you into a decision. Our staff wants to support you as you explore your options.  If you’re feeling pressured, visit Carenet of Carbon County first.

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Feeling Pressured?

You are the only one who can choose an option for your unplanned pregnancy. You should not allow anyone to force you into a decision. Our staff wants to support you as you explore your options.  If you’re feeling pressured, visit Hand’n Hand Women’s Center first.

What others are saying about Carenet of Carbon County

"This place has been amazing to me. I walked in scared to death and they were there with open arms. Can't thank them enough"
"Hand 'n Hand was really honest with me and helped me through a tough situation. They listened and gave me the individual attention I really needed. This is one of the safest places to go if you need help"
"Everyone at Hand 'n Hand was nothing short of a blessing. They were the most compassionate people I've ever met. The world needs more places like this."

What others are saying about Carenet of Carbon County

"This place has been amazing to me. I walked in scared to death and they were there with open arms. Can't thank them enough"
"Hand 'n Hand was really honest with me and helped me through a tough situation. They listened and gave me the individual attention I really needed. This is one of the safest places to go if you need help"
"Everyone at Hand 'n Hand was nothing short of a blessing. They were the most compassionate people I've ever met. The world needs more places like this."

Questions & Answers

Walk-ins are welcome; however, it is best to make an appointment to minimize your office wait time, please call or text us at 610.379.0411, or schedule an appointment online.

Our professional, medical-grade, lab-quality pregnancy test can determine pregnancy as soon as the first day after your initial missed period. We recommend that you make an appointment if you have missed a period, have any pregnancy-related questions, or think you might be pregnant.

After completing paperwork, you will meet with our medical professionals to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be administered. With a positive pregnancy test result, we will then confirm a living, intrauterine pregnancy via an ultrasound.

All our services are provided free of charge.

All you need is photo ID. If receiving a pregnancy test or limited ultrasound you will need to drink plenty of water to ensure you have a full bladder.

Absolutely, you can bring your boyfriend, family member or friend. We will talk with you privately first. Then provided you have given us consent to have them in the room, your guest will be able to join you. Please no children at this visit.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.)

Call 610.379.0411  or Text 610.379.0411