We are a pro-choice family, gynecology and obstetrics, multilingual, community oriented medical center offering medical reproductive health services including other care to help you attain wellness.
We provide professional and confidential health care at an affordable private pay fees as well as most insurances. All our patients will benefit from the years of reproductive and family health care our staff has provided.
Kindness, courtesy, understanding and respect are cornerstones of our patient-staff relationships.
Our staff of Registered Nurses, LPNs, patient educators, administrators and board-certified male and female gynecologists specialize in reproductive health care. Our staff is multilingual and multicultural.
At Falls Church Healthcare Center we offer Pregnancy Testing
- FREE urine pregnancy hormone hCG test. Receive results while you wait.
- Small charge for blood pregnancy test. Results back in 2 days.
- $190 private pay fee or use insurance for sonogram.
Appointments are appreciated, but you are welcome to walk-in without an appointment.
Patients of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are welcome to our quality healthcare.
How soon can a pregnancy be detected? – from 7 to 10 days after conception (more than 3 weeks after your last period), a urine pregnancy test (Hcg level above 50) may read positive but a sonogram may not yet show the pregnancy.
Family Planning and Birth Control Options and Methods
FCHC provides health education to men and women of all ages so they can make responsible, informed decisions about sexual activity. If you are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, use birth control to avoid becoming pregnant. Not all forms of birth control protect you against sexually transmitted infections. It is important to learn your options and your risks for each method.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a great publication on How Birth Control Works – Patient Education.
Minors are encouraged to discuss the choices with their parents or with an adult they trust.
If you are interested in starting a birth control method or just want information, our staff can assist you!
- Birth control information is included with your clinical services for no additional fee.
- Talk to your clinician during your appointment to discuss birth control methods.
- You can also separately schedule a Birth Control Options counseling session.
- FCHC provides a variety of methods so you can start protecting yourself immediately.
Birth Control Methods include:
|Birth Control Pills: Alesse, FemconFe, Seasonale, Loestrin, Seasonique, YAZ, Yasmin
|The NuvaRing® – NuvaRing is a small, flexible vaginal ring used to prevent pregnancy. You put it in for 3 weeks, take it out, then put a new one in a week later.
|The Patch® – ORTHO EVRA® a once-a-week birth control patch. It’s as effective as the Pill.
|IUD: Mirena® – Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing IUD placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for as long as you want for up to 5 years. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception. or ParaGard® – Paragard® is an IUD for up to 10 years.
|Nexplanon® – prescription medication implant that goes in your arm to prevent pregnancy
|DMPA “DEPO” (“the shot”) – safe, effective, and convenient injectable birth control
|Other Methods: Cycle Beads, Natural Cycle Rhythm, Condoms
|Plan B (Emergency Contraception) – helps prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or birth control failure
Don’t spread the flu – Don’t get the flu. Get vaccinated with a season flu vaccine.
According to the CDC, the flu shot is between 70-90% effective in warding off influenza in healthy people under 65. The flu vaccine comes in two forms, a shot and a nasal spray. The nasal spray is called FluMist. The shot will not cause you to get the flu. It lets your body develop the antibodies needed to fight flu viruses. You may have a slight reaction to the shot, including soreness at the injection site, mild muscle ache or fever. FluMist is a weakened live virus vaccine. That means it is made from a live virus that has been designed not to cause the flu.
Take everyday actions to stay healthy. Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If you don’t have one, use your sleeve, not your hand. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand rub if you do not have soap and water. Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread that way. Stay home if you get sick. This helps keep others from getting sick.
Symptoms of Flu People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (very tired)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. This is more common in children than adults.
*Not everyone with flu will have a fever.
What should I do if I get sick? Stay at home! Most people with the flu do not need to see a doctor. Contact your doctor if you are sick and if you are pregnant, have a chronic health condition like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease. Or if your child is under 5 years old or you are over 65 years old.
The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination each year.
Refer to our Fee Schedule for prices of abortioncare and gynecology wellness services.