Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Credentials

PAC conveniently provides medical services 5 days per week in 3 clinics throughout the metro area. Our qualified staff of on-site medical professionals include two full-time registered nurses, two part time registered nurses, a part time Physician’s Assistant and two full time Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Registered, credentialed, and trained medical staff provide medical-grade pregnancy tests, STI testing and treatment, and limited OB Ultrasound Exams as well as evidence-based medical education. PAC maintains the privacy and security of your private health information. See our Notice of Privacy Practices and Patient Rights here.

Medical Directors:

Laura Bleekrode, MD
Dr. Bleekrode is a board-certified pediatrician, practicing in Metro Atlanta. She graduated Cum Laude from Providence College in Rhode Island in 1982 and received her MD from Emory University School of Medicine in 1986. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospital in 1989 and was in practice in Minnesota until moving to Atlanta in 1991. Dr. Bleekrode is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Jordan Ray, MD
Dr. Ray is a board-certified diagnostic and intervention radiologist. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi and performed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the Baylor University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Ray is a member of the American College of Radiology and the Society for Interventional Radiology.

Nicholas Kongoasa, MD
Nicholas Kongoasa, MD, FACOG is a gynecologist with Reproductive Health Medicine and Gynecology in Norcross, GA, with specialization in minimally invasive gynecological surgery. Dr. Kongoasa received his medical training in the United Kingdom and completed his residency at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey. Having completed extensive LAPEX and MIGS training, he was also a CEC FMIGS Fellow. Dr. Kongoasa is committed to educating patients on the root causes of reproductive-related diseases including infertility.

Affiliations and Training:

How much do you charge?
All of our services, including pregnancy tests, options counseling, and limited ultrasounds are always free and completely confidential.
Do I need an appointment?

During covid, you need to make an appointment ahead of time. In order to minimize capacity in our clinics to reduce risk of exposure, we do not accept walk-ins. But scheduling an appointment is easy! Fill out our online form or call 404-763-4357.

Can I make an appointment JUST for an ultrasound?

When you schedule an appointment, an ultrasound is not a guaranteed service. Because an ultrasound is a medical procedure, we need to make sure you’re seen by a member of our medical staff before receiving an ultrasound. You’ll first receive a free pregnancy test in our clinic, and if positive, one of our medical staff members will determine if you qualify for an ultrasound.

This determination is made after receiving a pregnancy test at one of our centers.

What is a limited ultrasound?

A limited ultrasound means that we do not assess for gender or other prenatal purposes beyond determining:

1) that the baby is in utero;

2) that the baby has a heartbeat;

3) the measurements of the baby.

How long will a pregnancy test take?
You should allow for at least 45 minutes and up to an hour for your appointment.
Can I make an appointment for today?

Due to our limited capacity in order to decrease the risk of exposure in the covid pandemic, we cannot accept walk-in appointments. Whenever possible we will fit you in on the same day you call! However, due to the covid pandemic and our cleaning and distancing procedures, it may not be possible too get you an appointment the day you call. We will be sure to schedule you for the soonest possible appointment.

When is your last appointment?
We take our last client one hour before close. Please refer to the hours for the clinic you’re wanting to visit to determine when you can come in for an appointment.
How soon after having sex can I find out if I am pregnant?

Pregnancy tests are most reliable when you are about seven days late for your period. Call us today to schedule your free pregnancy test to find out for sure if you’re pregnant or not.

Can my boyfriend or husband come with me?
In order to cut down the risks of covid exposure, we are limiting the number of clients and guests in our clinics. We ask that only your partner come in to your appointment with you. Please make alternate arrangements for any other family members, children or friends during your appointment, as they will be asked to wait in the car.
What is fetal development?
Fetal development refers to how far along you are in your pregnancy. For more information about fetal development and the stages of pregnancy click here.
Do you give a verification of pregnancy?

Yes, we provide verification of your pregnancy test results based upon your information.

How much privacy do you guarantee?
We follow HIPAA standards and all of your information, including your appointment, is completely confidential.
What is the abortion pill reversal?

If you have taken the first pill in the abortion pill protocol and are having second thoughts there is a procedure that can help reverse the process. You can learn more about that process here.

What if I’m under 18?
Regardless of your age, we can provide you resources and information on all of your pregnancy options. Our services are free to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy, so call today to schedule an appointment to go over options and receive education to help you make a fully-informed decision.
Do I have to tell my parents?
You don’t need to have parental consent to make an appointment with us. However, if you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy or think you have an STI, it’s important to tell your parents. If you need help knowing how to do that, we can help. What you do with your pregnancy is your decision, but you will want a strong support system no matter what you choose, and your parents can help provide that for you.
If I’m pregnant, could I also have an STI?

If you have had any sexual contact, it’s possible that you could have an STI in addition to being pregnant. You can contract an STI through any kind of sexual intercourse – vaginal, anal, and oral. If you think you may be pregnant, it’s important to get tested for STIs as well, because they can pose health risks to you if left untreated. Call today to schedule your free STI screening and pregnancy test.

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