Be heard and gain clarity as you explore all of your pregnancy and sexual-health options. After your decision — no matter which route you take— we can continue the journey together.
Claris offers the following medical, mental health, and support services. Click each box to learn more!
What: A urine pregnancy test is a reliable method of assessing pregnancy. The test looks for a hormone called HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). The presence of this hormone typically indicates pregnancy and can be detected in the urine 10 days after fertilization and by blood 8 days after fertilization of the egg and attachment to the uterine wall. Most people schedule a urine pregnancy test around the time of a missed period. A blood test is not routinely performed to diagnose a pregnancy.
Who: Patients ages 12 years or older.
Cost: No cost for urine pregnancy testing. $10 for blood testing, if the blood test is deemed necessary by the clinician.
What: Ultrasound imaging can be used to detect and confirm a pregnancy. Claris Health offers limited obstetric ultrasound scans. These scans are not intended for diagnostic purposes but follow national AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine) guidelines for limited first trimester ultrasounds and are used for the following medical purposes:
These are all important to determine after initially confirming a pregnancy with a urine or blood pregnancy test.
Who: Ultrasound scans are made available to patients who have a positive pregnancy test, are at least 6 weeks pregnant, and have not had a previous ultrasound.
Cost: No cost to qualifying patients
What: Prenatal and postpartum care is offered to patients who qualify for our program. We also offer group-based prenatal care, based on the Centering Pregnancy model, to qualifying patients at Claris’ Lynwood clinic facility. This model of prenatal care brings patients out of the exam room and into a group setting, which also helps build a community of support. Groups are typically formed with 4-10 women of different ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. Groups begin in their first trimester of pregnancy and include the standard 10 prenatal visits.
Who: Pregnant women who enroll during their first trimester of pregnancy. Patients must have Medi-Cal insurance or be willing to pay for lab and other testing services.
Why: There’s a reason why 96% of women prefer receiving their prenatal care in a Centering Group. You will have greater access to your provider, learn more about pregnancy, and be better equipped for birth within a supportive network of moms.
Cost: No cost for Medi-Cal patients. Contact us to check eligibility or to discuss payment options for non Medi-Cal patients.
What: Options education allows patients to thoroughly explore all pregnancy options* (parenting, adoption, and abortion) and provides medical information, community support services, etc. Trained patient advocates and clinical staff are available to discuss options, answer questions, and provide information.
*Claris does not perform abortions and does not facilitate adoptions.
Who: All pregnant or potentially pregnant patients. If desired, they may include their partners or family members.
Cost: No cost
Meet with one of our virtual birth educators for a one-hour overview of the labor and delivery process, coping techniques, etc.
What: Blood and urine tests are used to look for commonly occurring sexually transmitted diseases and infections that can be passed between partners during sexual contact. We offer testing for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HSV-2*, trichomoniasis, and hepatitis B and C.
Additionally, we test for other non sexually transmitted infections including vaginal yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and urinary tract infections.
* HSV-2 testing available during active outbreak
STI treatment is available on-site or through a referral clinic depending on the diagnosis.
Who: Individuals over the age of 12 who present certain risk factors determined by the medical professional.
Cost: $10-40. Financial aid available to qualifying patients.
What: Regular gynecological exams that include physical screenings, testing, preventative care, and health education.
Well woman exams may include:
Who: Doctors recommend well woman exams starting at age 21 and then annually thereafter.
Pap testing (included in well woman exams) is available for all premenopausal women. Doctors recommend getting a pap smear at age 21 and then at least once every three years. If you have certain risk factors, you may need to get them more frequently. These factors include:
Insurance Patients: We accept LA Care Direct and straight Medi-Cal. Co-pay may apply.
Cash Patients: $65-$100 (w/ STI + Pap Testing).
Financial aid available to qualifying patients.
What: Basic health assessment to check blood pressure, heart rate, weight, height, and BMI. There’s also an opportunity to address any areas of concern, help improve general health and well-being, and provide referrals if necessary.
Who: Available at our mobile clinic locations to all individuals ages 18 and older, or 12 and older with parental consent.
Cost: No cost
What: Education and birth control options suitable for your unique physical and lifestyle needs and preferences. The following contraception methods may be available:
Contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) – Small, thin, and flexible implant placed discreetly under the skin of the arm.
Vaginal Ring– Soft, plastic ring that you place inside your vagina.
Depo Provera – An injection that is given every three months to suppress ovulation.
Oral Contraceptives – Pills that must be taken daily to avoid pregnancy.
Condoms- A barrier method of contraception that must be worn during sexual intercourse.
Fertility Education– a health and wellness program that educates women to manage their fertility through cycle tracking and other natural methods.
Birth control visits also include:
Who: Patients ages 14 years or older.
Cost: Insurance Patients: We accept LA Care Direct, and Medi-Cal. Co-pay may apply.
Cash Patients: $40.00 for office visits if we do not accept your insurance plan.
What: A Pap smear or Pap test is a medical test in which a medical provider collects cells from the cervix during a pelvic exam* and those cells then undergo a microscopic examination. These cells are evaluated for abnormalities, such as the presence of cancerous or precancerous cells. A Pap test can detect certain viral infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV), which is known to cause cervical cancer.
*The pelvic exam also includes an inspection of external and internal genital areas and an assessment of the health of the reproductive system and organs. It can also help identify pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), fibroids, etc.
Who: Pap testing is available for all premenopausal women. Doctors recommend getting a Pap smear at 21 years of age and then at least once every three years. If you have certain risk factors, you may need to get them more frequently. These factors include:
– Prior diagnosis of cervical cancer or a Pap smear that showed precancerous cells
– Exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) before birth
– HIV infection
– Weakened immune system due to organ transplant, chemotherapy or chronic corticosteroid use
– History of smoking
Cost: $50-$75 for Pap (w/ STI Testing). Financial aid available to qualifying patients.
What: Sexual and relational health education presentations, assemblies, events, small group discussions, and mentoring opportunities that empower youth and young adults to critically navigate sexual decisions, healthy relationships, dating, and the media’s influence. Presentations are also offered to parents of youth and young adults, discussing how parents can create safe relationships with their children to encourage conversations about difficult topics.
Who: Youth and young adults (grades 5-12), college age students, and parents.
Cost: Suggested donation of $150 to cover transportation, literature, and other costs. If funding is not available, presentations are offered free of charge.
What: Therapy services are available to address relationships, anxiety, depression, pregnancy loss, parenting concerns, and other related topics.
Who: Professional counseling is prioritized for individuals, couples, and families who are facing a challenge resulting from a pregnancy or sexual health situation.
Cost: Initial visit is no cost; subsequent visits are $25-$40 per session (depending on the therapist).
Contact: Contact us to learn more or to schedule an eligibility visit for Claris’ therapy program.
What: Support groups and individual counseling are offered to those who have chosen to place their child(ren) for adoption or anyone wishing to process or heal from a past pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and abortion.
Who: Individuals or couples who have placed their child(ren) for adoption or experienced a past pregnancy loss.
Cost: $20 donation to cover group materials.
What: Mentorship and educational workshops are offered to help new parents thrive in their roles. Incentive programs encourage class participants to earn basic baby supplies, equipment, food and more. Court-mandated classes (using the Breakthrough Parenting curriculum) are available to any parent in need of this service.
Who: Classes are open to anyone (individuals, couples, families) who is pregnant or parenting a child under the age of 5.
Cost: No cost for individuals, except for a one-time $20 materials fee for court-mandated classes; stipend suggested for agencies requesting a Claris parenting teacher.
Get connected to our parenting classes (English or Spanish). Parents of children 0-5.
Looking for extra support as a parent? Do you have specific parenting questions? Schedule a session with Claris’ parenting program staff.
Looking for court-approved parenting classes? Book these classes with a certified instructor. Open to parents with children of any age.
Breakthrough Parenting (available in English and Spanish)
EMA (Every Mother’s Advocate)
What: Caseworkers are available to process and create an inventory of need, assist with various resources, and provide a direct connection to community referrals for housing, employment, childcare, public benefits, and more. Click here to see a list of Claris’ community partners.
Who: Individuals, couples and families in need.
Same day appointments available regardless of insurance, immigration status, or ability to pay.