The District of Columbia Department of Health has programs that assist women who are pregnant or want to be pregnant. There are also programs for men who need help with parenting or pregnancy prevention. Services include:
- Free pregnancy testing
- Free condoms
- Care for you and your baby after testing HIV positive
Free Pregnancy Tests
Even at the very beginning of a pregnancy, your baby is developing fast, so it’s important to find out early on if you’re pregnant.
Women can obtain a free pregnancy test by calling 1-800-MOM-BABY (1-800-666-2229) to find a location near them.
Both men and women can receive free condoms and family planning counseling and referral by calling 1-800-666-2229.
For information call 1-800-MOM-BABY (1-800-666-2229).
Prospective and eligible parenting women and men also have an opportunity to participate in programs geared to educate and support their needs. These programs include:
- DC Healthy Start Project (DCHS) enrolls pregnant and postpartum women with infants up to 3 months. The Project provide case management/home visitation to eligible participants until the child’s second birthday. The Project also provides free pregnancy test and screenings in community settings as well as mobile curbside health services for pregnant and parenting women. The Project’s male component recruits and case manages men with infants up to 1 year old. The goal of the project is to improve birth outcomes and reduce the numbers of infants that die in Wards 5 thru 8.
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77 P Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
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- Health screenings
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- Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
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- Sexual health counseling and education
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