How and Where Can I Get a Pregnancy Test?

To find out if you are pregnant, you must take a pregnancy test.  There are several ways to get a pregnancy test. 

You can:

  • buy a home pregnancy test at a drugstore (there is no minimum age to do this, and you do not need a parent’s permission)
  • go to your regular health care provider
  • get free pregnancy testing at a confidential health clinic, or
  • get free pregnancy testing at your school clinic, if it is offered.


When to Test

Timing is important – if you take a pregnancy test too early, it might show a negative result (not pregnant) even if you are pregnant!

To get an accurate pregnancy test result, you should take the test:

  • 14 days after you had sex, or
  • at least one day after your period is late.