We’re here for you. We’ve been helping women and men deal with the stress of unintended pregnancy in Central Pennsylvania since 1985. We can also refer you to local community resources that can help you with your specific needs that are outside the scope of our services.
What We Offer
We don’t profit in any way from your pregnancy choice. YOU are important to us. We’re here for you.
All of our services are 100% FREE, confidential, and non-judgmental, including:
Free lab-grade pregnancy tests are available for client-administered testing. Find a location near you »
Medically-Accurate Abortion Information
With your permission, we’ll share with you information regarding different abortion procedures that are available to you at your particular stage of pregnancy. With 5 locations in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, we’re nearby.
Limited Obstetrical Ultrasounds
Free limited first-trimester ultrasounds are available to confirm if your pregnancy is viable and how far along you are (for eligible clients). Both pieces of information are very helpful as you consider your pregnancy options. Find a location »
Pregnancy Options Education (to help you make an informed pregnancy decision)
A compassionate, non-judgmental Advocate will help you weigh your pregnancy options.
Prenatal Classes (individually-tailored)
If you choose to continue your pregnancy, we provide free weekly prenatal education to help you prepare for your baby’s birth. If you complete our prenatal classes (15 – 17 lessons) you will earn your choice of a brand new crib & mattress, new stroller/car seat combo, new bassinet, new pack, and play, or a case of formula. We’ll purchase it for you and ship it directly to your home.
Material Assistance (for you and your baby)
Each time you arrive for your class on-time and complete your homework, you will earn CARE cash that you can use in our Baby Boutiques to buy necessary and expensive baby supplies. We stock items such as formula, diapers, baby wipes, cribs, strollers, clothing, and more to help you provide for your child.
Do you have a specific item request? Let us know and we’ll search through our five Baby Boutiques located throughout Lebanon and Lancaster counties in order to find what you need. There may sometimes be a wait-list for more popular items. So please let us know early if you are in search of a specific item.
Referrals to local community services such as shelter, housing, and food assistance
If you are in need of assistance that is outside our scope of services we can refer you to other great community service organizations that provide a wide variety of support services. Housing, food, formula, and healthcare are just a few of the services available. Please ask your Advocate for more details.
- How can I tell if I'm pregnant?
Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services offers free pregnancy tests and free limited first-trimester ultrasounds (obstetrical) to eligible clients to help you determine if you are pregnant. This ultrasound enables you to confirm that your pregnancy is viable and also establishes accurate dating of your pregnancy – two pieces of information that are very helpful to know as you consider your pregnancy options. Contact us to schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for this vital, free service.
- Do I need an appointment?
We do accept walk-ins at most locations. In order to ensure that you do not have a long wait, it is suggested that you call ahead of time (or book online) to schedule a free appointment. Check out our locations page for hours and contact information. All of our services are 100% free, confidential, and non-judgmental.
- What do I need to bring with me to an appointment?
If you have a photo ID, please bring it with you to your first appointment. Our services are all 100% free. Contact us if you have any questions.
- Do I have to tell my parents?
According to Pennsylvania law, a minor of 14 years of age or older is able to access a range of pregnancy care services without parental notification or consent. Care providers are required to protect client confidentiality. If you are 14 years of age or older, you are legally able to access the free services provided by Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services without parental notification or consent. Our free pregnancy services include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, abortion clinic information, and other help along the way. We’ll walk with you! Get in touch with us by finding a location near you.
- Do I have to tell the father?
Each person’s situation is unique. You may find it helpful to talk through your circumstances with someone who will listen to you non-judgmentally and help you sort through your options as you decide what is best for you. You are not required by law to tell the father of your baby about your pregnancy. We’ll walk with you! Get in touch with us by finding a location near you.
- Do I have to drop out of school if I decide to carry my baby to term?
Federal law protects the rights of a pregnant student who decides to continue her pregnancy and requires that learning institutions make accommodations for her throughout her pregnancy. Please refer to the Title IX page of our website for details (or contact us).
- How long can I wait to get an abortion?
How much time you have to make your pregnancy decision depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy at the time you make your choice. We can help you by providing accurate abortion information for your stage of pregnancy (contact us). In Pennsylvania, abortions are legal until the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy. After that time, only rare circumstances will legally allow for an abortion to take place. We can help you consider all your options. We provide free, limited first-trimester ultrasounds (to eligible women) in order to confirm pregnancy viability and to establish pregnancy dating. Contact us to schedule an appointment (it’s free, confidential, and non-judgmental).
- Is there help available for me if I want to parent my baby?
Yes! Most women are very surprised at the wide range of community services available to them if they choose to parent their baby. Being a parent is hard work. Being a single parent is even harder. But moms and dads don’t have to face the responsibility alone. Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services can provide you with a wide range of free parenting support and connect you to community services that will provide you with even more additional support. Housing, baby supplies and gear, education, health care, food assistance, and more are available to help young parents in Central PA. Learn more »
- Are there eligibility requirements?
We welcome all people who can benefit from our services. We serve everyone regardless of income, residency status, enrollment in other social services programs, etc. Our services are 100% free and available to anyone who would like our assistance. We’ll here for you! Get in touch with us by finding a location near you.
- Do I have to be a Christian to benefit from your services?
No. We welcome all clients regardless of their spiritual beliefs. While all services offered at SVPS come from a biblical point of view; we believe that you have the freedom to make your own lifestyle choices, and to choose the SVPS services that are most helpful given your circumstances. As an expression of the love of Jesus, we offer all of our services free of charge to our clients. We’ll here for you! Get in touch with us by finding a location near you.