To help you learn more about your pregnancy before you have an abortion, Virginia Law (§18.2-76 of the Code of Virginia) says you will need to have an
ultrasound (pictures) of the pregnancy. You must have an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of the pregnancy (how far along you are).
The law also says the Virginia Department of Health must have a list of places across the state that provide ultrasound at no cost for a pregnant women.
This list tells you the places that will perform the ultrasound for free.
This means these places will provide an ultrasound and listen for the baby's heart sounds and not charge you.
The law says ultrasound services must be provided by trained and qualified medical professionals under the supervision of a physician licensed in the
This means that these places have registered nurses or people trained and qualified to perform the ultrasound and listen for baby heart sounds.
These places have doctors that have had training to provide ultrasounds and are able to practice in the Commonwealth.
The law says you can look at the pictures and get a written report, if you want.
You will need to bring the report with you if you have an abortion.
The following facilities have agreed to have their facility listed publicly and meet the listed requirements of Virginia Law (§18.2-76 of the Code of
Virginia). These may not be all the places in Virginia that provide ultrasounds. Virginia Department of Health does not have a financial relationship with
The following list includes providers that have agreed to provide an ultrasound for free or at low cost If you click on a facility in either of the
lists, you will see detailed information about this facility. This information is provided by each facility, the Department of Health does not have the
authority to check the accuracy of this information. The list of providers includes information to help you make a decision about where to go, such as:
The name, address, and phone number for the facility;
Whether they provide an ultrasound for free, or for a low cost;
If low cost, how much they will charge you for the ultrasound;
Whether they will send a copy of your ultrasound to an abortion provider, and if so, whether or not they will charge you for this;
Whether they will give you a copy of the ultrasound image, and if so, whether or not they will charge you for this
The information is subject to change so you should call these places for more information