By Alex Sullivan
Bringing new life into the world should be an exciting and joyful moment. Yet statistically speaking, 50% of pregnancies happen unexpectedly, which often leaves women feeling fearful and anxious due to the lack of resources and support available to them. That is where Image Clear Ultrasound of Northwest North Carolina is stepping in to fill the gap.
In October 2020, Image Clear Ultrasound Mobile Clinic started serving in Kernersville, Winston-Salem, and Mount Airy. Women who step on board the mobile clinic can receive lab-quality urine pregnancy testing, options counseling, and limited obstetrical ultrasounds by a licensed clinician. “We want to help women and couples in the midst of their crisis by providing these free services and also connect them with other community resources,” said Mobile Operation Manager, Carmen Miller.
The mobile unit features a state-of-the-art ultrasound exam room; a clean, private bathroom; and a separate seating area with an additional ultrasound monitor for any family members, friends, or significant others who accompany the clients. The staff at the Mobile Clinic stresses that they are there to offer confidential and compassionate care in a non-judgmental and non-coercive environment. “Ultimately, we want every woman and couple who steps on the unit to feel at ease,” said Carmen.
One recent client said, “The staff was so friendly and helpful. They made me feel very comfortable and provided a lot of useful information.” And yet another client commented that they loved the availability of the ultrasound service and it was easy to receive the care they needed.
You can find the Image Clear Ultrasound mobile unit out in the Kernersville community on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm located at 1175 S. Main Street (across from the Walmart entrance). Follow their Facebook page, “Image Clear Ultrasound Northwest North Carolina” for the latest updates.
To book an appointment, you can text or call 336-469-7769.
What You Should Know
• All Services Are Free and Confidential
• No Insurance Needed
• Photo ID is Encouraged
• Walk-Ins Are Welcome
• Mobile Team Includes a Licensed, Registered Nurse with Sonography Training or a Sonographer (RDMS)
• Mobile Team Includes Trained Client Advocates
• Urine Pregnancy Test
• Ultrasounds Are Typically Offered From 6 to 13 Weeks LMP (this may vary by location)
• No Gender Reveals
• Ultrasound Photos Provided
• Options Consultation Provided
• Non-Judgmental and Confidential Services
• Referrals to Community Agencies