RealOptions Provides STI/STD Testing & Treatment in Bay Area Amidst Sky High STD Rates

RealOptions Provides STI/STD Testing & Treatment in Bay Area Amidst Sky High STD Rates

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates have increased to the highest levels in 30 years. RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics provides STI/STD testing in the Bay Area. We are taking extra precautions following CDC guidelines and recommended medical standards to protect our staff and patients. Unfortunately, some men and women who think they could possibly have a … Continued ...

Why Choose RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics if you are considering an abortion?

Why Choose RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics if you are considering an abortion?

Schedule an Appointment RealOptions Provides Pre-abortion Screenings Every woman facing a pregnancy decision needs medical care and support to answer three questions before a final pregnancy outcome can be determined: Am I really pregnant? 10-20% of pregnancies end on their own and the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn’t … Continued ...

Pap Smear Test

Pap Smear Test

Why are Pap Smears important? Pap Smears or Pap Tests are important because they look for precancerous cells on the cervix that can become cervical cancer if left untreated.  This test is done in a doctor’s office and involves a plastic or metal speculum that is used to widen the vagina to allow the doctor to examine the vagina and … Continued ...

Pregnancy Loss Healing Is Real

Pregnancy Loss Healing Is Real

We are here to help. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has imposed social restrictions that can heighten a sense of alienation and isolation that may have already been present due to a past abortion, miscarriage, or stillbith. The increased stressors related to anxiety, uncertainty, and social isolation can make connecting at this time even more important to your healing and well-being. … Continued ...

STDs and STIs Testing

STDs and STIs Testing

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics provides medical testing, diagnosis, and treatment of STDs and STIs. There are many kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. You can get an STD the first time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex. Many STDs have no cure while others can be treated through medication. Most people infected with an STD don’t know it. … Continued ...

Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics is proud to announce that it is an official Medi-Cal provider. Our medical clinics are committed to providing exceptional care to our patients. Our services include: Well Woman Care– which includes pap smears, breast exams, diabetes screening, hepatitis vaccine & cervical cancer screenings. STD Testing & Treatment Pregnancy Testing Ultrasound Imaging Prenatal Care Optimal Health Coaching … Continued ...

RealOptions is Committed to Celebrating Differences and Eliminating Racial Inequality

RealOptions is Committed to Celebrating Differences and Eliminating Racial Inequality

At RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics we stand beside the Black community–making a public stance against injustice, abuse of power, and authority to drive change and support the path to healing. We honor that our nation is built upon a melting pot of individuals, cultures, and color which makes our country unique and special.  But we also recognize that there are … Continued ...

Well-Woman Care: A RealOptions Beginner’s Guide

Well-Woman Care: A RealOptions Beginner’s Guide

Well-Woman Care: A RealOptions Beginner’s Guide RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics has hit an important milestone in its journey to provide holistic reproductive healthcare to women in the Bay Area: an expansion of its well-woman services. What does this change mean for you? Well, in short, it means you can now take a foundational step to protect your health by booking … Continued ...

RealOptions Telehealth: Healthcare Support From The Comfort Of Your Home

RealOptions Telehealth: Healthcare Support From The Comfort Of Your Home

Telehealth Video Chat & Text RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics telehealth video chat & text app connects you in real time with trained nurse educators. It is free and confidential. We provide easy access to our on-call medical team via text or video chat during business hours to provide you with information, insight, and ultimately an appointment at our clinic if … Continued ...

Is there an over the counter abortion pill that I can take without a prescription?

Is there an over the counter abortion pill that I can take without a prescription?

NO, there is not an abortion pill that you should take without a prescription. The abortion pill is different from emergency contraception, sometimes called the morning-after pill. The medication abortion pill will terminate a pregancy.  You should consult with a medical provider, receive an exam, as well as an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy to figure out how far along … Continued ...

COVID and Your Pregnancy

COVID and Your Pregnancy

How COVID-19 Affects Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The … Continued ...

Am I Pregnant? 12 Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms

Am I Pregnant? 12 Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms

Am I Pregnant? 12 Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms Have you been experiencing bodily changes? Do you think you may be pregnant? This can be a puzzling time as it is. To add to the confusion, many pregnancy signs and symptoms can have causes unlinked to pregnancy. You should know that the early signs of pregnancy tend to differ from one … Continued ...

Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy Test If you think you may be pregnant your next step should be scheduling a Pregnancy Test from RealOptions Obria Medical Clinic.  You do NOT have to go through this process alone. At RealOptions we can help you deal with the results, no matter what they are, in a manner that is best for you and your situation. We have … Continued ...

Abortion Cost Information

Abortion Cost Information

If you are considering abortion and researching your options in the Santa Clara or Alameda County areas, this information may answer many of your questions. Regardless of whether you are considering abortion, adoption, or parenting, you will need a pregnancy verification and dating of your pregnancy to receive any services from a medical clinic. “We provide information to the patient … Continued ...

Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

Am I pregnant? The earliest sign of pregnancy is a missed period. If you are wondering if you are pregnant there are other early symptoms to look for including nausea, tender or swollen breasts, darkening of the areola (the area around the nipple), cramping, back pain, headaches, increased urination, food cravings or aversions to certain foods, sensitivity to smells, and … Continued ...

Types of Abortion

Types of Abortion

At RealOptions we provide all the information you need to make informed decisions when facing an unplanned pregnancy. If you are contemplating an abortion, our trained staff and nurses are here to educate you about all your choices including procedures and risks as well as other barriers to continuing a pregnancy. There are many factors to consider when determining what is right for … Continued ...

Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

The effects of abortion on individuals and families can have long-term effects that can leave a person hurting for years.  The feelings of loss and grief can stay with you for a long time. “If you have had an abortion in the past and nobody else knows about it, it may help you greatly to share about your feelings in … Continued ...

The Importance of Sexual Health

The Importance of Sexual Health

Medical testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI) is one of the many services provided to the public at RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics. “We offer compassionate and confidential care,” said Sandy Rowe the nursing coordinator at the Union City Clinic. “I know there can be a hesitancy to come in because of what people might perceive about getting tested. We want folks to know … Continued ...

Pregnant….in School?

Pregnant….in School?

If you think you are pregnant, come to one of our RealOptions clinics for an early pregnancy test. Our pregnancy tests are 99% accurate and done in a safe and private setting. A late period is the most common first sign of pregnancy, but not the only early pregnancy symptom. “As early as three to four weeks you can experience … Continued ...

How Pregnant Women and New Mothers Succeed on Campus

How Pregnant Women and New Mothers Succeed on Campus

Attending college when you are pregnant or parenting can initially be a very daunting experience.  Unfortunately, not all colleges and universities offer support services for pregnant and parenting students.   RealOptions on the other hand has made it a point to become a beacon of hope and light for those students who have made the decision to continue their education despite … Continued ...

A Loving Plan is at the Heart of Adoption

A Loving Plan is at the Heart of Adoption

If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy one of your options is adoption. “The word adoption sounds intimidating,” said Marge’ Brandt,  Director of Patient Services at RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics. “When a patient comes in and indicates they do not want to terminate the pregnancy and they know there is no way they can parent, I reach out with, “Have … Continued ...

Do I need an Abortion?

Do I need an Abortion?

It is your decision. It is your choice. “We are trying to provide information to the patient so she can make an informed decision,” said Christine Kulle, the Nurse Practitioner at RealOptions. “We are there to provide information, education, and support in whatever she decides.” “The first thing you need to know is whether or not you are really pregnant,” … Continued ...

Am I Pregnant

Am I Pregnant

The most obvious sign of being pregnant is missing your period. But there are other signs according to Sandra Rowe, Nurse Manager at the Union City RealOptions Medical Clinic. “These signs include sore breasts, nausea, vomiting, and frequent urination,” said Rowe. “Some women will also have a sensitivity to odors and/or increased saliva.” For many women, the first option is … Continued ...

Abortion Pill Reversal is a Real Option

Abortion Pill Reversal is a Real Option

After taking the first dose of the abortion pill some women regret their decision and wish they could reverse the effects. There is an effective process for reversing the abortion pill known as – ABORTION PILL REVERSAL. “Abortion pill reversal is safe and effective,” said Dr. George Delgado, the Medical Director of the Abortion Pill Reversal program. “And women who … Continued ...

Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Classes

There are many benefits to becoming a patient of RealOptions for those facing an unplanned pregnancy.  One of the more practical benefits is the childbirth classes they provide. “The class is free for our patients,” said Lisa Wagner. “It can cost anywhere from $125.00 to $200.00 dollars for the same class depending on where it is offered. But the patients … Continued ...

Helping You Every Step of the Way

Helping You Every Step of the Way

“The staff at RealOptions provides a wonderful place for families to go if they are struggling with a decision on what they want to do,” said Cheri Woloski. “They are supportive on helping families talk through what avenues they can take and provide them with resources they need.” Cheri has been a lactation and breastfeeding expert for more than twenty years and works … Continued ...

Perfectly Practical

Perfectly Practical

There is more to women’s health clinics than medical services.  RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics offers pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, ultrasound imaging, and prenatal care but they offer so much more including support before, during, and after a patient’s baby is born. “We offer solutions,” said Nelly Khayat,  Patient Services Manager at RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics in San Jose.  … Continued ...

November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

“There are no words to describe just how grateful I am for the parents I chose. They are angels sent from heaven for my baby.” Cathy came to the RealOptions Clinic as a referral. “My hairdresser mentioned it to Mikelle who works at RealOptions who then reached out to me.” “Everyone was so nice at RealOptions”, said Cathy. “I was … Continued ...

What to Expect When Becoming a Parent

What to Expect When Becoming a Parent

Focus on your strengths! That is great advice for anyone who is going through an unfamiliar or challenging time in their life.  An unexpected pregnancy and the choice to become a parent may bring a certain amount of apprehension depending upon the situation. “It’s going to be different for every person,” said Heidi Lalonde, Patient Service Manager at Real Options. … Continued ...

No Insurance Required

No Insurance Required

No Insurance Required It’s nice to know that many services offered at RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics are free if you qualify and you don’t need medical insurance. RealOptions offers well woman care, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, pregnancy options consultations, ultrasound exams, prenatal care, and aborition pill reversal treatments. You do not need medical insurance to receive services at … Continued ...

What Is A Father To Do?

What Is A Father To Do?

Robert was sitting at a fast food restaurant with his girlfriend. He had just placed the tray of food in front of her and sat down when she gathered the courage to tell him she was pregnant. He wished he had reacted differently, but the initial shock of the news made him recoil. For the first time in his life … Continued ...

From Crisis To Confidence

From Crisis To Confidence

From Crisis To Confidence. When a woman faces an unexpected pregnancy it can be frightening.  You may feel overwhelmed which is perfectly normal. RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics are here to help you every step of the way. “At the beginning, many of our patients are scared,” said Christine Kulle, a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Midwife at RealOptions.  “By the end … Continued ...

April is Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

April is Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

On a spring afternoon Carolanne sat in her parked car with the radio off and windows rolled down. She was enjoying the cool spring air as it blew across the greening grass of the city park and through her open windows. After a very successful day she had just finished updating the sales report on her iPad and decided to take a few minutes … Continued ...

The Difference Between the Morning After Pill and the Abortion Pill

The Difference Between the Morning After Pill and the Abortion Pill

There is a difference between the Morning After Pill and the Abortion Pill. The variety of the medical options when facing an unplanned pregnancy can be confusing.  The relatively new advancements in medication as an alternative has added to the number of choices and has led to some misunderstanding of what is available, how and when each medication works, and what the side … Continued ...

Facts About The Abortion Pill Reversal Procedure

Facts About The Abortion Pill Reversal Procedure

Facts About The Abortion Pill Reversal Procedure.  It’s not uncommon for a woman facing abortion to have doubts. It is not too late to change your mind even after taking the abortion pill. An interview with Kathryn Miranda-Halverson, RN-MSN Clinic Operations Manager & RN Sonographer RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics Q: Tell me in layman’s terms exactly what the abortion pill … Continued ...

The Adoption Option

The Adoption Option

The Adoption Option “My main concern was–How?”  Cindy smiled slightly as a look of confidence came across her face.  “I’m okay where I am. I am able to raise the son I currently have but how am I going to do it with two kids? I just didn’t want to struggle and put myself in the situation of becoming homeless.” … Continued ...

Wondering if You’re Pregnant

Wondering if You’re Pregnant

Are you wondering if you’re pregnant? The most obvious sign and the one most wait for, is a missed period. However there are many changes in your body that occur before that point. Of course, the sure way to tell if you’re pregnant is through a pregnancy test. Nonetheless, you can review the following symptoms and get an idea whether … Continued ...

So You’re Thinking of Abortion

So You’re Thinking of Abortion

So You’re Thinking of Abortion One of the greatest gifts to humanity is the intellectual capacity and opportunity to make our own decisions. Of course there are many factors affecting our choices, but at the end of the day, we have the power to choose. With any big decision, it is important that our choices do not stem from the … Continued ...

3 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

3 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

3 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy – Get Prenatal Care Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. Take care of yourself and your baby by: Getting early prenatal care. If you know you’re pregnant, or think you might be, call your doctor to schedule a visit. If you don’t have a doctor, contact RealOptions. We provide … Continued ...

Three things you need to know if you think you might be pregnant

Three things you need to know if you think you might be pregnant

If you think you might be pregnant, there are three medical issues that are very important for you to know about before you decide what to do next: 1. You need to find out if your pregnancy is viable. About 20% of pregnancies are not viable (1). This means something didn’t go exactly right and the pregnancy will likely end … Continued ...

Are you at risk for an STI/STD

Are you at risk for an STI/STD

Are you at risk for an STI/STD Take our STI/STD quiz! 1. ____ out of ____ sexually active young women has had genital Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). A. 1 out of 30 B. 1 out of 15 C. 1 out of 7 D. 1 out of 2 2. True or False : The younger a person is when they start … Continued ...

She’s Pregnant, Now What

She’s Pregnant, Now What

She’s Pregnant, Now What You just found out your girlfriend is pregnant. You probably have many questions and concerns. An unintended pregnancy involves challenging decisions that affect you and those close to you for the rest of your life. She is weighing her options. What is your part? You have five basic choices: Parent the child with your partner Help … Continued ...

You May Not Need An Abortion

You May Not Need An Abortion

You May Not Need An Abortion According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), an estimated 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will naturally end in a miscarriage. In our clinic specifically, we see that approximately 1 in every 4 pregnancy ultrasounds are non-viable pregnancies. Most women are shocked when they find this out because they have taken … Continued ...