FAQ

Question: Can I get a prescription for over-the-counter medications?
Answer: “Over-the-Counter” medications can always be purchased from a local drug store without a prescription. However, patients sometimes request a prescription in order to get the cost reimbursed through a Flex Spending account, or by Medicaid. Circle of Life, and its providers, have made the decision to NOT provide prescriptions for any Over-The-Counter medications. This applies to both written prescriptions, as well as phoning them in to the pharmacy. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Question: What do I need to know for my 1hr Blood Sugar Test?
Answer: The ‘One Hour Blood Sugar Prenatal Screen’ is done for pregnant patients around 26-28 weeks gestation. Be sure to keep the beverage refrigerated.

Instructions:
1. Two Hours before your appointment, do not eat, drink, or chew gum.

2. 45 minutes before your appointment, drink the entire bottle of the test beverage. You must drink the entire bottle within 5 minutes.

3. Note the time you finished drinking the test beverage as your blood must be drawn exactly 1 hour afterwards. Do not eat, drink, or chew gum until after your blood is drawn.

4. Arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment and tell the Front Desk what time you finished the drink

Question: Do I have to be seen in the office to get a prescription for a yeast infection?
Answer: This will depend on when you were last seen at our clinic. If you are current with your yearly checkups and pap smear then we can call a prescription into your pharmacy and there is no need for you to be seen here in the office.

Question: Will I be notified of my test results?
Answer: As a general rule we do not notify our patients of test results that are within normal range. Results that are abnormal will be reviewed by your provider and a nurse will contact you with recommendations. Please allow up to seven days. If you haven’t heard anything from us after seven days and would like to know your results, please call our nurses department and they will be glad to help you.

Question: How early is a pregnancy test accurate?
Answer: The most accurate pregnancy test, urine or blood, is when you have missed your period by 7 days. We are unable to determine if you are pregnant based on your signs and symptoms. The most common signs and symptoms of early pregnancy are; nausea, breast tenderness, bloating and fatigue, which are very common issues in a variety of circumstances. We recommend that when you are a week late, to do a urine pregnancy test using the very first urine of the day and either a First Response or EPT pregnancy test. If you are still unsure, we can do a blood pregnancy test. Please call our nurses’ department if there are any further questions.