Our Frequently Asked Questions
You only help women who are pregnant and unwed, correct?
No. Birthright assists any woman, or man, who is looking for help and support with a pregnancy, regardless of age, marital status, race, religion or income.
Do I need to schedule an appointment?
No, walk-ins are welcome. However, we prefer that you call ahead so our volunteer will be ready when you arrive. This will assure that you will have the volunteer’s undivided time and attention. Our regular hours are listed on the homepage, and we are also available by appointment.
Do I need to bring anything?
You do not need anything for Birthright to help you. You do not need proof of citizenship, residence, income, or birth. If you are under 18, we do need to know your age.
What kind of pregnancy test do you offer?
Birthright offers free pregnancy tests. This test is designed to determine the presence of the pregnancy hormone hCG in urine. The manufacturer states that it is up to 99% accurate as early as seven to ten days after conception. The test will show either a positive or negative result, but a diagnosis of pregnancy can only be made by a physician.
Can I use the results of your pregnancy test to apply for state assistance?
Birthright is not a medical facility. To qualify for state assistance, Vermont requires that a pregnancy test result must come from a doctor or medical facility. If your test shows a positive result we will refer you to a physician for confirmation and required paperwork to apply for state assistance.
How much do you charge?
All Birthright services are provided free of charge, regardless of your income level.
Do you perform abortions?
Birthright is not a medical facility and we do not perform or refer for abortions. To be helpful in making an informed decision we can, upon request, provide information about the abortion process.
Where are you located?
We are located upstairs at 301 College St., 2nd Floor, in Burlington, between South Union and South Willard Streets, one block up from the Fletcher Free Library. We serve all of Chittenden and surrounding counties. As the sole Birthright chapter in Vermont, we will do our best to help you if you live outside these areas. For other Birthright chapters, please see Birthright International’s website at www.birthright.org
Birthright is staffed by trained volunteers prepared to offer loving, personal, and confidential help to all those involved in an unplanned pregnancy. Together, we will explore available alternatives so you can make choices that are best for you. We are committed to providing you with up-to-date information so you can make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy.
To communicate and educate the community at large, Birthright is available for public speaking to your community group.
Contact us for more information at 802-865-0056.