Helping With Your “What If” Mindset

We as women tend to carry a lot of weight on our shoulders. Sometimes, we have a hard time reaching out for help or just talk to someone.  It doesn’t matter what age you are, we can all relate to this feeling at least once in our lives. We replay situations and conversations and can usually imagine at least 3 or more different scenarios’ of how it “could have been”.  Have you done this before? Are you doing this now while facing an unplanned pregnancy?

What if right now your current weight on your shoulders is an unplanned pregnancy? Our minds tend to start overthinking situations when we are overwhelmed. This makes it very difficult to come up with the best option for ourselves.

At Pathway Health Clinic in Vista, California, we offer you a safe place to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options. With free services that include pregnancy tests and ultrasounds needed to make an informed decision on your unplanned pregnancy. When you are here your privacy is protected and everything you share with us is completely confidential. Our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you anything without your consent. All our Advocates and Licensed Medical Professionals can help you explore all your options in a safe, confidential, judgment-free way.

To schedule an appointment, call our office at 760.945.4673 or schedule an appointment online today.

Pathway Health Clinic will continue to monitor and refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our local public health agency to determine the safest course of action for our staff and patients.

Are you Undecided About Having an Abortion?

Your unplanned pregnancy might have you afraid and unprepared with the necessary information you need to make an informed decision. Many women do not have the proper information when they are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and start considering abortion as an option. 

This can cause you to keep all of your emotions to yourself. Because you may not want anyone else to know that you’re pregnant and thinking about abortion. Bottling up your emotions and feelings can have you start withdrawing from your friends and family in fear of judgment. You might think that you’re all alone on this journey, and that can be a pretty dark place for anyone. It is okay to want to keep this pregnancy a secret. We have trained professionals who can work with you to help you. So you do not have to worry about anyone finding out what options you are considering. Or what your final decision will be. 

Women who are facing an accidental pregnancy and trying to decide if abortion is their best option, do NOT have to walk this path alone.”

Let this be encouraging for you to hear— Women who are facing an accidental pregnancy and trying to decide if abortion is their best option, do NOT have to walk this path alone.

When you’re making a decision about abortion, you need to remember a few simple things: 
  • Give yourself time. You might feel like you just need to get this taken care of and quickly— however, it’s best to allow yourself the time to make the best decision for you and your situation. Don’t settle for low-quality care by going to a clinic that pressures you into a decision so they can hurry to the next patient. You as a patient deserve better than that, no matter your sense of desperation. 
  • Recognize that you need a no-pressure environment! You need a safe place where you can discuss your options for your unplanned pregnancy with people you can trust, who will not try to make a decision for you. Sometimes, well-meaning friends and family can make you feel uncomfortable when they have a strong opinion on the matter. Finding an accredited medical clinic will give you the confidence in knowing that the quality of care you are receiving is judgment-free and held to the highest level of patient care.
  • Don’t pay for anything you don’t need to! According to Web MD, did you know that up to half of all pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage? Did you know that there are exams that can evaluate if you are at risk for a possible miscarriage?  There’s no need to pay for a procedure that you may not even need if your body is preparing for a miscarriage. There are women’s health centers in your area you can go to that will check on this for you without charging for these services. 
There’s a place that can help you with everything listed above.

At Pathway Healthcare Clinic in Vista, California, we offer you a safe place to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options. With free services that include pregnancy tests and ultrasounds needed to make an informed decision on your unplanned pregnancy. When you are here your privacy is protected and everything you share with us is completely confidential. Our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you anything without your consent.

Call (760)945-4673  or schedule an appointment online today. We offer services in English and Spanish.

I am Pregnant… How do I tell others?

You just found out you are pregnant, and it is not what you wanted or expected. You are still taking in the news and now you need to tell others. This maybe causing you great anxiety and mixed emotions.

Some questions you probably ask yourself are:
  • Where do I start?
  • How supportive they will be?
  • What will be their reaction?
  • How am I going to feel telling them I am pregnant?
 Something to consider before talking to family and friends are:
  • Is this the best time to let them know I am pregnant? Timing matters. You need to figure out if the environment is calm and free of distractions. You need their undivided attention, so make sure that when you approach them it is at a time where they can give you their undivided attention.
  • Am I feeling prepared if it’s not a positive response?
Formulate a plan on how you will talk to your friends and family:
  • You have the power to decide when it’s right for you to share that you are pregnant and how much information you wish to give.
  • Set boundaries. You do not have to answer all their questions and can end the conversation if you feel uncomfortable.
  • If the conversation takes a negative turn, it is okay to share how you are feeling and wanting to regroup and discuss it at a later date.

At Pathway Health Clinic in Vista, California , we can help you prepare and navigate these conversations . We provide you a safe place to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options with free services that include all of the pregnancy tests and ultrasounds needed to make an informed decision on your unplanned pregnancy. When you are here your privacy is protected and everything you share with us is completely confidential. Our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you anything without your consent.

Text 760-208-8811 or schedule an appointment online today.

Pathway Health Clinic will continue to monitor and refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and our local public health agency to determine the safest course of action for our staff and patients.


Stuck at home?

Isolation and being stuck at home quarantined has been the country’s new normal recently. How does this affect our everyday lives?

According to the CDC, Isolation can cause stress for adults in the following areas:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions

Everyone reacts differently to situations and that is okay. The important part is to make sure you are taking care of yourself during this time. Taking care of yourself can help you cope with the stress and anxiety of isolation.

What are some ways you can cope with stress and anxiety at home?

  • Eating Healthy
  • Exercise
  • Maintain good sleeping habits
  • Journal
  • Reach out to friends and family through facetime, zoom or social media
  • Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate
  • Make time to unwind and relax

At Pathway Health Clinic in Vista, California , we will be still offering you a safe place to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options with free services that include all of the pregnancy tests and ultrasounds needed to make an informed decision on your unplanned pregnancy. When you are here your privacy is protected and everything you share with us is completely confidential. Our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you anything without your consent.

Call (760)208-8811  or schedule an appointment online today.

Pathway Health Clinic will continue to monitor and refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and our local public health agency to determine the safest course of action for our staff and patients.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Pregnancy

Not knowing if you are pregnant can be a scary time especially today when we have the chance of coming into contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19). Below we have listed some facts from the CDC on pregnancy during Coronavirus (COVID-19).

What are the chances of pregnant women getting COVID-19?

Pregnant women experience changes in their bodies. With viruses from the same family as COVID-19, and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza, women have had a higher chance of developing the illness. It is always important for pregnant women to protect themselves from illnesses.

Can I protect myself from getting COVID-19?

Pregnant women should do the same things as the general public to avoid contact with COVID-19. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking these actions:

  • Cover your cough (using your elbow is a good technique)
    • Avoid people who are sick
    • Clean your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand
Can COVID-19 cause problems for a pregnancy?

The CDC does not know at this time if the Coronavirus would cause problems during pregnancy.

We understand the growing concern surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) across our communities and Pathway Health Clinic is passionate about the care we provide our patients at our clinic and as well as our patient’s health and safety.

At Pathway Health Clinic in Vista, California, we will be still offering you a safe place to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options with free services that include all of the pregnancy tests and ultrasounds needed to make an informed decision on your unplanned pregnancy. When you are here your privacy is protected and everything you share with us is completely confidential. Our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you anything without your consent.

Text 760-208-8811 or schedule an appointment online today.

Pathway Health Clinic

Pathway Health Clinic, given the worsening situation with the Corona Virus, has decided to suspend normal operations. However, your care is extremely important to us. Please text 760-208-8811 to reach a trained Advocate who will assess your needs, and we will do everything in our power to accommodate you.

Your health and the health of our staff is of utmost importance. 
Thank you for trusting PHC with your care.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand the growing concern surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) across our communities. Pathway Health Clinic is passionate about the care we provide our patients at our clinic. As well as our patient’s health and safety outside our clinic.

Standards Set

We want you to know we follow CDC guidelines regarding handwashing and cleaning. You are probably asking yourself what does this mean? The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) set cleaning and sanitation standards for our clinic that we use every day. As always, we provide hand sanitizer and masks for all our patients, visitors, and staff at our clinic. We also, work closely with our staff to ensure anyone who is not feeling well to stay home and rest for the safety and health of our patients, staff, and visitors of the clinic.

Our Services

At Pathway Health Clinic in Vista, California, we are available to offer you a safe place to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options with no-cost services that include all of the pregnancy tests and ultrasounds needed to make an informed decision on your unplanned pregnancy. For instance, your privacy is completely confidential and everything you share with us is private. While here, our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you without your consent.
Call (760)-945-4673  or schedule an appointment online today. We also offer services in English and Spanish.

Pathway Health Clinic will continue to monitor and refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and our local public health agency to determine the safest course of action for our staff and patients.

Are you considering an abortion?

Your unplanned pregnancy might have you afraid and unprepared with the necessary information you need to make an informed decision. Many women do not have the proper information when they are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. As a result, they start considering abortion as an option

1. Have you had the pregnancy confirmed?

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), if your home pregnancy test shows positive results, you should see a health care provider to confirm the result. For instance, a health care provider can help you determine how far along you are based on your last menstrual period.

2. Make sure your pregnancy is viable

Limited obstetrical ultrasounds done by licensed health care professionals can determine gestational age, intrauterine pregnancy, and fetal heart rate. Gestational age determines how many weeks pregnant you are and what your estimated due date is. Above all, a licensed medical professional will check for intrauterine pregnancy, which determines that the pregnancy is occurring in your uterus (ectopic pregnancy). Ectopic pregnancy (extrauterine pregnancy) is a life-threatening condition and you should be seen by a doctor right away. For instance, the lack of a fetal heart rate means you are experiencing pregnancy loss.  Early pregnancy loss (pregnancy loss during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy or first trimester) is common and happens in about 10% of known pregnancies. Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is a form of early pregnancy loss. If your pregnancy is not viable, you will not need to have an abortion.

3. Have you been screened for STDs?

When you are pregnant, STD/STI testing is important because chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes (to name a few) are infections spread by sexual contact. If STD/STI’s are left untreated prior to abortion you can be at risk to further spread bacteria into your reproductive tract anytime the normal barrier created by the cervix is disturbed. Some STDs/STI’s are treatable while pregnant. Treating STD/STI’s before your abortion procedure will put you at less risk for complications from abortion than leaving yourself untreated.

At Pathway Healthcare Clinic in Vista, California, we offer you a safe place to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options with free services that include all of the pregnancy tests and ultrasounds needed to make an informed decision on your unplanned pregnancy. Your privacy and information is completely confidential. Our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you anything without your consent.

Call (760)945-4673  or schedule an appointment online today. We offer services in English and Spanish.

I am in college, what are my pregnancy options?

I am in college, what are my pregnancy options?

Being a college student comes with a lot of responsibilities and can some times be stressful. What happens if in addition to college responsibilities you find out you maybe pregnant?
There are so many factors to consider. Each person’s circumstances are extremely personal to their situation. One thing every woman who is pregnant has in common is pregnancy options.

What are my pregnancy options?

Pregnancy options are what you ultimately choose to do with your pregnancy when you are not pregnant anymore, or decide that you no longer want to be pregnant. Every pregnant woman has three pregnancy options- in alphabetical order- they are abortion, adoption, and parenting.

But what do each of those options mean?

Abortion- abortion is an option to end the pregnancy. You can have a medical abortion or a surgical abortion.

Adoption- Placing for adoption means that the baby will be born, but it will not be raised by its biological parents. You can have an open adoption, a semi-open adoption, or closed adoption.

Parenting- Parenting means that the baby will be born, and the biological parents will also raise the child.

While these options may seem simple, they are complex and oftentimes emotionally difficult.

If you have additional questions about your options, we encourage you to explore the “Options Education” tab on our website or call us to make an appointment to discuss your options. At Pathway Health Clinic, we have Advocates and Licensed Medical Professionals who can help you explore all of your options in a safe, confidential, judgment-free way.

To make an appointment, call us at 760-945-4673 or walk-in during clinic hours. If you are in a crisis, you can text our 24/7 crisis text line at 760-208-8811 and an advocate will respond. We are here to help.