Abortion Services in Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem Health Center offers the following abortion services:
- abortion pill (medication abortion)
- in-clinic abortion
- pre- and post-abortion patient education
- post-abortion follow-up exams
- referrals for other abortion services, as needed
Here's what you need to know about abortion services at this health center:
Abortion Pill (Medication Abortion)
Abortion pill (medication abortion) is offered up to 9 weeks and 6 days after the start of your last menstrual period.
If your last period was more than 9 weeks ago, read about our in-clinic abortion services below.
Plan to be at the health center for 2-4 hour(s) for your entire abortion pill visit (medication abortion).
You will need to follow up within 1-2 weeks to make sure your abortion is complete and that you are well. In the unlikely event that you are still pregnant, you may need another dose of medication or to have an in-clinic abortion to end the pregnancy.
After your abortion pill visit, you will need access to a telephone, transportation, and backup medical care available to you once you are home.
In-clinic abortion is offered up to 13 weeks and 6 days after the start of your last menstrual period. If your last period was after 13 weeks and 6 days, we can still help. Call us for a referral list of health care providers in your area that offer other abortion services.
In-clinic abortions are available by appointment only.
Plan to be at the health center for 3-5 hour(s) for your entire visit for an in-clinic abortion.
If you desire medication to help make your in-clinic abortion more comfortable, you must have a responsible companion with you to help you get home safely.
If you have asthma, bring an inhaler if you have one.
Other Abortion Services Information
Please do not bring children with you to the health center.
During your visit, you may be given the following:
- pregnancy test
- a chance to speak with a trained staff person about all of your choices: abortion, adoption, and parenting
- a conversation with the health care provider about your health history
- lab tests/blood work
- a pelvic exam
- an ultrasound
- medications to make the abortion more comfortable
- medication if you are Rh negative
- antibiotics or other medications
- birth control information
- a birth control method
You should return in 0 weeks and 0 days for a follow-up exam. We can schedule this with you during your visit.
At times there may be protesters outside of the health center. We suggest you avoid interaction with them.
Laws and Regulations
There is no waiting period. Minors must come with a parent or legal guardian who will also consent to the procedure. This person must stay until ultrasound is done AND participate in the Informed Consent Session to sign procedure specific consent forms. We must have a photo ID WITH DATE OF BIRTH for the parent, a current photo ID WITH DATE OF BIRTH for the minor, and a Birth Certificate or other legal document that states that the person accompanying the minor is legally allowed to consent to the procedure. If the minor has a school ID without a date of birth, we request a school transcript that documents her birth date. If a minor is calling to schedule the appointment herself, we require her to have her parent contact us to be told this information. Photo ID of minor is subject to review. If a minor does not have any photo ID, then it must be obtained from the DMV.
Obtaining a North Carolina Identification Card: Any resident of North Carolina can be issued a special identification card provided he or she does not have a valid driver's license. The cost for an ID is $10
Minors may contact their Clerk of Court and obtain a judicial bypass if they are unable to obtain parental consent OR they MUST do this if they are unable to provide all of the necessary documentation at the time of the appointment.
If you are a minor considering an abortion, please read about parental consent and notification laws that might apply in your state.
Prices and Payment Information
Please contact this health center for abortion services pricing information.
Abortion services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please be sure to bring in your insurance information at the time of your visit.