Abortion in Columbus, OH
We offer the following abortion services:
Abortion Pill (Medication Abortion)
If your last period was more than 10 weeks ago, read about our in-clinic abortion services below.
Abortion pill (medication abortion) services are available by appointment only.
If you want, we can follow up with you to make sure your abortion worked and that you are well. In the unlikely event that you are still pregnant, you may need another dose of medicine or to have an in-clinic abortion to end the pregnancy.
We’ll also give you after-care instructions and a phone number you can call with any questions or concerns.
In-Clinic Abortion (Surgical Abortion)
If your last period started more than 17 weeks and 6 days ago, we can help connect you to other abortion options in your area.
In-clinic abortions are available by appointment only.
If you take any medicines, please continue to take them normally before your appointment or bring them with you on the day of your appointment.
If you have asthma, bring an inhaler if you have one.
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 want, you can choose to be sedated with medicine to help you relax during your in-clinic abortion.
When you choose an abortion service at our health center, you may also receive the following: a 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 medicines to make the abortion more comfortable medicines if you are Rh negative antibiotics birth control information a birth control method (if you want one) post-abortion follow-up exams
East Health Center provides in-clinic abortions up to 17 weeks and 6 days by ultrasound, and medication abortion with the abortion pill up to 10 weeks by ultrasound.
At times there may be protesters outside of the health center. We suggest you avoid interaction with them. This health center offers escorts to walk you inside to your appointment. Learn more about protesters at health centers.
Please do not bring children with you to the health center.
Under Ohio law, a person should plan to have two appointments at the health center for the abortion, spaced at least 24 hours apart.
In the first meeting, the patient must be informed about the purpose and risks of the abortion procedure, which includes providing state-published literature describing abortions, listing agencies that provide alternatives to abortion, and providing an estimate of the probable age of the fetus at the time of abortion.
A person does not have to inform their partner of their decision to have an abortion if they do not want to do so.
No one, not even a court or parents, can force a person to have an abortion. Pregnant teens also have the option of getting an abortion to end their pregnancy. This is a difficult decision to make, so it is important to talk immediately with an adult, such as a parent, a doctor, or nurse. Waiting to make a decision can have negative consequences, such as greater health risks and increased cost as the pregnancy continues.
Ohio law requires that one parent, custodian or guardian of a person 17 or younger must consent to a minor's abortion.
If a parent will not consent to an abortion, the minor can seek a judicial bypass. A minor must go to juvenile court and convince a judge that she is mature enough or that there is another compelling reason to make her own decision without involving a parent.
The minor should plan to have two appointments at the health center, spaced at least 24 hours apart.
No one, not even a court or parents, can force a person to have an abortion.
If you are under the age of 18 and need help talking with your parents/caregivers or seeking judicial bypass we can help.
Prices for our abortion services are listed below:
Abortion pill (medication abortion) - $650
- gestation period up to 12.6 weeks - $650
- gestation period 13 - 14.6 - $800 - $950
- gestation period 15 - 16.6 - $100 - $1175
- gestation period 17 - 18.6 - $1200 - $1250
- gestation period 19 - 19.6 - $1400
Additional Abortion Subservices Pricing:
- sedation — IV medication - $200
Abortion services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please contact us prior to your appointment to verify your coverage and the amount you may need to pay. Please be sure to bring your insurance information at the time of your visit.
At their first appointment, all patients are expected to pay $250 of their total fee. The remaining balance is due at the time of the second appointment.
- Up to 10 weeks gestation (abortion pill): $650
- Up to 12.6 weeks gestation: $650
- 13-13.6 weeks gestation: $800
- 14-14.6 weeks gestation: $950
- 15-15.6 weeks gestation: $1,000
- 16-16.6 weeks gestation: $1,175
- 17-17.6 weeks gestation: $1,200
- 18-18.6 weeks gestation: $1,250
- 19-19.6 weeks gestation: $1,400
Payment is expected at time of service unless other arrangements have been made.
Abortion services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please be sure to have your insurance information at the time of your visit.
If you don’t have insurance and need help paying for your abortion, call us. We may be able to help you with financial assistance. You can also go to AbortionFunds.org for financial help.
Additional Abortion Support
Before your abortion, our expert and caring staff will discuss all of your pregnancy options with you to help you make sure abortion is the best decision for you. We’ll also talk with you about your health history to make sure we’re providing the best care for you.
The State of Ohio requires a face-to-face meeting with a physician at least 24 hours before a medical or surgical abortion.