Abortion Services in Columbus, OH
East Columbus Surgical 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
- sedation options (medication to make the abortion more comfortable)
East Health Center provides in-clinic abortions up to 19 weeks and 6 days by ultrasound, and medication abortion with the abortion pill up to 10 weeks by ultrasound.
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 10 weeks and 0 days after the start of your last menstrual period.
If your last period was more than 10 weeks and 0 days ago, read about our in-clinic abortion services below.
Abortion pill (medication abortion) services are available by appointment only.
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 19 weeks and 6 days after the start of your last menstrual period. If your last period was after 19 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.
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.
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
- birth control information
- a birth control method
At times there may be protesters outside of the health center. We suggest you avoid interaction with them.
The State of Ohio requires a face-to-face meeting with a physician at least 24 hours before a medical or surgical abortion.
Laws and Regulations
East Health Center complies with all requirements set forth by Ohio state law. It also meets the exacting standards set for abortion services by Planned Parenthood Federation of America. East Health Center encourages parental involvement and complies with the law requiring parental consent or Judicial Bypass for minors (age 17 and younger) seeking an abortion. If you are under the age of 18 and want to have an abortion without your parents' consent, we can give you information about Judicial Bypass during your education visit.
For abortion services, a minor will need a state-issued ID or passport. If the consenting parent's last name is different from the minor's we will require linking documents, such as a birth certificate of patient and marriage license of parent to prove relationship.
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
Price ranges for our abortion services are:
- abortion pill (medication abortion) - $540
- $13 - $540
- 13 - 14.6 - $625 - $650
- 15 - 16.6 - $800 - $825
- 17 - 18.6 - $950 - $1000
- 19 - 19.6 - $1,100
- ultrasound only - $200
Payment is expected at time of service unless other arrangements have previously been made.
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.