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COVID-19 UPDATE

If your appointment is at a health center, you must wear a cloth face covering during your visit, per state mandate. Do not bring guests or children with you to your appointment. Do not enter a health center within 14 days after a known or suspected COVID exposure or positive COVID test.

If you develop a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting, diarrhea or sore throat, call us at (888) 875-7820 to reschedule your visit or make arrangements for a telemedicine visit.

Be sure to bring these items to your appointment:

  1. Photo identification with date of birth indicated
  2. Insurance card, if you have coverage. (Insurance coverage for abortion care requires a prior authorization for most plans.)
  3. Payment for services if you do not have insurance or do not plan to use insurance. Payment can be accepted by cash or credit card. PPCW does not accept checks or American Express. 

If you cannot access these items, please call us at 1.888.576.7526 so we can assist you. 

You can complete the patient registration form ahead of time.   

We will provide an interpreter if needed. Please call 1.888.576.7526 to coordinate this service.


How to prepare by appointment type:

Telemedicine Services
  • If you scheduled a telemedicine visit, our staff will provide information on how to access your appointment.
  • Telemedicine appointments are $55 without insurance. This does not include costs for medication or lab testing.
  • Learn more about how to prepare for your Telehealth appointment here.
Abortion Services
  • For most pain management options, in-clinic abortion patients must have a ride home or an adult to accompany them in a bus, taxi, or ride share service.
  • Do not use any street drugs or alcohol on the day of your appointment. 
  • Continue taking any regular prescription medication. If you have an inhaler for asthma, please bring it with you.
  • In-clinic abortions are available by appointment only. 
  • For abortion pill services, plan to be at the health center for 2 hours.
  • For in-clinic abortion services, plan to be at the health center 3 – 5 hours. 
  • If you are more than 16 weeks pregnant, your in-clinic abortion may require multiple visits.
  • We recommend you make time to rest and recover after your appointment.
  • Recovery after an in-clinic procedure generally requires rest for the remainder of the day. Read more about after care for in-clinic procedures here.
  • You can learn more about the abortion pill procedure here.
  • Abortion pill procedures generally need two days of recovery once the second medication is taken at home. We also recommend that patients have another adult available to support them during this time. 
  • Cascades Abortion Support Collective provides free physical, emotional, informational, and logistical support to individuals accessing abortion in Portland and the greater surrounding areas. Transportation is offered through a volunteer-led transportation support network. To reach the Cascade Abortion Support Collective, please call (503) 610-0692 or email at [email protected]
Abortion Services with Deep Sedation
  • Deep sedation (“twilight sleep”) is available at the Northeast Portland Health Center on Thursdays.  When you come for your appointment, we will talk to you about the benefits and risks of deep sedation in detail.
  • If you desire to have deep sedation, please be sure to follow these instructions:
    • Do not eat or drink for 8 hours before your appointment.  
    • Do not smoke, chew gum or tobacco for 2 hours prior to you appointment.
    • You MUST have a responsible adult companion to help you get home safely.
    • If you have asthma, bring an inhaler if you have one.
    • If you have diabetes and are taking insulin, please talk to our staff about the requirements for preparing for deep sedation.
    • If you take daily medication, take it with a sip of water.
    • If you wear contact lenses: wear glasses on the day of the procedure or bring solution and a case so you can remove contact lenses prior to the procedure
    • Tongue piercing must be removed prior to the procedure.
    • If you have not followed the directions above, you WILL NOT be able to get deep sedation. You may still be able to have a procedure with local anesthesia.
  • In-clinic abortion is offered up to 18 weeks and 6 days after the start of your last menstrual period. If your last period was after 18 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 are more than 16 weeks pregnant, your in-clinic abortion may require multiple visits.
  • Cascades Abortion Support Collective provides free physical, emotional, informational, and logistical support to individuals accessing abortion in Portland and the greater surrounding areas. Transportation is offered through a volunteer-led transportation support network. To reach the Cascades Abortion Support Collective, please call (503) 610-0692 or email at [email protected]

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