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Telehealth for Medication Abortion in Kansas

Always essential. Safe and Legal. Now more accessible.


About Telehealth for Medication Abortion in Kansas

Abortion is safe, essential health care. You have a right to it. If you live in a state that has banned or severely restricted abortion, CHPPGP is taking a major step to make this care more accessible. As of December 19, 2022, you may now receive medication abortion pills under a qualified physician’s supervision through a Telehealth appointment at any health center in Kansas that is operated by Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood Great Plains (CHPPGP). 

About the Apointment

Scheduling

To schedule an appointment, call: 1-800-230-7526 

Requirements

Note: Patients receiving medication abortions via telehealth must be physically present in a CHPPGP health center in Kansas at the time of the abortion. Locations include Overland Park, Wichita and Kansas City, Kansas. When you call for your appointment, a CHPPGP representative will help identify the time and location that works best for you. 

In accordance with Kansas state law, you must bring this form, printed and signed, with the time and date indicated (at least 24 hours before your appointment) - otherwise you will be rescheduled.

Receiving Medication

Under the telehealth physician’s observation, you will receive Mifepristone from CHPPGP in-clinic staff and take the medication. 

CHPPGP in-clinic staff will provide you with Misoprostol to be taken after your visit and the telehealth physician will discuss with you the best time to take that medication. Misoprostol must be taken within 48 hours of taking Mifepristone. 

Consultation and Screening

CHPPGP in-clinic staff will conduct an ultrasound. The telehealth physician will review the sonogram images and medical history to determine if you are eligible for medication abortion. 

During your appointment, you will meet privately with a physician via telehealth and complete the state required consent procedure at least 30 minutes before the medication abortion is administered. 

You will have the opportunity to ask the physician questions and discuss birth control options.

Payment

The cost of medication abortion is approximately $750.00 and payment is expected at the time of service. 

Financial assistance may be available. Should you need additional assistance, you may ask to be connected with a member of the Abortion Navigation team when booking your appointment.   

What is Medication Abortion?

Medication abortion is a process involving two drugs - Mifepristone and Misoprostol.  

Mifepristone is taken first to stop the development of a pregnancy. It works by blocking the hormone, progesterone.  

Within 48 hours of taking Mifepristone, Misoprostol is taken to empty the contents of the uterus. The effects of Misoprostol are compared to having a heavy, crampy period – very similar to an early miscarriage.  

Medication abortion is extremely effective in ending an early pregnancy, working approximately 95-99% of the time. 

Is it safe?

Mifepristone has been safe and legal in the United States since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the brand name Mifeprex nearly 20 years ago. In April 2019, the FDA approved the first generic form of Mifepristone, following a review of the evidence that medication abortion is a safe, effective way to end an early pregnancy — with a safety record over 99%.   

Who is Eligible for Telehealth for Medication Aboriton?  

Any patient seeking an abortion earlier in pregnancy may be eligible for medication abortion. A physician will confirm if a patient is eligible by reviewing medical history and sonogram taken by CHPPGP staff on the date of the appointment. In general, medication abortion is an option up to 70 days, or 10 weeks, after the first day of a patient’s last menstrual period. 

Mandatory 24-Hour Consent Form

In accordance with Kansas state law, you must bring this form, printed and signed, with the time and date indicated (at least 24 hours before your appointment) - otherwise you will be rescheduled.

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Legal Info

CHPPGP is committed to providing telehealth medication abortion without bringing legal risk to patients, their loved ones, or health care providers. 

Courts in Kansas have barred enforcement of a 2011 law requiring doctors to be in the same room as patients when prescribing abortion-inducing medication. This allows CHPPGP to provide medication abortions via telehealth appointment at its health centers in Kansas. 

Missouri Residents: The State of Missouri requires that patients from Missouri seeking abortion services outside of Missouri be offered state-mandated materials. You can find those materials here. Please note that you do not need to review these materials or bring them to your appointment. 

Patients under 18 years of age must meet additional requirements. 

Physicians providing medication abortions via telehealth for CHPPGP must be licensed to provide care in the state of Kansas.