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Instructions for your TeleHealth Medication Abortion Visit at Planned Parenthood of Illinois

To qualify for a telehealth abortion appointment, your last period must be 10 weeks ago or less.
If your last period was more than 10 weeks ago, or if you are unsure, please call us at 877-200-7745 to discuss booking an in person appointment.

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Important: You are scheduling a Telehealth appointment which will not take place at the health center. During your telehealth visit, the provider will determine if you need to come into the health center for additional testing.

Please enroll in the Patient Portal using the invitation that was sent to your e-mail. This will allow PPIL to share documents and results with you.

Legal Information

 

  • You must be in the state of Illinois at the time of your telehealth abortion visit and will be asked to confirm this.

  • Medications must be shipped to an address within the state of Illinois.

Information Regarding Your Appointment

  • During your telehealth appointment, a provider will discuss whether receiving medications by mail or picking them up at a PPIL health center is the right option for you.
  • Medications will be shipped in discrete packaging to your Illinois address, and will arrive within 2 business days of your telehealth appointment. The package return address will say the pharmacy name “CarePoint”, not “Planned Parenthood.”
  • If you have received an ultrasound during this pregnancy, please fax your ultrasound records to 312-533-2845 prior to your telehealth appointment.
  • If you have a record of your blood type, please bring that record to your telehealth visit to show your provider.

During Your Visit

  • If you are not already enrolled in our patient portal, please enroll using the invitation that was sent to your e-mail. This will allow PPIL to share documents and results with you.
  • If you live out of state, you must physically be in the state of Illinois for your visit. If you have any questions, please call 877-200-7745.
  • You may use your smart phone for this visit, and may be required to download the free “Teladoc” app. You may also connect with a laptop using Chrome or Firefox.
  • Please find a private location for you to connect for your visit.
  • Please refrain from doing other activities which require your attention: such as driving or walking about in public.
  • You will be able to check-in to your appointment 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
  • If you do not check-in to your appointment within 10 minutes after your scheduled time, you will need to contact our office at 877-200-7745 to reschedule
  • If you get disconnected during your visit, a PPIL staff member will call you to reestablish a new connection and continue your appointment.
  • A Telehealth visit requires you and the PPIL provider to be able to see and hear each other. If you are not able or not comfortable communicating on camera, please contact our office at 877-200-7745 to see what other arrangements are available.
  • A staff member will share a message with you in our private chat to confirm that you are able to talk about your health and reproductive care safely and without coercion.

Payment Information

  • The cost of a telehealth abortion pill appointment, including the medications and follow up, is $470. This is the same cost as an in-person medication abortion appointment.
  • Payment is due in full on the day of the telehealth appointment.
  • If you are using private insurance or Medicaid, please provide your coverage information to PPIL prior to your visit.
  • Financial assistance is available to help cover the cost of your abortion. To find out more, please give us a call at 877-200-PPIL.