Before Your Appointment
All patients are required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to attend an information session at least 24 hours prior to having an abortion. This session can be completed during an audio phone visit, or in-person.
- Non-English and non-Spanish speaking patients, as well as those needing ASL interpretation have the option to complete the consent in-person at a health center or virtually via telehealth with interpretation.
We cannot provide an abortion to a patient who has not completed the information session at least 24 hours prior to their abortion appointment.
- Please note: If you are UNDER 18, you must do the information session in person at a health center with a parent or legal guardian present to sign for consent. The same parent or guardian must accompany you to your abortion procedure. If you do not have a parent or legal guardian who will accompany you, you can have a judge make an exception for you. This exception is called judicial bypass. For more information about judicial bypass, click here.
If you have children, make arrangements for child care. Children are not allowed in the health center.