We offer two types of abortions at Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region: Medication Abortion and Surgical Abortion.
Medication abortion, also known as the "abortion pill," is available at Planned Parenthood's Memphis health center at 2430 Poplar for patients with pregnancies up to 10 weeks and 0 days after the start of your menstrual period. More information about medication abortion.
Surgical abortion is available at Planned Parenthood's Memphis health center at 2430 Poplar Ave for patients with pregnancies up to 15 weeks and 6 days after the start of your menstrual period. More information about surgical abortion procedures.
All procedures require two visits:
Due to changes in the Tennessee laws which began on July 1, 2015, you are required to come at least 48 hours before your abortion to meet with a physician.
Total prices for the procedures including the initial 1st day cost of $275 are:
- Medication Abortions (5 -10 weeks, 0 days) $600
- Surgical Abortions (5 -11 weeks, 6 days) $600
- Surgical Abortions (12 -13 weeks, 6 days) $700
- Surgical Abortions (14-15 weeks, 6 days) $750
Financial assistance may be available. Please inquire when making your appointment.
What do I need to bring with me?
You need to bring $275 to cover the cost of your first visit. You will pay the balance on your second visit.
Bring valid identification that includes your age. Take your medications as prescribed and bring them with you.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor patient under 18 years of age. Documentation proving parenthood and/or guardianship of the minor must be provided at the time of check-in. Minors who do not have a parent or guardian available can apply for a judicial bypass. Our health center can provide information on how to apply.
Please do not bring children with you to the health center.
What to expect:
On your 1st visit, you will get an ultrasound and education about the procedure. We will also collect medical history, labs, and your consent for a procedure. Plan to be in the health center about 2-3 hours on this visit.
If lab work indicates that you are Rh negative, a Rhogam shot will be required on your second visit at no additional cost.
On your 2nd visit for the surgical procedure, you will have the option to receive a medication to help you relax. If you choose to have this medication, you will need someone to drive you home. Please take your medications as scheduled. If you have diabetes, bring your medicines and glucometer. If you have asthma, bring your inhaler. Please bathe or shower before coming and wear comfortable clothes. You may eat a light meal or snack before coming to your appointment. Plan to be in the health center about 2 hours for this visit.
On your 2nd visit for a medication abortion, you are given Mifeprex at the health center to block the action of the hormone progesterone. 6 to 48 hours after taking the Mifeprex pills, you will take 4 Misoprostol pills. This will cause vaginal bleeding.
Medication abortion patients will need a follow up visit within 1-2 weeks to make sure your abortion is complete and you are well. Your follow up exam is at no additional cost.
We offer financial assistance to qualified patients. To see if you qualify, please ask the operator when scheduling appointment ir discuss with a counselor at the health center. IF ELIGIBLE, you will receive a discount on your total payment. Be prepared to bring $275 on your first visit. You will pay the balance (minus your discount) on the 2nd visit.
Abortion Services using Insurance:
Planned Parenthood accepts most insurance. Contact your insurance to ensure that an elective termination is covered and whether or not it needs prior approval.