Please note: You will speak with a health professional at your appointment about your medical information and all of your options, and you will be able to ask questions. Any information can be updated at that time.
Medication Abortion Information and Instructions
Information regarding your visit:
To be eligible for a medication abortion you must be 10 weeks pregnant or less by ultrasound. Additionally you must be able to return for a follow up appointment within 4-14 days.
Expect to be in our office for up to 3 hours. There will be many steps in your visit. You will receive the following services during your visit:
- A transvaginal or abdominal ultrasound
- Lab work
- An education session and birth control consultation.
Lastly you will take the first dose of the Medication Abortion here in the office.
There is an additional charge if your RhD negative because you will have to take an additional medication.
Important items to bring your visit:
- If you have asthma please bring your inhaler.
- If you have diabetes please bring your glucometer, insulin, and testing supplies.
- If you're on any medications, you can continue to take them as you normally would, unless instructed otherwise by the prescribing doctor.
Arriving for your appointment:
We do recommend arriving 15 minutes early to your appointment.
You may eat before your appointment.
You and your support person will both need to bring photo ID.
Occasionally we have protesters. You do not have to talk to them.
It is preferred and helpful that babies or children do not accompany you to this appointment due to the long visit length. If you must be accompanied by children or babies a separate responsible adult is required at all times to care for the child in the waiting area.
Payment is due at the time of service. We only accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept checks.
Please bring your health insurance card with you, even if you are not planning on using it for the procedure. It can be used for birth control, STI screenings and other lab tests. You have to bring proof of insurance if you are using it for your visit. We recommend contacting your insurance company directly to confirm your eligibility and benefits. Co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurances are due at the time of your appointment. Please bring a referral if your insurance requires one to pay for your visit.
If you’d like to be screened for financial assistance, please call us at 202-347-8512.