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Get the abortion pill by mail through our virtual health center

Our compassionate, nonjudgmental providers can now offer the same quality medical care for your abortion virtually. Medication abortion — also called the abortion pill — is a safe and confidential way to end a pregnancy. After your telehealth visit, the pills will be shipped directly to you and our expert doctors and nurses will support you throughout the process. 


Book your appointment

Call 800-230-7526 to make an appointment, or book online through our virtual health center.

Telehealth Visit 

Meet with our medical assistant and doctor at your scheduled telehealth visit. You must be in the state of Michigan at this time.

Get Your Prescription

A prescription package will be sent to you at a Michigan address by our pharmacy service.

Take Medication 

You take the medications as directed in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Is a virtual visit for
abortion right for me? 

You are the expert and decision maker in your life. At Planned Parenthood we are here to offer you accurate, unbiased information so you understand your options. Our doctors and nurses are with you every step of the way.

A virtual visit for the abortion pill is a safe, convenient, and private option to get an abortion in Michigan. With a virtual visit, you get the same high-quality, professional care and the same medication you would get in-person. The only difference is the virtual visit and pills coming by mail.

How does the abortion pill work?

How does the abortion pill work?

Medication abortion — also called the abortion pill — is a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy.  “Abortion pill” is the common name for using two different medicines to end a pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol.


How safe is the abortion pill?

Medication abortion has been used safely in the U.S. for more than 20 years. Serious complications are really rare, but can happen. These include:

  • the abortion pills don’t work and the pregnancy doesn’t end

  • some of the pregnancy tissue is left in your uterus

  • blood clots in your uterus

  • bleeding too much or too long

  • infection

  • allergic reaction to one of the medicines  

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What can I expect after I take the abortion pill?

How you feel during and after a medication abortion varies from person to person. On the day you take your second medicine, plan on resting and being in a comfortable place. You may feel tired for 1 or 2 days after, but you should be back to normal soon.

How do I use the abortion pill?

At Planned Parenthood, before you take the abortion pills, you’ll meet with a doctor during your virtual telehealth visit to go over how to take the pills. Your doctor will give you detailed directions about when and how to take the medicines.

How do I know if the abortion pill worked?

The effectiveness depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy and when you take the medicine. You can make sure that your abortion worked by taking a pregnancy test (included in your prescription package). Our staff will talk you through everything you need to know.

How effective is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill is very effective. The effectiveness depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy when you take the medicine.

  • For people who are 8 weeks pregnant or less, it works about 94-98 out of 100 times.
  • For people who are 8-9 weeks pregnant, it works about 94-96 out of 100 times.
  • For people who are 9-10 weeks pregnant, it works about 91-93 out of 100 times. If you're given an extra dose of medicine, it works about 99 out of 100 times.
  • For people who are 10-11 weeks pregnant, it works about 87 out of 100 times. If you're given an extra dose of medicine, it works about 98 out of 100 times.
  • If your pregnancy continues after taking the pills, we will work with you about options to take more medicine or have an in-clinic procedure to complete the abortion.
Why do people choose the abortion pill?

Which kind of abortion you choose all depends on your personal preference and situation. With medication abortion, some people like that you don’t need to have a procedure in a doctor’s office. You can have your medication abortion at home or in another comfortable place that you choose. You get to decide who you want to be with during your abortion, or you can go it alone. Because medication abortion is similar to a miscarriage, many people feel like it’s more “natural” and less invasive.

Payment Options

Payment is expected at the time of your visit. We accept:

  • most major health insurance
  • major credit cards (except American Express)
  • health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA)

PPMI has payment plans available, allowing you to pay for your services over a period of time; however, a down payment is still required at your visit. If you are uninsured or your insurance does not cover our services, we can help you determine whether you qualify for other payment assistance.

Michigan’s 24-Hour Wait Law

At least 24 hours before your telehealth appointment, you must complete Michigan’s required informed consent paperwork. Read about that here. You will submit your completed consent paperwork through your own secure MyChart account that we will help you set up when you book your appointment.

Book an appointment 

We're here for you. Our caring doctors and staff are ready to answer your questions and provide you with the trusted care you deserve. Call us at 800-230-7526 or book an appointment online today.

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