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Arizona Residents: Abortion Care is Still Legal in California

Abortion care appointments are available in days, not weeks, at our 20 health centers across San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties. 

Financial assistance may be available. 

Everything You Need To Know

Types of Abortion Services

At Planned Parenthood of the Pacific southwest, we offer both medication abortion and in-center abortion services. 

For in-center abortions, a person would need to spend one to two days in California.

For medication abortions, we ask patients to agree to remain in California until they complete taking all medication and we advise patients to return for a follow-up visit to a health center withint 24 to 72 hours.


Cost & Funding

Fees are based on a sliding scale and are determined by the patient’s monthly income and number of dependents. This means, you pay what you can afford.

Bottom Line: No one will be turned away from receiving care.

We are happy to answer your questions about accommodations and transportation. 

How To Get Abortion Care

Make an Appointment

Make an appointment for an abortion at one of our 20 health centers in Imperial, Riverside, and San Diego counties by calling 1-888-743-7526. You can also book an appointment online.

Our Contact Center is open:

Monday – Thursday: 8am-4:30pm PST

Friday – Saturday: 7:30am-4pm PST

In addition to making an appointment, our contact center representatives can also answer questions about transportation and accommodations.

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Rancho Mirage
Planned Parenthood

71777 San Jacinto Drive, Suite 202, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Getting Here
  • 20-minute drive from Palm Springs Airport
  • 4-hour drive from Phoenix
  • 6-hour drive from Tucson
  • 6-hour drive from Flagstaff
  • 3-hour drive from Yuma

Imperial Valley
Planned Parenthood

1463 South 4th St., El Centro, CA 92243

Getting Here
  • 4-hour drive from Phoenix
  • 4-hour drive from Tucson
  • 6-hour drive from Flagstaff
  • 1-hour drive from Yuma

First Avenue
Planned Parenthood

2017 First Ave., Suite 300 (Medication Abortion) and Suite 100 (In-Center Abortion), San Diego, CA 92101

Getting Here
  • 10-minute drive from San Diego Airport

  • 6-hour drive from Phoenix
  • 6-hour drive from Tucson
  • 7.5-hour drive from Flagstaff
  • 3-hour drive from Yuma

Riverside
Planned Parenthood

3772 Tibbetts Street, Riverside, CA 92506

Getting Here
  • 35-minute drive from Ontario Airport
  • 5-hour drive from Phoenix
  • 7-hour drive from Tucson
  • 6.5-hour drive from Flagstaff
  • 4-hour drive from Yuma

Coachella
Planned Parenthood

49-111 CA-111 6 a, Coachella, CA 92236

Getting Here
  • 35-minute drive from Palm Springs Airport
  • 4.5-hour drive from Phoenix
  • 6-hour drive from Tucson
  • 5.5-hour drive from Flagstaff
  • 2.5-hour drive from Yuma

El Cajon
Planned Parenthood

1685 E. Main Street, Suite 301 El Cajon, CA 92021

Getting Here
  • 30-minute drive from San Diego Airport
  • 5.5-hour drive from Phoenix
  • 5.5-hour drive from Tucson
  • 7-hour drive from Flagstaff
  • 2.5-hour drive from Yuma

Abortion funds are available from various organizations across the country.
 

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Interested in finding an abortion provider in a different geographic region? 

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FAQs

Abortion is not legal where I live. Can I get an abortion in California?

Yes, you can get abortion care in California. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest has 19 health centers in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties where you can book an appointment. If you would like to find an abortion provider in a different region, learn more at abortionfinder.org.

I live in a state where abortion is illegal. How can I keep my digital information private?

To increase the privacy of information about your activities, your location, and the places you travel, you can turn off the location services on your personal cell phone or tablet. Here’s the guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding safeguarding patient location via settings on mobile devices: Protecting the Privacy and Security of Your Health Information When Using Your Personal Cell Phone or Tablet | HHS.gov.

How can I make an appointment?

Call us at 1-888-743-7526 or you can book an appointment online.

 

How soon can I get an appointment for an abortion?

At Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, we have abortion care appointments available in days, not weeks. Call us to book an appointment at 1-888-743-7526 or book an appointment online.

 

How long should I plan to be at the health center on the day of my appointment?

For those having a medication abortion, your visit can take up to two to three hours. We ask patients to agree to remain in California until they complete taking all medication, and we advise patients to return for a follow up visit to a health center within 24 to 72 hours.

If you are over 16 weeks pregnant, you will need to have an in-clinic abortion procedure that will require two visits on two consecutive days. Your schedule should be blocked entirely these two days.

 

 

Do I need someone to accompany me to the appointment or pick me up afterward?

For a medication abortion, you do not need someone to accompany you to the health center.

For an in-clinic abortion, we recommend you have a support person with you as you may receive sedation during an in clinic abortion procedure but not required. In the event you receive sedation; you will not be able to drive yourself home and will need a driver or taxi/rideshare

Do you offer telehealth visits?

We do not offer telehealth appointments for abortion care at this time. If you are interested in finding another organization that does offer telehealth appointments for abortion care, search abortionfinder.org.

How much does an abortion cost?

The cost of an abortion varies. Call our caring, knowledgeable contact center representatives to learn more at 1-888-743-7526.

What if I can’t afford the cost for an abortion?

We offer a variety of payment options including a sliding scale, meaning you pay what you can afford based on your family size and income. Bottom line: no one will be turned away from getting care because they are unable to pay. Call our caring, knowledgeable contact center representatives to learn more at 1-888-743-7526.

I have questions about travel and accommodations.

Call our caring, knowledgeable contact center representatives to learn more 1-888-743-7526.

Do people who are under 18 need parental consent?

People under 18 do not need parental consent for abortion care in California.

Do I need to have an ultrasound before my procedure?

We’ll plan to perform an ultrasound in our health center on the day of your appointment.

Do I have to look at the ultrasound?

In California, there is no legal requirement that you look at an ultrasound before receiving abortion care.

Is there a waiting period before I can get an abortion?

In California, there is no waiting period to get an abortion.

What else do I need to know?

It’s important to be aware of fake health centers — also known as crisis pregnancy centers — which may advertise pregnancy counseling but don’t provide abortion and likely won’t give you complete information about your options. To find actual abortion providers, go to AbortionFinder.org.

I still have questions.

Call our caring, knowledgeable contact center representatives to learn more at 1-888-743-7526.

Help Increase Abortion Access For All

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right to abortion, at least 26 states are poised to ban abortion, leaving 36 million women—and others who can become pregnant—without access. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is prepared to serve an influx of out-of-state patients seeking safe, legal abortion.

Our Abortion Access Fund provides free or reduced-cost abortion services for thousands of patients each year. Your contribution will help to ensure that no patient is turned away due to inability to pay.