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Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley Expands Abortion Access by Launching a New Abortion Pill via Telehealth Service

Abortion patients can now choose to have their abortion pill mailed directly to them or it can be picked up from select PPPSGV health centers following a telehealth appointment with a medical provider. 

Pasadena, Calif. — Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) is now offering telehealth abortion pill services (also known as medication abortion) to allow patients to get quick reliable health care from their computer, tablet, or smartphone. The launch of telehealth abortion services aims to increase access to safe and legal abortion care and provide individuals with a convenient and confidential option to receive care from a Planned Parenthood provider they trust. PPPSGV is the first Planned Parenthood affiliate to offer the abortion pill via telehealth in southern California. 

"Our commitment to reproductive freedom and health care equity is what drives us to find new ways to meet the evolving needs of our communities," said Sarah Egan CNM, MS, Director of Medical Services at PPPSGV. "We recognize the challenges people can face in accessing abortion services, so we are committed to providing safe and convenient options. Our new telehealth abortion pill option allows us to meet our patients where they are and ensures they can receive the same quality care they're used to from anywhere in California."  

The abortion pill via telehealth is an easy and quick way to meet people where they are and get them the essential care they need. Here's an overview of how to access the abortion pill online:  

  1. Visit our website to make an appointment or for more information on our abortion services. Same-week appointments are available. Patients must be in California at the time of their appointment. 
  2. Meet with a PPPSGV medical provider via telehealth to discuss options and confirm eligibility.  
  3. Patients will be given the option to have the abortion pill mailed to them (estimated shipping time is 2-3 days) or it can be picked up that same day at any PPPSGV health center (Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Glendora, Highland Park or Pasadena). 
  4. Seven days after the abortion pill is taken, patients may meet via telehealth with a medical provider to confirm the procedure was successful.  

Over the past year, there has been a concerning trend of ongoing attacks on access to the abortion pill nationwide that aim to impose additional restrictions on abortion access. There is overwhelming evidence that the medications used for abortion - mifepristone followed by misoprostol - are safe and effective. These ongoing attacks create confusion and unnecessary barriers to care. The launch of telehealth abortion pill services is one way PPPSGV aims to break down unnecessary barriers to health care and ensure patients can continue to access safe and legal abortion medications without delay or struggle.

For additional information on PPPSGV's telehealth abortion services, visit PPPSGV.org

About Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV)

Founded in 1933, we serve the Northeast Los Angeles and the greater San Gabriel Valley communities by providing a variety of sexual and reproductive health care for all people, including the provision of birth control, sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and treatments, cervical cancer screenings, mammograms, transgender care, PEP/PrEP HIV-prevention medications, and more. And in many of our communities, PPPSGV is the sole abortion provider. 


As one of the most innovative and established Planned Parenthoods in the nation, we are a $26MM organization that strives to ensure the sexual and reproductive health services we provide are in line with the needs of the communities we serve. We offer trusted and compassionate care from our five health centers in Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Glendora, Highland Park, and Pasadena. Our reach extends outside of our health centers through educating our youth, advocating for policies that support the people we serve, expanding sexual and reproductive health care, and making essential health care accessible to everyone who needs it. Our service area extends from Glendora to Glendale and from the San Gabriel Mountains to the San Bernardino freeway, home to 24 communities and a diverse population of 1.4 million people.


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