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What to Know for Your Appointment

COVID-19 (coronavirus) and care at Planned Parenthood Southeast.

Planned Parenthood Southeast is here for you, providing the expert sexual health care you need. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and follow all CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations and best practices.

Please be aware that:

  • If you develop respiratory symptoms (cough/shortness of breath) or a fever before your appointment, we ask that you reschedule.
  • All patients and staff must have their temperature taken before checking in for an appointment or work.
  • We are screening every patient for symptoms and recent travel at check-in.

Thank you for helping us keep all our patients and staff healthy and safe!

Annual Exam/Well Woman Exam
  • If you are getting a Pap test, for best results, do not douche or place anything in the vagina 24 hours before the appointment. If you use the Nuvaring, you can continue using this as normal.
  • If you have your menstrual cycle and are spotting or bleeding lightly, we can continue with your appointment. Otherwise, please reschedule your appointment for another time.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Birth Control Visit (Pill/Shot/Ring/Patch)

Our health centers offer birth control pills and Depo-Provera shots in the office. At your office visit, we can give you a prescription to have filled at the pharmacy for birth control pills, rings, and the patch. 

You can read more about each method of birth control on our site. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Nexplanon Insertion

If you do are not currently using hormonal birth control, we recommend you abstain from vaginal intercourse for 14 days prior to your appointment. If you are using hormonal birth control, please continue taking it normally.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Intrauterine Contraception Insertion: Mirena or Paragard (IUD or IUC)
  • If you do not currently have an IUC or are not using hormonal birth control, you must abstain from vaginal intercourse for 14 days prior to your appointment. If you are using hormonal birth control, please continue taking it normally.
  • Please eat a full mean or as much as you normally would,  and take 800mg of ibuprofen one hour before your appointment.
Nexplanon and IUC Removal

Abstain from intercourse or use another method of contraception, such as a condom, 5 days prior to the appointment if you do not wish to become pregnant. 

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Pregnancy Test

Any children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to safety concerns, children may not accompany patients to their exam rooms.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. 

STI/STD Testing (With or Without Symptoms)
  • A basic screening includes tests for the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV. A full screening includes Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis, Herpes and Hepatitis B testing. A test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea should be done within two weeks after possible exposure. HIV testing should be done 90 days after possible exposure. We offer rapid HIV testing that is done through a small sample of blood, with results in 10 minutes.
  • For most accurate urine testing, please do not urinate for one hour before your visit. Female patients: Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing can be performed by a vaginal swab. If you are showing symptoms, do not douche or place anything in your vagina for 24 hours prior to the appointment.
  • Any children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to safety concerns, children may not accompany patients to their exam rooms

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Abortion

Please continue down the page for more info on abortion care.

Abortion Care

Currently, Planned Parenthood Southeast only offers abortion care in Georgia. If you are seeking abortion services in Alabama or Mississippi, call us for a referral list of health care providers in your area that may be able to assist you.

*Please note: Georgia law requires that you receive specific information by phone from us regarding your abortion prior to your appointment. If you scheduled your appointment online, you MUST call us no later than 48 hours prior to your appointment at (404) 688-9300, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm EST. If we do not speak with you at least 48 hours before your scheduled visit, your appointment will be cancelled.

At times there may be protesters outside of the health center. We suggest you avoid interaction with them. This health center may offer escorts (wearing brightly colored reflective vests) who will walk you from your car to the health center.

Medication Abortion Services

Before you arrive:

  • Georgia law requires that you receive specific information by phone from us regarding your abortion prior to your appointment. If you scheduled your appointment online, you MUST call us no later than 48 hours prior to your appointment at (404) 688-9300, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm EST. If we do not speak with you at least 48 hours before your scheduled visit, your appointment will be cancelled.

  • Please be sure to bring your government-issued ID with you to your appointment. The name on your ID must match the name you gave when you scheduled the appointment. 

  • Please call (404) 688-9300 for more information about using insurance or to find out if you qualify for financial assistance 

  • For the safety and privacy of you and all of our patients, please do not bring children with you to your appointment.

  • Your appointment time is when you are expected to arrive at the health center for check-in and does not reflect when you will see the provider.

  • 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.

 

Here's what you need to know about abortion services in Georgia:

Abortion Pill (Medication Abortion)

  • Abortion pill (medication abortion) is offered up to 10 weeks and 0 days after the start of your last menstrual period.

  • If your last period was more than 10 weeks ago, we can still help. Call us for a referral list of health care providers in your area that offer other abortion services.

  • You will need to follow up within 1-2 weeks to make sure your abortion is complete and that you are well. In the unlikely event that you are still pregnant, you may need another dose of medication or to have an in-clinic abortion to end the pregnancy.

  • After your abortion pill visit, you will need access to a telephone and transportation in case backup medical care is needed while finishing the process at home. 

 

Prices and Payment Information

  • Please contact this health center for abortion services pricing information.

  • Payment is expected at the time of service unless other arrangements have previously been made.

  • Abortion services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please be sure to bring your insurance card and a copay in cash, credit, or debit. If you’re planning on using insurance, please let us know before your appointment.

Surgical Abortion Services

Planned Parenthood Southeast currently offers medication abortion services ONLY.  If your last period was more than 10 weeks ago, we can still help. Call us for a referral list of health care providers in your area that offer other abortion services.

Please follow these instructions to prepare for your appointment.

  • If you are planning on using insurance, please provide that information when scheduling your appointment. Please bring your photo ID, insurance card and copay in cash, credit or debit.  If you are self-pay, payment is due at the time of service in cash, credit or debit.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, let us know as soon as possible.
  • Arrive at your scheduled appointment time. Plan to be at the clinic for about an hour.
  • Please be aware that your appointment time is when you are expected to arrive at the health center to check in, not precisely when you will see the provider. 
  • Any children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to safety concerns, children may not accompany patients to their exam rooms. 

What to bring:

  • Bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, and policyholder information.
  • If you get your insurance through someone else (like a parent), bring their full name and date of birth.
  • If you have an additional card you need to bring with you to the pharmacy to get medications (PBM card), bring it to the visit.

Insurance and Payment

  • Payment for services is due at the time of your appointment.
  • If you don't have insurance, you may be eligible for low- to no-cost care.
  • If you have questions about insurance, funding, and payment, you can speak to one of our expert staff at 1-800-230-7526

Patient Forms

Save time at the health center by downloading and completing any forms before your visit.