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In-Clinic Abortion Pre-Procedure Information and Instructions

Please note: you will speak with a health care professional at your appointment about your medical information, all of your options, and you will be able to ask questions.

Preparing for your appointment 

  • All patients are required by State law to attend an information session at least 24 hours prior to their abortion.  You will complete this requirement over the phone with one of our doctors (see details below). 

  • Please note: If you are under 18 years of age you will need to come into our office for the information session and a parent of legal guardian must attend this session with you. If this is not possible, judicial bypass is available. 

  • On the day of your procedure: 

  • Bring your photo ID – photo identification with your picture and date of birth is required. 

  • Wear comfortable clothing and underwear that can support a pad.  

  • Prepare to be in the center 3 to 5 hours. 

  • Give yourself time to find parking and to check in. 

  • Make arrangements for childcare if necessary; children and infants are not allowed in the facility 

In-Clinic Abortion Procedure (local anesthesia only) 

  • You will spend 3 to 5 hours in the center.  

  • You will have an ultrasound, lab work, an education session and birth control consultation before seeing the doctor. 

  • You will be awake for your procedure.   

  • The procedure takes about 5-10 minutes. You will receive ibuprofen and a local numbing injection in the cervix.  

  • Afterwards, you will spend a short period of time in the recovery room. 

  • There are NO eating restrictions prior to your appointment and we suggest that you have a light meal before you come to the center.  

In-Clinic Abortion Procedure (with IV sedation) 

  • You can expect to be in the center 3 to 5 hours, up to 6 hours if you need cervical prep.   

  • You will have an ultrasound, lab work, an education session and birth control consultation before seeing the doctor. 

  • If you require cervical prep, you will receive medication that dilates the cervix and will wait 2 hours (or more) for the medication to work.  

  • The procedure takes about 5-10 minutes. You will receive a numbing medicine injected in the cervix and IV medication in the arm to relax you and help with discomfort.  

  • You will be sleepy and deeply relaxed for your procedure, but you will not be asleep. 

  • Afterwards, you will spend approximately 45 minutes in the recovery room. 

  • You must NOT eat, drink, smoke or chew anything for 6 hours before your appointment, including candy or gum.  E.G. If your appointment is a 9:00am, this means nothing to eat/drink/smoke or chew after 3am. 

  • We WILL NOT provide IV sedation unless you have made arrangements to be escorted home. This is an absolute requirement as you CANNOT leave the clinic alone. 

 

Payment Information 

  • Payment is due in full on the day of the appointment in cash, credit card, or a money order. No checks.  

  • If you are using someone else’s credit card, that person must be present at your appointment with ID matching the name on the card.  

  • The cost of your procedure is based on procedure type and gestational age of pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound.  

  • Medication Abortion up to 10.6 weeks gestation is $475 

  • In-clinic Abortion up to 11.6 weeks gestation is $475 

  • In-clinic Abortion 12 -13.6 weeks gestation is $525 

  • In-clinic Abortion 14 to 15.6 weeks gestation is $700 

  • In-clinic Abortion 16 to 16.7 weeks gestation is $975 

  • Cost quoted is based on information you have provided and subject to change at time of appointment based on procedure type and gestational age of pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound  

  • If you would like to hear about available financial assistance, call us at 215-351-5550.   

  • Some insurance is accepted as payment but must be verified prior to your appointment. Please call us two days before your scheduled appointment to confirm coverage and expected payment.   

  • Pennsylvania Medicaid will cover the cost of an abortion in the case of rape, incest or threat to life. If you would like to see if Medicaid will cover your procedure, please call us right away.  

 

Completing your phone call 

Pennsylvania law* requires that you speak with a doctor before having an abortion. PPSP patients meet this requirement by speaking with our doctor on a scheduled phone call or coming into our offices (minors, language assistance). You must receive this information at least 24 hours prior to your abortion.  

To complete this requirement by phone. 

THE DOCTOR WILL NOT CALL YOU; YOU CALL THE DOCTOR.  

  • This appointment is for a phone call, you will not come into our office. 

You will call (877) 465-1211 at the time of your appointment.  You must stay on the call for the duration of the call. It is your responsibility to obtain this information 24 hours prior to your abortion, if you don’t we will not be able to provide your scheduled abortion. 

  • Please call at 215-351-5550 if you are having problems meeting this requirement. 

 *The Abortion Control Act (1989) -The Abortion Control Act requires that anyone having an abortion in the state of Pennsylvania speak with a doctor before having an abortion. 

  • This conversation can happen no less than 24 hours before the abortion, but may be scheduled more than 24 hours ahead of time, depending on the doctor’s and patient’s availability. 

  • The doctor will not perform a procedure on a patient who has not completed this requirement. 

For more information on the Abortion Control Act: www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-pennsylvania 

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