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At Planned Parenthood, we offer outpatient surgical abortion and medication abortion services. The Abortion Care Team at Planned Parenthood is honored to provide the health care you need and we are here to answer any questions you have!

Important COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Information For Patients

In order to keep you, other patients and our staff healthy we are taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here's what that means:

  • You are encouraged to use telehealth for your visit if possible
  • We will screen you for symptoms of COVID-19 before you are seen and ask that you wear a mask or face covering when you enter the building
  • No guests can accompany you into the building
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Bring these items with you:

  • Valid government or state-issued photo ID
  • Insurance card (if you plan to use insurance)
  • Co-pay or payment for your visit (money orders and credit cards only). Please note if you are using a credit card with someone else’s name on it, that person must be present during the transaction. At this time we are not accepting cash, we apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have questions about forms of payment, please call our office at 1800-230-PLAN.
  • If you are a minor, bring your original birth certificate in addition to your photo ID.  Photo IDs can include a current school year ID (or badge) or a government issued photo ID. Parents or legal guardians must be present with their government or state issued photo ID. Legal guardians require additional paperwork, please call our office for details at 1-800-230-PLAN.
  • List of medications
  • Your pharmacy information

Keep these items in mind:

  • Abortion is not covered under Ohio State Medicaid under most circumstances and many private insurers exclude abortion services from being covered. If you’d like to use your private insurance for abortion services, we recommend you call your insurance and ask if elective abortions are covered under your plan at our center.
  • It is always our goal to be mindful of your time, but for planning purposes, please prepare to plan your day around your visits. You could spend anywhere between three to five hours at each appointment.
The Consultation Appointment

Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for parking and to check-in. 

You will give your ID to the front desk staff before you are able to enter any part of the building. We will not be able to see you if you do not have a valid government or state ID.

During check-in, a care team member will make a copy of your photo ID and, if you plan to use insurance, your insurance card. Sometimes the name on your ID or insurance card won’t match each other or may not match the name you go by – that’s ok. Just let the staff member know when you arrive.

Your consultation appointment is mandatory before you can have your abortion procedure. After you check in and fill out the paperwork, you will be called into the lab for a urine sample and blood draw. 

Next, an ultrasound will be performed. Then an educator will go over all of your options and state required abortion laws, then will schedule your next appointment.

Finally, a physician will sign state mandated consents and go over the procedure with you. They will go over birth control options if you’re interested and provide resources or referrals if needed. Be sure to ask any questions you have! Once your visit is complete, you will proceed to the check-out desk.

Don’t forget your ID at the front desk before you leave the building.

Your Abortion Options
Download a PDF of your abortion options

 

Surgical Abortion

Keep in mind you may be at our center for three to five hours for your surgery appointment. Bring a phone charger, wear loose and comfortable clothing, and wear underwear. Please feel free to eat before your procedure, unless otherwise directed by a nurse or physician. 

A surgical abortion is a simple medical procedure and is very safe. Sedation options are available, ask a care team member for more information. Recovery time can vary from person to person.

Our staff will support you throughout your visit. We also offer Abortion Doulas for those who may need emotional support during and after their procedure. Ask a staff member about our Abortion Doula Program.

Medication Abortion

We offer medication abortion (aka “abortion pill”) up to 10.0 weeks based on our ultrasound exam. There is a combination of 2 medications, mifepristone and misoprostol. Download a PDF overview of the abortion pill.

Also keep in mind these items:

  • Do not use drugs or alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment
  • Children are not able to accompany you to your appointments. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 guests are not able to accompany you into the building at this time.
  • Some of our locations have protesters out front, but they cannot prevent you from coming in and you do not have to speak with them.

Notice of Ohio law regarding abortions related to Down syndrome and attestation [as required by O.R.C. 2919.10(B)]

It is LEGAL for you to get an abortion in Ohio for ANY REASON. 

You do not have to tell us your reason. We do not need to know your reason.

Under Ohio law, however, our clinic is not allowed to perform an abortion if WE KNOW that fetal Down syndrome is any part of your reason. If we learn of a diagnosis or other indication of Down syndrome in your pregnancy, we will not be able to see you.

This applies only to Down syndrome and not any other condition.

What You Should Know After Your Appointment

Physically, many people are ready to return to their normal daily activities the day after their abortion. We will review with you what to expect in the days and weeks following your abortion before you are discharged. We are always available to answer additional questions or concerns if needed; call the numbers provided on your discharge papers.

Mentally, after an abortion, it is normal to have a variety of different emotions. Some people may feel sad, while others feel relieved. Please know however you are feeling can be normal, but we are always here to support you and provide you with additional resources if necessary.