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In-Clinic Abortion Appointment Information and Instructions 

Please note: During your appointment, you will speak with a health professional to discuss your medical information and your options. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. Any changes to your health, billing, or contact information can be updated at that time. If you have questions or need to speak to someone before your appointment, please call us at 541-344-9411.

    

Important information regarding your visit:  

  • Your appointment will be between 4 to 6 hours.
    • Please free to bring a book or other quiet activity as there will be downtime during your appt. 
  • You will need to bring a photo ID and insurance information for check-in.  
    • Commercial Insurance: We recommend contacting your insurance company directly to confirm your eligibility and benefits. Co-Pays are due at the time of your appointment. 
    • Self-pay for uninsured, under-insured, or patients not wishing to use their insurance for privacy reasons can set up payment plans for their charges. Please discuss this with your Health Center Receptionist at check-in.  
    • Oregon Health Plan: Your insurance will cover the cost of your appointment and services.  
    • If you do not have health insurance and would like to find out if you can get financial assistance, call us at 541-344-9411. 
  • The out-of-pocket cost for this appointment without insurance coverage is $550.  
    • The following services are covered in the cost of the visit: 
      • Education and consultation about your pregnancy options. 
      • Education and consultation about your future contraception options, if desired. 
      • Education and consultation about your abortion options and what to expect. 
      • In-house ultrasound(s). 
      • In-house lab work (such as a pregnancy test, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing, hemoglobin testing, or Rh Typing), if required. 
      • Minimal sedation. 
      • An anti-nausea medication, to reduce any discomfort from symptoms of nausea.
      • Local anesthetic administered to the cervix to assist with dilation discomfort.
      • Rhogam injection, if required. 
      • One cycle of birth control, which includes one pill-pack, one ring, one Depo shot OR one pack of emergency contraception. 
    • The following services are not covered in the cost of the visit and may result in additional out-of-pocket costs, depending on your funding options: 
      • Any additional medications scripted out to a pharmacy (contraceptives, etc.) 
      • Care received at a different health facility related to your abortion. 
      • LARC (Long Acting Reversible Birth Control) birth control methods (such as an IUD or Implant).
      • Any additional birth control supplies.
  • Your appointment will include an ultrasound, an education and consent session and discussion of pain management, lab work, and a birth control consultation. The abortion procedure is approximately 10 to 15 minutes. This consists of a suction procedure to remove the pregnancy. You may experience mild to moderate cramping during and after the abortion along with some bleeding. You will be monitored for 15 minutes following your procedure until you and your care provider feel you are ready to leave.
  • It is encouraged that you to eat sometime before you come in as taking medications on an empty stomach can increase nausea.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing and underwear compatible with a maxi pad. 
  • We ask that you do not use any drugs or alcohol on the day of the appointment. Continue to take prescription medications as prescribed.
  • If you have an inhaler, please bring that with you to the clinic.
  • If you plan to elect to have minimal sedation for your procedure, you will need to have someone drive you home. If you plan on having minimal sedation and using public transportation or a transportation service after your procedure (such as a taxi, Lyft, or Uber), you must have a support person to accompany you. This is for your safety – minimal sedation affects everyone differently and you may feel sleepy or dizzy for 6 – 8 hours after taking the medication. 
  • Due to our COVID-19 protocols, we are unable to accommodate a support person in the clinic. 
    • If a support person accompanies you to the appointment, please have them wait outside.  
  • If you have any children at home, we request that they do not accompany you to this appointment due to the long visit length. 
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late to the appointment, there is no guarantee that you will be seen.  
    • The health center will do their best to accommodate you, however, the appointment may need to be rescheduled.  
    • Give yourself plenty of time to get to the health center.  

 

To cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call us at 541-344-9411 

 

 

 

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