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Reproductive Health Services

At Reproductive Health Services (RHS), we care about you and are committed to your right to accurate health information. We will answer all of your questions and give you the information you need in a supportive and confidential setting.

Our doors ARE OPEN. We are here to care for patients, no matter what. If you need care, please reach out to us by calling the number below.

Our Doors are Open

Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region IS OPEN and our top priority is to ensure every patient can access high-quality care in Missouri and Illinois.

RHS is prepared to work with patients closely to ensure they receive the care they need. Our staff will be working hard to ensure care is available to anyone who needs it.

Patients who need abortion services can still call us or make an appointment online in Missouri or in Illinois. If our services are interrupted, we will do everything we can to ensure you get to the right provider for the care you need.

Make an Appointment in Missouri

Appointments booked through the portal below will take place at Reproductive Health Services at 4251 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.

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Make an Appointment in Illinois

The abortion pill is now available to be mailed in Illinois for those that qualify. Make a telehealth abortion appointment today to be screened.

Appointments booked through the portal below will take place at Reproductive Health Services at 317 Salem Pl., Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

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Counseling and Education

Counseling and education are available to you and your family before and after an abortion. We:

  • Assist you in understanding the impact of a pregnancy on your current life situation.
  • Help identify and explore all options available so that you can make the best possible decision.
  • Offer the opportunity to get additional counseling through referral to other agencies.
  • Educate you on your reproductive health care, birth control methods, pre-natal care, and other related health issues.

Counseling and education are available by phone at 314-531-7526.

When is it legal to have an abortion?

You can get an abortion in Missouri up to 21 weeks and 6 days after your last menstrual period. After that time, abortion is available only if the patient’s life or health is threatened.

In Illinois, abortion is available up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. After that time, abortion is available only if the patient’s life or health is threatened.

Is there a mandatory waiting period before I can have an abortion?

Missouri requires a mandatory delay of 72 hours between the time informed consent is given and the procedure is performed. As of October 2017, the person administering the consent process must be the same physician who will perform your abortion. RHS staff can guide you through the process to make it as easy to understand as possible.

In Illinois, there is no mandatory waiting period or mandated counseling prior to the procedure.

Does my partner have any legal say in my decision regarding a pregnancy?

No. Your partner cannot legally interfere with your decision-making regarding a pregnancy. If you wish, your partner or other loved ones can offer much needed support before, during and after your abortion. RHS staff is available to assist and support you throughout the process.

If I'm Medicaid eligible, can Medicaid pay for my abortion?

In Missouri, Medicaid may only pay for abortion in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

In Illinois, Medicaid may pay for all or most medically necessary abortions.

If you think you may qualify for abortion coverage under Medicaid, please speak with RHS staff.

Does state law require parental consent?

If you are 17 years old or younger, Illinois requires notification of at least one parent or legal guardian. A minor can also obtain an abortion if a grandparent or other adult relative is involved in the decision. Minors can also seek a judicial bypass as an alternative to parental involvement.

If you are 17 years old or younger, Missouri requires the consent of a parent, legal guardian or judge to obtain an abortion. If the consent is given by a parent or guardian, they must accompany the minor to the health center on the day of the procedure. Please review the important information for minors prior to your appointment.

If you need permission from a judge, please call 314-652-3114 or 314-652-3111 for more information. Both numbers connect to the ACLU. Please mention "judicial bypass" when calling.

If you have another custodial parent (in addition to the parent providing consent) who has been awarded joint legal custody or joint physical custody by a court, the consenting parent may have to provide written notification to the other parent BEFORE your first appointment. The consenting parent can complete the following form before the first appointment or complete it at the health center. It MUST be reviewed and any action taken, if necessary, prior to the first appointment. 

Can health care providers (doctors, hospitals, nurses, clinics) refuse to perform abortions or refuse to give me information about them?

Yes. Individuals and institutions are allowed to refuse to provide abortions and those individuals or institutions are not required to give you information or referrals. RHS is committed to giving you all the information you want and need to make the best decisions for you.

Important Information Regarding Abortion Out of State

The State of Missouri requires that state residents seeking abortion services outside of Missouri be offered state-mandated materials. Here are links to the materials:

  1. Consent Booklet
  2. Alternatives to Abortion Pamphlet
  3. Pregnancy Assistance Providers (you may search by county)
  4. Ultrasound Providers (you may search by county)

Please note that, if you have scheduled an appointment, you do not need to review these materials or bring them to your appointment in Illinois. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (800) 230-7526.