We have a 24-hour pager for abortion patients. If you get home and have an urgent question or concern outside clinic hours (we are open six days a week), please call us at 866-701-0174. In an emergency, please call 911.
We encourage patients to keep their three-week follow-up appointment. The post-abortion checkup is to ensure there were no complications and discuss your birth control options in more depth. Please note: this visit is strictly required for all women who choose medication abortion.
Medical excuses: A medical excuse for school or work is readily available. Just ask for it on the day of your visit.
Scheduling: We regularly schedule abortion appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Often we have appointments available the same day. We can provide family planning services, STD screening, contraceptive counseling (including emergency contraception), IUD insertion/removal, Depo-Provera injections, etc., to patients who we have seen for an abortion. Post abortion checkup appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday afternoons.
Translation tapes are available: For non-English speaking patients who are enrolled in Washington State Apple Health, we can help arrange a translator. We also have translation tapes that explain what happens during an abortion procedure available in Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Lao, Thai, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese.
Workbooks are available: Various resources and supportive literature is available at the clinic regarding post-abortion support, emotional healing, partner support, discussing abortion with your parents and spiritual health. These are free of charge. Books with more in-depth writings on abortion are available by mail-order. Just ask us for the information.
OPTIONS counseling: Once you have discovered that you are pregnant, deciding whether to continue with the pregnancy, abort or adopt can be a significant time in one's life. We have wonderful workbooks that are free of charge and non-biased. Please call and we will be happy to mail it to you. You can also make an “ultrasound only” appointment where we will confirm your pregnancy dates and give complete counseling for all your options. We are committed to helping you feel comfortable with your decision no matter which one you choose.
Referrals: We recognize that your decision may not be an easy one. We have a list of experienced professionals who deal with the psychological and emotional aspects surrounding an abortion. We also offer referrals for vasectomies, tubal ligations, midwives and OB/GYNs.
Partner participation: Your friend, relative or partner is welcome to participate as much or as little as you wish and may be with you in the room for the majority of your appointment if preferred.
"I know you are probably very scared right now but just know that you’ll be ok and that you are making the best decision for your future. You are in good hands here the doctor and staff are wonderful."