Surgical Abortion Appointment Reminders

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• All photo IDs must not be expired when presented for verification of age, parentage/guardianship and/or payment.

• Please bring a photo ID that includes date of birth. Any patient under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian's consent. Photo identification, as well as proof of parentage or guardianship must also be provided by patient, parent, and/or guardian. Examples: Birth certificate or court order of guardianship. If the last names are different on these photo IDs and/or the documentation listed above, a copy of a marriage certificate or divorce papers must be submitted to verify the change. A minor may also obtain a court judicial bypass instead of consent of a legal guardian, but she must provide court documentation.

If a patient is uncertain of the paperwork required, they should consult the office representative when making an appointment.

• Eat only a light meal before an abortion appointment (no greasy foods), as the sedation may cause nausea.

• Wear two-piece clothing. This should be something comfortable and include underwear that will support a maxipad (no thongs).

• Patients with RH negative blood type will need to have an injection of Rhogam. Be sure that you have proof of blood type if you have RH positive blood. Otherwise, you will have the option to have your blood typed (this requires a 72 hour turnaround time not including weekends) to determine if you need Rhogam, or to go ahead and take the injection and incur the same fee for Rhogam that an RH negative patient must pay. See our fees here. A patient may have proof of blood type on a Red Cross blood donor card, active military ID, or they can get a copy of a lab report or signed statement from their doctor.

• Patients who have serious heart or medical conditions must have a statement from their doctor stating their opinion that having an abortion would not pose excessive risk. Our physician will make the final decision.

• Be sure to bring a driver. Please bring only one person with you. Both parents are welcome with patients under age 18. Do not bring children.

• Expect to be at the center approximately two hours.

• As a reminder, full payment for all services is due on the day of the procedure and is payable by Discover, Mastercard, Visa, or cash. No personal checks. Photo ID required for all types of payment except cash. If paying with credit card belonging to someone other than patient, that person must be present with photo ID. We do not accept American Express.

• Failure to have, in hand, any required information will result in either a delay in your appointment or need to reschedule your appointment.