Ohio law requires all patients to undergo an initial consultation at least 24 hours prior to having an abortion.
Please plan to be at our facility for about 2 to 3 hours for your first appointment.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT
STEP 1: Check in & Payment
The cost of an initial consultation is $50. The fee is non-refundable and will be credited towards the final cost of your abortion procedure. We accept cash, credit card or debit card. We do not accept checks, money orders, or American Express.
Step 2: Ultrasound
A medical assistant will perform an ultrasound to determine how far along you are. Procedure pricing is based on the gestational age of the pregnancy.
Medical abortion (pill method) is an option if you are less than 9 weeks 6 days gestation.
Surgical abortion (“traditional” method) is an option if you are less than 15 weeks 6 days.
STEP 3: Blood pressure & Venipuncture
A phlebotomist will record your vitals and obtain blood samples to determine your Rh factor and pre-procedure hemoglobin levels.
Step 4: Pre-Procedure Consent
A patient advocate will meet with you for a confidential all-options consultation. She can provide whatever resources you need to help you make the choice you feel is right for you. She can also answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
If you’re confident in your decision, she can assist you with signing consent paperwork and scheduling your medical abortion appointment.
Step 5: consultation with doctor
One of our experienced OB-GYN physicians will have a private meeting with you where you can discuss any remaining medical questions you may have.