A quality abortion clinic cares for both your medical and emotional health. Choosing abortion is a difficult decision, but once you have made that decision, choosing an abortion clinic to provide you with expert and sensitive care is the next step.
There are many abortion providers in your area, and choosing the right one may require some research to find the one that would fulfill your needs the most. Being prepared and informed will help reduce the stress and anxiety you are likely already feeling. So how do you choose a clinic that will offer you the best medical care, make you feel comfortable and treat you with respect and dignity?
Your first contact with the clinic will be by phone. During the phone call, pay attention to how they treat you and how they make you feel:
Calling clinics is a great way to get information.
What are the Fees?
Some other questions to ask
A clinic staff member should always take the time to explain all of your options and answer all of your questions. Your health should be as important to them as it is to you.
Abortion procedures are very short, only a few minutes. The entire process, however will likely take a few hours. A good clinic will take a medical history and perform an ultrasound, lab work, and a physical exam, all before preparing you for the procedure.
Afterwards, you will need time to recover from the anesthesia, ideally in a comfortable and relaxing setting. During this time, clinic staff will begin getting you ready for discharge. This should include both oral and written instructions regarding what precautions to take, an emergency number in case you have a problem, and the option to make an appointment for a follow-up visit.
As with any decision, it is important to gather as much information as possible beforehand. A good way to do this is to first check websites to compare services and fees, keeping in mind that a nice website doesn’t necessarily translate to good customer service. Then choose a few favorites and call them. Ask them some basic questions about their available services and address any questions that you might have, like a fee that seems too high or too low, or any information that seems lacking. Anyone can have a bad day, but if the person who answers the phone is impatient, annoyed, or clueless, that’s not a good sign. Once you’ve narrowed it down even more, a short visit is a great way to get a feel for a clinic.