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Have Questions?

We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help guide you through this process. If you still have questions, our team is available to help. Please call us at (424) 239-1650 for more information. ​

Planning your visit
What should I bring to my appointment?
  • Government-issued photo ID

  • Insurance card and payment information

  • A list of all current medications you are taking
What insurance policies do you accept?

We accept most Medi-Cal and PPO insurance plans. Please call (424) 239-1650 and provide your policy number so your insurance can be approved ahead of time. Bring proof of insurance to your appointment. 

Is there assistance for low-income patients?

Yes, free abortion services are available to low-income California residents. If you’d like to find out whether or not you qualify for financial assistance, call (424) 239-1650.

Can I pay cash for my medication abortion?

Yes, you can pay out of pocket. We charge $450 for the procedure and accept payments in cash or credit card with proper ID.

Is the office confidential and private?

Our facility offers a discreet and private environment, free from protestors. We maintain strict confidentiality regarding your records, ensuring that your visit remains undisclosed unless you provide written consent for the release of this information. 

Abortion Pill FAQs
What is medication abortion?

Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, is a non-surgical method of terminating an early pregnancy using a combination of two medications. Mifepristone, the first pill in the two-drug regimen, works by blocking progesterone, a hormone essential for the development of a pregnancy. This prevents an existing pregnancy from progressing. Misoprostol, taken 24-48 hours after mifepristone, helps to empty the uterus by causing cramping and bleeding, similar to an early miscarriage. Medication abortion has been available in the United States for more than 20 years. According to the FDA, it is a safe and highly effective method of pregnancy termination. By 2021, over half of abortions in the U.S. were medication abortions.

When can I take the abortion pill?

You can end a pregnancy safely and effectively with abortion pills in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier in the pregnancy the medications are administered the higher the success rate.

How long does the process take?

Medication abortion involves at least two office visits. The treatment includes giving the medication and then confirming that the pregnancy has ended. Sometimes, more than two visits might be needed. Day 1 - During the first office visit, patients receive an exam, counseling, and an ultrasound to confirm the length of the pregnancy. If you qualify for the medication abortion, you will take the first medication, mifepristone. Day 2, 3, or 4 — The second medicine, misoprostol, is taken up to 48 hours later. The abortion usually occurs within four hours after inserting the second drug, but it can take up to 24 hours or longer. Day 7 to 14 — During this timeframe, you will come back to the office for a follow-up appointment to ensure the abortion is complete. If the abortion is not complete, additional follow-up visits may be scheduled as necessary.

How effective is a medication abortion?

When taken, medication abortion successfully terminates the pregnancy 99.6% of the time, with a 0.4% risk of major complications, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The FDA has found that medication abortion is a safe and highly effective method of ending a pregnancy.

What will the bleeding be like?

The amount and length of bleeding after medication abortion will vary from person to person. Most people will experience bleeding and cramping on the day they take the second medication, and may experience some irregular bleeding for the next couple of weeks.

Will it affect future pregnancies?

Medication abortion does not have any long-term impact on a woman's fertility or her ability to have healthy pregnancies in the future. Most women can become pregnant again soon after having a medication abortion if they do not use contraception. 

Is there an alternative to medication abortion?

Yes, an alternative to medication abortion is surgical abortion, which involves the removal of the pregnancy tissue through a procedure called suction aspiration. The choice between medication and surgical abortion often depends on how far along the pregnancy is, personal preference, and medical considerations.

Do you offer surgical abortions?

No, we do not provide surgical abortions.

Is medication abortion the right choice for all women?

While medication abortion is a safe and effective option for many women, it may not be suitable for everyone. Women with certain medical conditions, allergies to the medications, or those beyond 10 weeks of pregnancy may not be eligible for medication abortion.

What are the advantages of medication abortion?

Some women who choose medication abortion say that they wish to avoid surgery and anesthesia. Because medication abortion is similar to a miscarriage, many people feel like it’s more “natural” and less invasive. Additionally, the patient doesn't face the risk of a uterine rupture or an infection due to the use of surgical tools.

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