What to Expect

Welcoming you to our clinics

We have a dedicated clinic network across the Northwest, Midlands, Greater London and Yorkshire. Most of our clinics are hosted in local health centres, or GP practices. This allows us to provide medical abortions within local community health services.

Our clinic in Stockport, South Manchester offers surgical abortion and medical abortion services. Find out more about our clinic locations. 

How much time you spend in the clinic will depend on which abortion procedure you are having.  This could be as little as an hour, up to around 7 hours. If we are sending you medical abortion pills in the post, you may not need to come to the clinic at all. We will let you know how long to expect your treatment appointment to last during your consultation.

Visits to our clinics are by appointment only so please call to book your appointment before you arrive. When you book a consultation appointment with us our telephone advisors and clinic teams will support you every step of the way.

Can I Bring Someone with me to my Appointment?

You may find that having the support of a family member or a trusted friend will help you through the day. They can accompany you for some of your appointment, but we will need to see you alone at other times. While you have your procedure or treatment, your companion is welcome to sit in the waiting room.

If you are under 16 years old you will need to bring an adult over 18 years old with you for support. We do not have facilities for young children at the clinics. If you have children, please arrange childcare for the day of your appointment. Unfortunately, we may have to rebook your appointment for another day if you bring children to the clinic.

Your Consultation

Before we offer you abortion treatment you will have a consultation with a clinician. Your consultation can be over the phone, or face-to-face in a clinic.

The clinician (a nurse or midwife) will explain your treatment options and answer any questions you have about the abortion. They will discuss the screening tests we offer for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and your future contraception options.

You will also have a clinical assessment during the consultation.

Your Clinical Assessment

The clinician will ask you about your medical history. It is important that you answer their questions honestly. Please give as much information as you can. They will want to know about any medical conditions you have or medications that you take. This is to make sure treatment will be safe and suitable for you.

If you have been invited to have a clinical assessment at a clinic, we may offer you the following tests and screenings.

Your Contraception

We can give you information on contraception during your visit to the clinic. If you don’t want to become pregnant it’s important to consider what type of contraception you will use after an abortion. This is because you can still get pregnant after an abortion, with fertility coming back as soon as 5 days later.

Your Consent

During your appointment, the clinician will ask you if you understand the abortion procedure.

Our teams will make sure that you are fully aware of what is involved with abortion treatment. We will talk to you about the possible risks and complications. You may want to discuss your decision with your partner, but you don’t have to. You do not need your partner’s consent for an abortion.

If you change your mind about having an abortion just let us know so we can cancel your appointment.

If you tell us something that suggests you or someone else may be at risk of harm, we may have to talk to other professionals to make sure you are safe. We have a duty of care to do this if we feel there is any risk of harm. We will tell you if we need to do this and why.

Consent for Under 18s

You do not need your parent’s consent for an abortion if you are under 18 years old. You have a right to confidentiality. We will not tell your parents or guardian.

We do encourage you to tell a parent or other adult who can support you through this process. This could be a friend, family member, social worker or anyone else over 18 who you trust.

You can agree to the treatment yourself if you understand the procedure, and the possible risks and complications.

Get in Touch

Call us to speak to an advisor. Lines are open from 8am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

From UK:

0333 004 6666

From Republic of Ireland:

(01) 874 0097

From all other countries:

0845 359 6666

If you have any questions you can talk to one of our team on our live webchat. Our advisors are available from 8am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

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0333 004 6666

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