Medical Abortion: Preparing for your consultation
What to Bring on The Day
Your medicare card
Photo Identification e.g. drivers licence, passport
Debit or credit card for the procedure cost (unfortunately we do not accept AMEX)
Any test results (blood test and ultrasound) results in this pregnancy if you have already had them performed (tests are not necessary to have before your appointment as we can perform all necessary tests on site at the
A referral is not necessary to see one of our GPs but if you have been given a letter by your usual doctor, please bring it to the appointment.
Support person - you are welcome to bring one support person to your appointment but please do not bring babies or children to the clinic. Please do not bring multiple people to the appointment. All persons entering Clinic 66 must have no symptoms of a respiratory or COVID infection.
Preparation for your consultation
When you arrive at the clinic for your appointment, our reception staff will ask you to complete some paperwork. All details provided will remain confidential.
You will receive an appointment reminder via HotDoc or SMS 1-2 days before your appointment, please ensure that you reply to confirm your appointment
You will receive a confidential medical history form via HotDoc prior to your appointment. It is helpful to fill this in in advance of your appointment.
Please allow enough time to travel to the clinic and aim to arrive 15min before your appointment time for registration and paperwork to be completed.
Please have something light to eat and a few glasses of water before the appointment and aim to have a semi-full bladder for the appointment.
If you're suffering with nausea and vomiting, a light meal before your appointment can help to ease this.
The doctor will usually need to perform a blood test and ultrasound during the appointment and good hydration makes these tests easier.
The Early Medical Abortion Consultation
You will see the doctor for counselling, blood tests and ultrasound assessment first (you don’t have to see the ultrasound). This assessment step may occasionally be performed by one of our nurses.
After the assessment, the doctor will take a thorough medical history to ensure that the medical termination is a suitable option for you. They will explain about the procedure, the steps, any possible complications and aftercare. This will be your opportunity to ask the medical staff any further questions or discuss any concerns you may have.
The first step of the early medical abortion (mifepristone) can be taken at the clinic or at home.
Most women do not start bleeding until after
they have taken step 2 (misoprostol) which is taken at home after 24-48 hours.
Pain relief and anti-nausea medication can be prescribed as needed.
The doctor will discuss future contraception options during your consultation. Some methods of contraception can be started at the time of, or shortly after the medical termination tablets are taken. Other methods of contraception can be started at your follow up appointment or at the next menstrual period.
Generally, the total time you will be at our clinic is 45min - 1.5 hours for a medical procedure.
Follow up is essential to ensure that the medical abortion has completed successfully. Often the doctor will ask you to repeat a pregnancy hormone blood test 7 days after the procedure and to also have a check up appointment 2-3 weeks after the medical abortion. Follow up can be tailored to individual circumstances.