Abortion Screening Service
An unplanned pregnancy diagnosis can be overwhelming. The Women’s Clinic of Atlanta provides free of charge abortion screening to help you answer important medical questions before getting an abortion. If you receive a positive pregnancy test, our licensed medical professionals will answer your questions about your abortion options and empower you to make the best decision for you.
Abortion Screening Appointment
Our Abortion Screening Appointment may include:
- Easy-to-understand information about your abortion options
- Free, lab-certified pregnancy testing results that are required before your abortion
- Ultrasounds for qualifying patients to measure fetal size and gestational age which determines what abortion procedure you’re eligible to receive
- Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing and treatment (if necessary) to reduce the risk of infection prior to the abortion procedure
- Rh Factor testing to determine if a medication is needed after an abortion based on your blood type.
- Hemoglobin and Hematocrit testing to determine if blood levels are of concern.
During your visit, the Nurse Practitioner will complete a sexual health screening and discuss which services are applicable for your care.
The Women’s Clinic of Atlanta offers medical services and evidence-based education about all options related to an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, including abortion, adoption, and parenting; per the Medical Director, the Women’s Clinic of Atlanta offers abortion screening.
Would you like to schedule an Abortion Screening appointment online?
Please note there are limited appointments available for online booking. Other appointments may be available. Feel free to text the word APPOINTMENT to 404-777-4771, or call 404-937-3334 to speak to our scheduling coordinator.
Do I have signs of pregnancy and proof of pregnancy?
If you are experiencing signs of pregnancy, you will need verified evidence from a medical professional before getting an abortion. In Georgia, women are required to receive documented proof of pregnancy from a licensed medical professional 24 hours before an abortion. Our abortion screening service provides Atlanta women with accurate, lab-quality pregnancy test results to confirm your signs of pregnancy. The abortion screening also includes an ultrasound for qualifying patients.
Is my pregnancy viable?
Our medical team will determine if your pregnancy is likely to end with a natural miscarriage, including monitoring for a heartbeat. It is medically recommended to eliminate miscarriage as a possibility before getting an abortion.
How far along is my pregnancy?
In Georgia, the gestational age of your pregnancy determines what type of abortion you’re eligible to receive. Our licensed medical professional will determine the fetal and gestational age, then discuss your options. Safe and reputable abortion providers require abortion ultrasounds prior to the procedure to accurately determine the gestational age.
Do I have an STI, and will it affect my abortion procedure?
If you test positive for a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), an abortion procedure can increase your risk of complications or further infections. It’s medically recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to undergo an STI screening and receive proper treatment before getting an abortion.
It’s important to not rush into any decision about your unwanted pregnancy, and you shouldn’t feel pressured by anyone. You should decide when you are ready. We can even offer support and advice on how to tell your parents, friends, or significant other. You aren’t alone. In Georgia, you can have an abortion up to 20 weeks, and our team will show you compassion and understanding every step of the way. Our licensed medical professionals and trained advocates support your choice and serve Atlanta women from all backgrounds. We listen to your concerns without judging your decisions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Abortion
After an unwanted pregnancy diagnosis, it’s very common to have questions about the types of abortions available to you. There are plenty of myths about abortions you may have heard, so it’s important to speak to a licensed medical professional to ensure you receive factual information about each option. At our Atlanta women’s clinics, we believe it’s critical for you to make an informed decision about abortion and know your rights.
What’s the different between a surgical and medical abortion?
During a medical abortion, you are given a special medication to terminate your pregnancy. Unlike a surgical abortion, it doesn’t require anesthesia. There are different types of surgical abortions, and the method used depends on how far along your pregnancy is and your preference. There are several questions to be answered with both medical and surgical abortions, and it’s important for you to speak with a licensed medical professional before deciding.
What is the abortion pill, and how much does it cost?
The abortion pill, also called a medical abortion, uses a specialized medication to end a pregnancy. The abortion pill stops your body from producing a hormone needed for pregnancy called progesterone, then causes your uterus to empty. The abortion pill is often taken in two doses – one at a doctor’s office and the other at home. However, it’s essential to know the abortion pill does come with potential side effects, so be sure to speak to our licensed medical professionals as you make your decision.
The cost of the abortion pill varies depending on your health insurance and where you purchase it from. For some insurance plans, the abortion pill is offered at no cost to you. Speak directly to your insurance provider for more information on the cost of the abortion pill.
When do I have to decide if I want an abortion in Georgia?
It’s important to not rush into any decision about your unwanted pregnancy, and you shouldn’t feel pressured by anyone. You should decide when you are ready. In Georgia, you can have an abortion up to 20 weeks.