If you are considering abortion and researching your options in the San Francisco area, this page can answer many of your questions. Additionally, in our medical clinic you can receive an official pregnancy verification and dating of your pregnancy—two essential things. These are essential because your pregnancy options are determined by how far along in the pregnancy you are.
Regardless of whether you are considering abortion, adoption, or parenting, you will need a pregnancy verification and dating of your pregnancy to receive any services from an organization.
What exactly is a pregnancy verification and why do I need it?
When a licensed medical facility, like Support Circle, performs a pregnancy test, it issues you a pregnancy verification if the test is positive or negative, and by which method this was verified. This pregnancy verification is the official document that serves as the proof of pregnancy for insurance companies, community agencies that provide services like the W.I.C. program, employers, and will be needed if you obtain an abortion. An abortion cannot be obtained without having a pregnancy verification.
Don’t wait two weeks to get your pregnancy verification! Typically, at Support Circle you can schedule an appointment within three business days or less.
Why do I need dating of my pregnancy?
Abortion procedures differ depending on how far along the pregnancy is:
- Up to 10 Weeks – The abortion pill is approved for use up to 10 weeks (70 days) from a woman’s last menstrual period.
- Up to 14 Weeks – D&C can be performed up to 14 weeks from a woman’s last menstrual period.
- 13-24 Weeks – D&E can be performed at 13-24 weeks.
- 14 Weeks & Up – Labor-inducing abortion is usually done in a hospital.
- 20 Weeks & Up – D&X is rarely performed and is an alternative procedure performed after 20 weeks.
Take the time to be informed and to receive an official dating of your pregnancy. Come in for a free pregnancy test or a free ultrasound and know for sure whether you are pregnant and how far along you are.
Every woman should be entitled to a safe place as they make a decision about their pregnancy that does not profit from any medical procedures resulting from that decision.
All of our support services to our clients are 100% confidential and free of charge.
What is the Abortion Pill?
The Abortion Pill is available by prescription only. It is actually not just one pill – it is a combination of two pills: Mifepristone (Mifeprex, RU486) and Misoprostol. Mifepristone is taken in a medical office or clinic. This pill causes the lining of your uterus to shed (like during a menstrual cycle). The second pill, Misoprostol, is taken at home approximately two days later. Misoprostol induces uterine contractions to clear the contents of your uterus. It is common to experience pelvic cramping, vaginal bleeding and spotting in addition to other side-effects (nausea, headache, vomiting, etc.) for an average of 9-16 days. A follow-up visit 7-14 days after taking the abortion pill regimen is important to ensure the abortion completed successfully.
How Much Does Abortion Cost in San Francisco?
Abortion services may be available at no cost through Medi-Cal. If you do not qualify for Medi-Cal or have medical insurance that covers abortion, you may be required to pay out-of-pocket. The approximate cost of abortion in the San Francisco, Redwood City, San Francisco Bay Area:
- Abortion Pill: $500 – $600
- Surgical Abortion up to 13 weeks: $500 – $600
- Surgical Abortion 13 weeks to 20 weeks: $800 – $2500
Abortion rates will vary depending on the clinic and provider you select and how far along you are in your pregnancy. A free ultrasound at our San Francisco clinic can help to date your pregnancy.
If you are or suspect that you are pregnant and attend school, live or work in the San Francisco Area, we invite you to visit our free clinic in San Francisco, CA. We offer a wide range of medical services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasound, consultation with a registered nurse, and symptom relief. We also offer community resources and referrals, as well as emotional care and support. Whether you are contemplating abortion, adoption, or parenting, we can help you determine your next step.
Call or walk-in today. Remember, all of the services we provide are 100% confidential, at no cost to you, and will not show up on your insurance. Consider calling us today at 415-627-9175 or visit our San Francisco clinic at 450 Sutter Street, Suite 1740. We look forward to serving you.
To safeguard against conflicts of interest (such as profiting from any medical procedures you pursue related to your pregnancy), Support Circle provides information about abortion procedures to our clients, but does not perform or refer for abortion. We also do not operate as an adoption agency, or perform/refer for labor and delivery.