Medical abortion over the phone (tele-abortion)
A medical abortion via teleconsultation, also known as tele-abortion, provides a safe and private way to terminate an early pregnancy with medication, without having to visit one of our clinics or find a local prescriber.
At-home abortions do not require you to visit one of our clinics, rather, we provide you with all you need to have your blood test and ultrasound performed. You then have a consultation over the telephone with one of our doctors, are sent the abortion medications by courier, which take 1-3 days to arrive, and then proceed in the privacy and comfort of your own home, with access to our free 24-hour nurse aftercare service.
The advantage of our tele-abortion service is that it is a convenient, affordable and discrete way of accessing abortion services, with a specialist provider leading the standard of medical abortion care in Australia.
For more information about our tele-abortion service, or to make an appointment, follow the links below.
Medical abortion over the phone process
- Are over 16 years of age
- Live in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory or Tasmania
- If you live in Western Australia, you will require a referral from your GP
- Live within two hours of 24-hour emergency medical care
- Can understand and speak English (interpreter unavailable)
- Have access to the internet
- Are no more than 8 weeks pregnant (56 days) at the time of your consult by phone with the doctor
You have a blood test and ultrasound, using the referral forms we will provide.
Once the results of the blood test and ultrasound are confirmed, you will have a telephone appointment with one of our nurses who will explain the tele-abortion process, answer any questions you may have and schedule a teleconsultation with our doctor.
During the teleconsultation, the doctor will discuss your decision, ensure you understand the medical abortion process, answer any further questions you may have, gain your consent and ensure that you are aware of the process for follow up.
Following the teleconsultation, your Marie Stopes patient pack is delivered to your preferred address within 1-3 business days. The pack includes your medication, a pathology referral for the follow-up blood test, and a discharge letter just in case emergency care is required.
14 days after the medical abortion has taken place: a nurse will call you to see how you are feeling and discuss the results of the follow-up blood test.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of concern, or the blood test results do not indicate a successful abortion, a doctor will then contact you to discuss your options, which may include further medication or a surgical procedure.
Read more about medical abortion to better understand your options.
Medical abortion by phone prices
Prices are based on the minimum cost for each procedure for patients holding a valid Medicare card. Further discounts apply for Healthcare Card holders in many cases. Visit the prices page to understand the factors that influence cost, or contact us to get an exact price based on your personal circumstances.
Medical abortion by phone
*Excludes cost of medication as this may vary depending on health cover