Where to go

Hawkes Bay Hospital - Terrace Cinic

The Terrace Clinic, provides surgical abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

If your pregnancy is more than 13 weeks you will be referred to Te Mahoe Unit, Wellington Hospital or to Auckland.

The Terrace Clinic provides a service to women from Dannevirke to Wairoa.

The First Step

To be referred, you can see a GP, or contact the Terrace Clinic. You can also contact Directions Youth Health Centre (free for 10-24 years) by phoning (06) 871 5307; or contact Sexual Health Services Hawkes Bay by phoning (06) 834 1815 ext 4240 or 027 703 7391.

The doctor will talk to you and organise some essential blood and swab tests, offer you a counselling appointment and, if you wish, book you in for an appointment at the Terrace Clinic.

Counselling

A dedicated counsellor is available to see all women who wish this. Women are usually referred by their referring doctor, but also can be referred by the doctors in The Terrace Clinic

Medical termination

Medical abortion is available up to 7 weeks of pregnancy. This is free for Hawkes bay residents. There is a cost of $690 for non-residents (other charges will apply for Ultrasound scan and laboratory investigations)

Surgical Termination at the Terrace Clinic

The procedure is done by vacuum aspiration under local anaesthetic (awake) up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. This is free for Hawkes bay residents. There is a cost of $1100 for non-residents (other charges will apply for Ultrasound scan and laboratory investigations)

Surgical termination more than 12 weeks pregnant

If your pregnancy is more than 13 weeks you will be referred to Te Mahoe Unit, Wellington Hospital or to Auckland.

Follow up

Follow-up is usually provided by the referring clinician. Complications requiring admission are dealt with by the gynaecology service at Hawke's Bay Hospital. Follow up counselling is available.