Timaru Hospital & Community Services
There is no local abortion service in Timaru.
All patients will be referred to the Lyndhurst Clinic for their abortion care.
The First Step
To be referred, you can see a GP or Family Planning doctor. They will talk to you and organise some essential blood and swab tests, offer you a counselling appointment and, if you wish, book you in to the Lyndhurst Clinic.
Counselling can be arranged through the Timaru Hospital social workers - telephone (03) 684 3089 and ask for social workers.
You can also contact Lyndhurst directly for an appointment for pre-decision counselling.
Early Medical Termination
Early Medical termination is not available to women from the South Canterbury region.
Surgical Termination at Lyndhurst Clinic
The procedure is done by vacuum aspiration under local anaesthetic with sedation (awake but sedated).
Termination more than 13 weeks pregnant
Follow-up is provided by the referring doctor or the operating doctor if preferred by the patient. Follow-up counselling is available in the Counselling Department if needed.