Where to go

AMAC (Auckland Medical Aid Centre)

Auckland Medical Aid Centre (AMAC) AMAC is an independent not-for-profit clinic that provides first trimester (<13 weeks) terminations and related services. AMAC receives no government funding therefore service fees apply to all patients. As a small day clinic AMAC does not have childcare facilities and advises appropriate childcare and after school pickup be arranged whilst attending appointments.

Auckland patients entitled to funded treatment will generally be referred to Epsom Day Hospital by the GP or Family Planning doctor.

The First Step

You can access AMAC directly by contacting the clinic for an appointment.

If you are entitled to funded abortion care, you can see any doctor Family Planning or an AMAC doctor to arrange the pre-abortion tests and requirements - they will usually refer you to Epsom Day unit unless you want to pay for abortion care at AMAC.

Counselling

All women requesting tabortion at AMAC are offered counselling as part of the process at no extra cost. Pre-decision counselling and post abortion counselling appointments are also available and can be booked for singles or couples. Fees apply.

Medical Abortion at AMAC

Medical abortion is available to all women up to 9 weeks of pregnancy. The process normally takes 2 visits. You will be allowed to go home to miscarry the pregnancy unless you prefer to stay at AMAC.

Surgical Abortion at AMAC

The procedure is done by vacuum aspiration under local anaesthetic (sedated not asleep) up to 13 weeks of pregnancy. A surgical abortion takes one visit at AMAC.

Fees

For up to date fees please visit AMAC website: www.amac.org.nz.

Follow-up

Routine check-ups are not generally required, however if you have any problems or concerns AMAC encourage you to return to them for assistance at no extra charge for up to 2 weeks after your procedure. Post-abortion counselling is available on request either at AMAC or by external referral