Performed from approximately 5 weeks to approximately 17 weeks.
In-clinic abortion is a commonly performed procedure with a very low rate of complication. Most patients feel better quickly and are back to their normal activities the day after the procedure.
All in-clinic abortions are performed by a licensed, experienced gynecologist. The procedure uses aspiration to empty the uterus and usually takes 5 to 10 minutes.
You will meet privately with a clinician who will explain the procedure, review your after-care instructions, and help you with your birth control choice. During the procedure, a clinician will be with you at all times. A nurse will monitor and discharge you from the recovery room.
Your Visit Will Include:
A full health history
Ultrasound or exam to determine the length of your pregnancy
We offer two levels of anesthesia:
Your cervix will be numb and you will receive pain medication. You are awake during the procedure and will feel strong cramping. You are able to drive yourself home.
ONLY AVAILABLE AT OUR ROCKVILLE AND CATONSVILLE LOCATIONS
The most popular anesthesia choice. IV medication is administered by the anesthesiologist/anesthetist and you are given just enough anesthesia so that you do not experience any pain for the few minutes it takes to perform the abortion. You will not feel anything during the procedure and will awaken in the recovery room with the nurses after the abortion is complete. In order to safely administer the general anesthesia, you may not have anything to eat, drink or smoke from midnight the night before and you need someone to drive you home.
We offer appointments most days of the week for your convenience. We take appointments by phone (301)-251-9124, Rockville OR (410) 788-4400, Catonsville. Or you can request an appointment online.
Monday to Friday : 9am – 5pm
Saturday : 9am – 2pm (Rockville and Catonsville locations)
The information asked online is no different than what you would be asked over the telephone. Your information will be transmitted by secured, encrypted e-mail. Though we make every effort to keep your information secure, it is still possible that the information you provide could be captured by individuals who are engaged in illegal internet observance. By providing and submitting your confidential information, you accept the risk of sending this information by e-mail to Potomac Family Planning Center(“PFPC”) personnel. When submitting by e-mail, you also agree not to hold Potomac Family Planning, it's subsidiaries, including its employees or agents, liable for any damages you may incur as a result of the transfer or use of this information.
You must provide private insurance information 24-48 hours prior to your appointment. You may call our office before your appointment to see what is covered.
You will need to bring a photo ID and your health insurance card to your appointment. Any other payments can be made by cash or credit card.
We are providers of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Carefirst, and Maryland Medicaid.
Federal Insurance plans, DC and VA Medicaid DO NOT pay for abortion services.
We are NOT providers of Allegiance, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Keepers, Highmark, and United Healthcare.
We accept most pre-verified insurances to cover abortion services in all of our facilities. All of our facilities accept Maryland Medicaid. If your insurance is through an employee of the federal government, it will not cover abortion services. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover the procedure, we work with local funding programs to assist with costs.
Insurance Verification Form: Patients may fill out their insurance information for prior verification. Insurance information must be received more than 24 hours before a scheduled appointment to be verified by the appointment time.
Select First Day of Last Menstrual Period:
Probable date of conception:
Fetal Age Today: