Tele-abortion

A medical abortion via teleconsultation, also known as tele-abortion, provides a safe way to terminate an early pregnancy (< 8 weeks gestation) with medication, without having to visit one of our clinics and/or find a local prescriber.

There are two ways we provide tele-abortion services: at home abortion or in-clinic abortion. At home abortions do not require you to visit one of our clinics, rather, you will have your blood test and ultrasound performed by your GP and then have a consultation via telephone with one of our doctors from home. You will then be sent your medication within 1-3 business days, depending on where in Australia you live.

In-clinic tele-abortions enable you to have your blood tests, ultrasound and doctor teleconsultation at one of our clinics with the support of a nurse and then be directed to a specific pharmacy to pick up your medication.

The advantage of tele-abortion is that it is a convenient, affordable and discrete way of accessing abortion services.

You are eligible for a medical abortion via teleconsultation if you are over 16 years of age and live in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia or Tasmania, and live within one hour of 24-hour emergency medical care.

To proceed with a medical abortion via teleconsultation you must also be referred to us by your local doctor. Our shared model of care requires us to involve a local practitioner to provide on-the-ground support, as required.

You must also be able to understand and speak English (interpreter unavailable), have access to the internet, hold a valid Medicare card, and be no more than 8 weeks pregnant (56 days) at the time of your teleconsultation.

Overall, medical termination is a low risk non-surgical option for early termination with a high success rate, up to 98%.

For more information about our tele-abortion service, or to make an appointment, follow the links below.

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Process

You are eligible for a medical abortion via tele consultation if you:

  • Are over 16 years of age
  • Live in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia or Tasmania
  • Live within one hour of 24-hour emergency medical care
  • Can understand and speak English (interpreter unavailable)
  • Have access to the internet
  • Hold a valid Medicare card
  • Are no more than 8 weeks pregnant (56 days) at the time of your teleconsultation
  • Have a referral from your doctor.

Read more about medical abortion to better understand your options and the benefits and risks.

How medical abortion via teleconsultation works:

Step 1
Your GP refers you to Dr Marie using our online patient referral form.

Step 2
Your GP arranges for you to have a blood test and ultrasound, nominating Dr Marie to receive the results.

Step 3
A Dr Marie nurse will take your medical history and answer any questions you may have about the procedure over the phone.

Step 4
Once the results of the blood test and ultrasound are confirmed, you will be contacted by a member of our National Support Centre team to organise an appointment, confirm your details and make payment.

Step 5
On the day of the teleconsultation, the doctor will ensure you understand the medical abortion process, gain your consent and ensure that you are aware of the process for follow up, including the need for a further blood test 7-10 days following medication to confirm the termination.

Step 6
Following the teleconsultation, your Dr Marie 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 in case emergency care is required.

Step 7
If you have any concerns during, or following, the medical abortion, you can speak to a Dr Marie nurse via our 24-hour aftercare service on 1300 003 707.

Read more about medical abortion to better understand your options and the benefits and risks.

7-10 days following medication, you will need to get a second blood test to confirm the termination was successful.

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 be further medication or a surgical procedure.

Read more about medical abortion to better understand your options and the benefits and risks.

Price

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 at home* **

FROM $290

* Tele-abortion ** Excludes cost of medication