Addison Abortion Information Services Procedure Addison, Illinois

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Addison Abortion Information

Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA Chicago Abortion Clinics) provides quality, affordable and trusted family planning services in a private setting. FPA has been serving the Addison community since 1988.

Family Planning Associates Medical Group, near Addison, provides safe and affordable women’s health care, including surgical abortion, medical abortion (the ‘abortion pill’), and comprehensive gynecological care. Our physicians and clinicians all specialize in providing abortion, gynecological care and a full range of birth control options including IUDs (Mirena, Skyla and Paragard), and other long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). We understand that safety is a primary concern for our patients, and we want you to feel comfortable obtaining services with FPA, in our private clinic setting. Our caring and approachable staff will answer all of your questions, help you review your options, and address any concerns that you may have. All of our experienced physicians are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and are on staff at a prestigious local hospital. Family Planning Associates Medical Group has worked diligently to make our name synonymous with compassionate, quality women’s health care, because we are dedicated to making family planning and gynecological care accessible and affordable for all women.

It’s easy to become somewhat overwhelmed when looking for an Addison abortion clinic. There are several clinics that provide abortion procedures near Addison, Illinois, but it is important to ask: Do they have the most modern women’s heath medical facility or a board-certified physician? These are important questions for any woman seeking Addison abortion information to consider. At Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA Chicago) near Addison, Illinois, abortion services are offered in a comforting, modern and professional environment by a board-certified OB-GYN.

Abortion Pills & Abortion Services in Hammond

You can make a same-day appointment at Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA Chicago). When you arrive, you’ll meet with a member of our admitting staff. Next, you will answer a few brief medical questions and review your options for Illinois abortion services, as we provide both surgical abortion and the abortion pill. Most insurance plans do cover abortion procedures. If your insurance plan covers abortion and/or birth control, you will most often only have to make a small co-pay payment. If you do not have insurance we offer a discounted fee and financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

The type of abortion procedure available will depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy. The abortion pill can be used for pregnancy termination if you are 10.0 weeks or less into the pregnancy. First trimester abortion is performed in our facility with both sedation and local anesthesia up to 13.6 weeks into pregnancy, which means you can be either asleep or awake for the procedure, depending on your comfort level. If you are between 14.0 and 23.3 weeks, a second trimester abortion is performed in one to three days. FPA Chicago is the only clinic that performs abortions up to 23.3 weeks in the greater Chicago area.

After your abortion procedure near Addison, Illinois, you will be provided with a 24-hour, toll-free number that you can call if you have any concerns or questions. We also offer referrals for aftercare counseling, birth control and many other services if desired.

Other Available Services

FPA Chicago also offers many other women’s health services besides abortion near Addison, Illinois including:

  • Birth control including Mirena and Paragard
  • Gynecological services
  • STD screening
  • Well-woman exams
  • Free Pregnancy testing

You can schedule a same day appointment for these services and others as well. FPA Chicago provides a full-range of women’s health services in a comfortable, confidential environment.

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Safety of the Abortion Pill

Mifepristone is as safe as a surgical abortion for most women. The medication abortion is a completely noninvasive procedure and does not require sedation or a local anesthetic. However, as with surgical abortion, risk of hemorrhage does exist. In rare cases, the incomplete passage of tissue requires a surgical evacuation.

Serious infection can occur in about 1 per 1,000 women and death from infection occurs in less than 1 per 100,000 women. Therefore, if you develop a flu-like condition including sluggishness, weakness or muscle aches with or without fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol (Cytotec), it is essential that you call us immediately.

As a means of helping to prevent the already low chance of infection, we will provide you with antibiotics. Please tell us if you have any drug allergies or have had any abnormal reactions to any medications. You can help prevent infection by taking your antibiotics as directed and by avoiding tampon use, sexual activity, douching, or placing anything in the vagina for two full weeks after the abortion pill process.  Please contact us immediately if you have any signs of an allergic reaction or have other abnormal reactions to your medications during the abortion pill procedure.

Results and Side Effects

We offer a full range of women’s health care services Monday through Saturday at multiple locations.

For your convenience and comfort we offer the following services:

  • Online appointment scheduling
  • Same day, next-day, afternoon and weekend appointments offered
  • Chat with our staff online
  • Phone lines are open until 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Medication abortion ‘the abortion pill’ up to ten weeks of pregnancy
  • Surgical abortion up to 23.3 weeks of pregnancy
  • Sedation with our surgical abortion services
  • Post-operative medications at no additional cost
  • Birth control with or without a gynecological (annual physical) exam
  • Immediate evaluation and treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs), bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds
  • Discounted fees for patients who are uninsured
  • Financial counseling available
  • Modern and private clinic locations

Appointments are offered online 24 hours a day, seven days a week— click here to schedule an appointment now.

For more detailed information about our gynecological services and birth control options click here.

If you are interested in learning more about how the medication abortion works click here.

Surgical abortions are offered in our private family planning clinic Tuesday through Saturday, and sedation is offered if you would like to be asleep for the procedure—click here to learn more about this safe, out-patient procedure.

Click here to read some of the most common questions that we are asked by patients, and responses from our medical and management staff members.

FPA will gladly bill your insurance company for the services that you receive with us—click here for additional information about insurance billing or to see if we are contracted with your insurance company.

Save time at your visit by filling out registration paperwork now—click here to print these forms at home.

Are you a current patient at FPA? Please provide us with feedback about your visit here—We appreciate your insights and often make changes based off of patient suggestions.

FPA is proud to provide referrals and resources for our patients, if you are interested in options counseling, would like to set up a text reminder for your birth control pills or need information about abortion funds—click here for more information.

 

Call to Schedule a Same Day Appointment

Call 773-362-5465 or 877-569-4724 for more information on the abortion pill or surgical abortion or to schedule an appointment.

At FPA Chicago we provide same day appointments and Saturday appointments for Hammond area abortions, pills and many other services. We also have online appointments available—see our full website for more information on our organization and the services we provide.

You can even tour our facility online!

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Downtown Chicago or Northwest Chicago

Chicago | Downtown

312-707-8988
659 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago IL  60661
Fax (312) 707-9223

Chicago | Northwest

773-362-5465
4341 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago IL  60641

Which Clinic would you like to visit?
We will contact you by phone, text or email about your insurance coverage for the procedure you have requested. Keep in mind that you may be responsible for some payment if your insurance requires you to pay a deductible, copay or co-insurance amount. If you have an HMO insurance plan, you will need to get a written referral from your doctor. Please contact our insurance staff if you are having a hard time getting a referral for care from your physician.
Please provide your Illinois Medicaid Recipient ID so we can check your coverage, before your visit. If you are currently enrolled in Illinois Medicaid please bring in your picture ID and Medicaid card and we will be able to provide abortion care for you at NO COST. You will not have to pay anything for care related to your abortion including sedation, medications, lab testing, ultrasound, or RhoGAM if you have a negative blood type. You can also email the document(s) to FPA before your visit. The email address is: medicaid@fpachicago.com. For more information click here.
We have reduced fees for patients who are uninsured. You may be eligible for financial assistance. Please let us know if you need help with your payment. If you have already been in contact with an abortion fund, and they have pledged funds on your behalf, please let our staff know.  
If you have applied for Illinois Medicaid coverage or plan to apply, and it seems like you will be eligible for coverage, we can provide abortion services at no cost to you. Just email a photo or screen shot showing that you have applied for Illinois Medicaid coverage to: medicaid@fpachicago.com. You do not have to wait to have your procedure once you have submitted an application. Once you apply – you pay nothing for abortion services. For more information, or to access a link to the website where you can apply for coverage, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Abortion pill?

The ‘abortion pill’ is a non-surgical method used to terminate a pregnancy. This method is available for women under 10.0 weeks of pregnancy.

With the ‘abortion pill’ procedure, a set of two medications are taken over the course of two days to induce a miscarriage at home. On the first day you will come into the facility, fill out paperwork, have lab work, an exam and an ultrasound, go over your paperwork with one of our staff members and then take the first medication while you are in our office. The first medication terminates the pregnancy and then 24-48 hours later, at home, you will take the second medication. The second medication softens the cervix and induces uterine contractions, which the pregnancy to pass. It is normal to feel cramping, have moderate to heavy bleeding, and to pass large blood clots during this process. A follow up visit is required 1-2 weeks later in order to confirm that the ‘abortion pill’ was successful and that you are no longer pregnant.

Will it hurt?

After taking the abortion pill, you may experience moderate to severe cramping while passing the pregnancy. In most cases ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil/Midol), naproxen (Aleve) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) will alleviate the cramping. If medically appropriate, we will also give you a prescription for a stronger pain reliever, such as Tylenol with codeine for additional pain relief.

How will I know that the abortion was successful?

The only way to know if the abortion was successful is to return for your follow-up visit 1-2 weeks later. In our experience, it is possible to have heavy bleeding and cramping and pass clots, yet still be pregnant. In very rare cases, the pregnancy can continue to grow and progress after taking the ‘abortion pill’. This is why it is so important to return within a few weeks of your procedure.

What if the pill doesn’t work?

In a small percentage of cases, the medication abortion does not successfully cause a miscarriage. In these cases, the patient will require additional medications and medical treatment or a surgical abortion. Any additional care is covered by your initial payment provided that you return for evaluation and treatment in a timely manner.

Can I exercise after taking the pill?

You should not exercise after taking the pill until you return for you follow-up visit. The clinician will advise you at that time when you can resume physical activity.

Most often you can go back to your regular activities within a week of your procedure. Strenuous exercise can sometimes increase the amount of bleeding and cramping that you experience. If you notice an increase in your bleeding or cramping after exercising you may want to decrease your activity for a few days. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. If at any point you fully soak a maxi-pad in one hour or less you should call us right away. We have a 24-hour call service in case of emergent concerns or questions.

How long will I bleed after taking the pill?

In some cases patients can have period like bleeding for up to 2 to 3 weeks after taking the abortion pill. Bleeding can range from very light spotting to a flow heavier than a normal period. If you ever fully soak one pad in an hour or less, or if you have any questions about what is normal after your abortion, you can always call our office. We have a 24-hour on-call service in case of emergent questions and concerns.

Can I use tampons after taking the abortion pill?

You should not use tampons for two weeks after taking the abortion pill. Sanitary napkins should be used to decrease the possibility of infection and help you to monitor how much bleeding you are having more closely.

How effective is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill is fairly effective, failing about 2% to 8% of the time. This means that 5 to 8 out of every 100 woman who take the abortion pill will need additional medications, medical treatment and/or a surgical procedure to complete the abortion. This is why it is so important for you to return for your follow up visit after taking the medication.

When can I return to school or work?

You will take the Mifeprex in our office on ‘day one’ after having an exam, ultrasound, lab work and signing consents. You can go to work, school or make other plans that day, it is very rare that you would start to bleed or pass the pregnancy after taking the first medicine alone. You should make arrangements to be at home on ‘day two’ for at least 24 hours after taking the Cytotec (the second medication). The bleeding and cramping is moderate to heavy for most women and you should not be at school or work while you are passing the pregnancy. In most cases you can return to your regular obligations and activities the following day.

If I can’t come back to FPA for my follow-up appointment, can I just see my doctor or take a home pregnancy test?

By consenting to take the abortion pill at FPA, you also commit to returning to our office for your follow-up appointment. If you know that you are unable to return to see us, you should not take the abortion pill with us. In order to confirm that the abortion is complete, it is necessary for us to do an ultrasound. The abortion pill procedure is not 100% effective. If the abortion is not complete, only FPA can provide you with the additional medications or services needed to complete it. Home pregnancy tests can remain positive for over a month in some cases.

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You can complete your registration forms before you arrive. Simply download, print and fill out the forms. Please use a black ink pen only. (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)