Charleston Women's Medical Center
* Member of NAF (National Abortion Federation) *
(Only member of NAF in South Carolina.)

Limited financial assistance is available to patients who qualify. You can apply for this funding confidentially through us when making your appointment. Patients must have a scheduled appointment before approval for funding can be obtained. Please contact center for more details.

Surgical Abortion Appointment Reminders

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• Required state reading verification form. *Important* Do not copy/paste or alter form in any way. Bring Printed form with you for appointment. You cannot be seen without this form.To obtain the*New* Required State Reading for state of South Carolina - Click Here

• All photo IDs must not be expired when presented for verification of age, parentage/guardianship and/or payment.

• Please bring a photo ID that includes date of birth. Any patient under the age of 17 must have a parent or legal guardian's consent. Photo identification, as well as proof of parentage or guardianship must also be provided by patient, parent, and/or guardian. Examples: Birth certificate (South Carolina long form) or court order of guardianship. If the last names are different on these photo IDs and/or the documentation listed above, a copy of a marriage certificate or divorce papers must be submitted to verify the change. A minor may also obtain a court judicial bypass instead of consent of a legal guardian, but she must provide court documentation.

If a patient is uncertain of the paperwork required, they should consult the office representative when making an appointment.

• Eat only a light meal before an abortion appointment (no greasy foods), as the sedation may cause nausea.

• Wear two-piece clothing. This should be something comfortable and include underwear that will support a maxipad (no thongs).

• Patients with RH negative blood type will need to have an injection of Rhogam. Please bring a copy of your blood type if at all possible, or we can fax an order to a lab in your are for Blood typing. Otherwise, you will be required to purchase a self test Blood type kit for a $50.00 fee . A patient may have proof of blood type on a Red Cross blood donor card, active military ID, or they can get a copy of a lab report or signed statement from their doctor.

• Patients who have serious heart or medical conditions must have a statement from their doctor stating their opinion that having an abortion would not pose excessive risk. Our physician will make the final decision.

• Be sure to bring a driver if opting for sedation (either oral or IV). Please bring only one person with you. Both parents are welcome with patients under age 17. Do not bring children.

• Expect to be at the center approximately 5 hours.

• As a reminder, full payment for all services is due on the day of the procedure (if you are receiving NAF funding, please bring payment agreed upon) and is payable by Discover, Mastercard, Visa, or cash. No personal checks. Photo ID required for all types of payment except cash. We do not accept American Express.

• Also remember that for security, you may not bring bags, purses, cell phones, heavy coats or valuables into the office.

• Failure to have, in hand, any required information will result in either a delay in your appointment or the need to reschedule your appointment.

• Private abortion appointments available. Please call for specific dates, times, and fees.