When discussing service options with a patient, some of the key considerations include:
- the person’s preference for medical or surgical termination of pregnancy;
- out-of-pocket costs;
- travel and care arrangements for the patient and their family members;
- waiting times for accessing services;
- anonymity and privacy.
1800 My Options maintains a database of sexual and reproductive health services across Victoria, including abortion services. The link provided will take you directly to the 1800 My Options website, where you can filter your search to find suitable services. Please note: this website does not list all providers so it is worth calling 1800 My Options to obtain a full list of services available in your area. Phone: 1800 696 784
Better Health Channel provides information about medical and surgical abortion services in Victoria and guidance about how to access them, including contact details for some key services and organisations.
HealthPathways are a set of web-based portals created by Primary Health Networks (PHN) across Australia for clinicians to use at the point of care to access locally accessible patient pathways. Each PHN has its own portal with localised information. Use the link provided to locate your relevant PHN and request access to the HealthPathways.
1800MyOptions provides an interactive map to search for telehealth options. Use the link provided and click on 'Medical (via Telehealth)' to search for services.
1800 My Options provides non-preferential and non-biased information and referral pathways to women seeking sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception, pregnancy options counselling, abortion and other sexual health services. Service providers can choose to be listed publicly, or have their information stored privately on the 1800 My Options database. This database is a key resource for both patients and health practitioners to find services across Victoria that best suits their needs. Register via the link provided.”
Abortion Online provides professional medical tele-abortion services to women who can't easily access an abortion clinic, in the privacy of their own home. There are no rebates from Medicare for the tele-abortion consultations, but the cost of the medications, blood tests and ultra-sound tests are priced for Medicare card holders.