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Gynaecology Procedure Unit (GPU), Christchurch Women's Hospital

2 Riccarton Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch




Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm


  • Early medical abortion - up to 10 weeks
  • Early surgical abortion - up to 14 weeks
  • Later surgical abortion - from 14 weeks

What do I need to do to have an abortion here?

People from the Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury district can self-refer to this service — call (03) 378 6386. We also accepts referrals from the Te Whatu Ora West Coast district. 

What will it cost?*

Cost for New Zealand citizen/resident

Free abortion services to any pregnant person eligible for publicly funded healthcare in New Zealand. The service is available for people from the Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury district, and also accepts referrals from the Te Whatu Ora West Coast district. There may be prescription fees and costs for ultrasound.

Cost for non-New Zealand resident

Please call (03) 364 0092 to speak to the Christchurch Hospital Patient Eligibility team for further information.

  • More information


    There is level access to the main entrance of Christchurch Hospital and lift access to the clinic. The lift buttons have braille.   

    The clinic has a wheelchair accessible toilet.

    If you have accessibility needs, please let the clinic know ahead of your appointment.

    Mobility parking is available outside the main entrance to the hospital. Public parking is available in Deans Avenue or on a parking meter on the street. There is a shuttle running between Deans Avenue and the hospital entrance.

    The nearest public transport stop is in Tuam Street.

    Translation services

    Translation services are available. Please let the clinic know that you will need translation support.

    Female practitioner

    A female practitioner is available at the clinic.


    Free contraception is available through this clinic.

    • Contraception prescriptions.
    • IUD or IUS devices can be inserted when you have a surgical abortion or after your medical abortion.
    • A Depo Provera injection can be given at the same time as the first medication if you're having an early medical abortion.
    • An implant can be inserted at the same time as the first medication if you're having an early medical abortion or the same day as your surgical abortion.


    Abortion decision counselling, and pre and post-abortion counselling are available both in-person and virtually.

    Pre abortion counselling is only required if you are more than 14 weeks pregnant.

    You can be referred to a specific post-abortion free counselling service in the community in Christchurch at any time after your abortion.

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