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

2 Riccarton Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch

www.cdhb.health.nz

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Hours

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

Services

  • Early medical abortion - up to 10 weeks
  • Early surgical abortion - up to 14 weeks
  • Later abortion - 14-22 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 South Canterbury and West Coast districts. 

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 Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury and West Coast districts. There may be prescription fees and costs for ultrasound.

Cost for non-New Zealand resident*

  • Early medical and surgical abortion from NZ$1,936
  • Later abortion procedures (second trimester) from NZ$2,715-$5,550.

Payment is required prior to the procedure. Please ask staff for information or phone (03) 364 0092 to speak to the Christchurch Hospital Patient Eligibility team for further information.

*Approximate prices valid at 26 April 2022. Prices are subject to change without notice. 

  • More information

    Accessibility

    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.

    Contraception

    Contraception available through this clinic.

    • Contraception prescriptions.
    • IUD or IUS devices can be inserted when you have a surgical abortion.
    • A free contraceptive service is available after you have had your 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.

    Counselling

    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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