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Nelson Gynaecology Department

Nelson Hospital, Tipahi St, Nelson




Monday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm


  • Early medical abortion - up to 9 weeks
  • Early surgical abortion - up to 14 weeks
  • Later surgical abortion - up to 19 weeks

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

You can self-refer to this service.

Call (03) 546 1560 or email ogsecretariesgeneral@nmdhb.govt.nz.

Email your name, date of birth, NHI number (if known), and safe contact details.

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 living in the Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough district. Prescription fees may apply and you will need to pay for your ultrasound (part payment by Pacific Radiology only) and GP visit if needed.

Cost for non-New Zealand resident

  • Early medical abortion from NZ$830
  • Early surgical abortion from NZ$1,980
  • Later surgical abortion from NZ$1,980

*Approximate prices valid at 17 April 2024. Prices may change without notice. 

  • More information


    The clinic is on Level 3, Nelson Hospital. Come to the Main Hospital Entrance, ground floor. There are lifts to the left and right of the Enquiries Counter, and stairs to the left.

    There is a wheelchair accessible toilet in this clinic.

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

    Mobility parking and public parking is available at the front of the hospital. There is a bus stop outside the front doors of the Main Hospital Entrance. 

    Translation services

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

    Female practitioners

    There are female practitioners at this clinic.


    Contraception available through this clinic.

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


    Abortion decision counselling, and pre and post-abortion counselling can be provided in person or virtually.