There is no abortion service at Rotorua Hospital. Women are referred for their abortion care to one of the Waikato region providers.
The First Step
To be referred, you can see a GP, or go to one of the following clinics. You can contact Rotovegas Youth Health (free for 15 to 24 year olds) by phoning (07) 343 1013. To see the nurse at Convenient Care Clinic, call (07) 921 8097. For an appointment at the Contraceptive and Sexual Health Clinic, call (07) 349 3563 then extension 2127.
The doctor will talk to you and organise some essential blood and swab tests, offer you a counselling appointment and, if you wish, book you in to a clinic at one of the Waikato providers.
Counselling is optional and is available though the counsellors at Rotorua hospital. You will be referred here if you require by your referring doctor.
Medical termination is not available to women residing in the Lakes region.
Surgical Termination at Waikato providers
The procedure is done by vacuum aspiration under local anaesthetic (awake).
Surgical Termination more than 13 weeks pregnant
Surgical termination when your pregnancy is more that 13 weeks can be accessed via a private Auckland gynaecologist. You will need to be referred by your referring doctor.
Follow-up is provided by the referring doctor or the operating doctor if preferred by the patient. Follow-up counselling is available in the Counselling Department if needed.