Abortion Services

Abortion under 16 weeks

Where there's Choice, there's Hope.

Abortion procedures done at the Hope Clinic through the 15th week are completed in one day. The procedure consists of dilation of the cervix followed by removal of the pregnancy with suction alone (dilation and curettage – D&C) or in combination with the use of other special instruments (dilation and evacuation – D&E). It is successful 99% of the time and is extremely safe, with a low complication rate.

What To Expect

Pain medicine in the form of pills, an injection in the cervix, and intravenous (IV) sedation (moderate or “twilight” sedation) is included in the fee.

  • Most women will be able to return to regular activities within 1-2 days.
  • When you choose this abortion method, a follow-up appointment is optional.
  • You should expect to be at the clinic for about 6 hours.
  • Please note that patients 10 weeks or under have the option of an in clinic procedure (described here) or the Medication/Pill Abortion

The in-clinic procedure is completed in one visit in the office. Compared to a medication/pill abortion, the procedure is shorter and completed in a predictable period, with a slightly higher successful completion rate. The side effects and risks are similar to a medication/pill abortion.

Research has proven over and over that first trimester abortion is extremely safe. It has no long term risks such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, or birth defects. There is no association between abortion and breast cancer. When facing an unplanned pregnancy, there are no greater mental health issues in women who choose abortion than in those who carry the pregnancy to term.

Common side effects include abdominal cramping or pain and bleeding, and possibly nausea and sweating. Women may also experience spotting for two to six weeks following the procedure. Complications are very rare but can include uterine or cervical perforation, pelvic infection, and excess bleeding. Patients will be educated on warning signs of complications and encouraged to contact us immediately if symptoms develop.


  • Abortion procedure
  • Ultrasound
  • Education
  • Lab work
  • Antibiotic
  • Pain medications for procedure (pills/cervical injection)
  • Intravenous (IV) sedation medication
  • Recovery care
  • 24-hour phone access to an on-call provider

For pricing information, contact the office: Phone: 618-451-5722
Email: info@hopeclinic.com
Text message: (618) 248-8048

Self-pay discounted fees by credit card/cash are based on length of pregnancy

  • Illinois Medicaid ACTIVE: $0 co-pay
  • Illinois Medicaid - Applied but not active: $0 co-pay

Other insurers: co-pay varies and will be based on in-network or out of network benefits, as applicable

If you are an Illinois resident, please click here. If you are from another state and need financial assistance, please click here.

  • $25 sexually transmitted infection testing; includes treatment if needed
  • birth control (fees vary by type): pillsinjection, or condoms
  • $25 optional two-week follow-up appointment
  • $135 optional private care (private waiting and recovery with room for your support person)
  • If you have an Rh negative factor blood type, Rh immunoglobulin (i.e. Rhogam) will be recommended at the time of your appointment. Click HERE for more information.

    Your fee is based on services rendered. For example, the self pay discounted fee for individual services include (but are not limited to): ultrasound $135, lab $50, counseling/education $40, outside (send out) labwork $60

  • If you are more than 13 weeks pregnant and have previously had a C-section, you may need a diagnostic ultrasound to determine the positioning of the placenta and assess for the risk of a condition called "placenta previa". Call us for detailed instructions.

  • A support person/driver is welcome and is required if you want sedation.
  • Photo IDs for yourself and anyone who comes with you
  • Payment (cash, credit, debit, money order, or traveler's check)
  • Please eat before you arrive. Food is not allowed in the building.

Online Scheduling is currently not available

We are making changes and updates to our schedule to better assist patients. Please call the office at (618) 451-5722 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment. Patients are seen by appointment only. Please no walk-ins. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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