If you cannot keep an appointment, we kindly but firmly request you to notify us by telephone at least 24 hours beforehand!
The vacant appointment can then be assigned to somebody else. If you wish, you can arrange a new date for treatment with the receptionist.
Referral and 5-day cooling-off period
If your monthly period is more than sixteen days late, you have a statutory cooling-off period of five days. This means that you must think about your decision to terminate the pregnancy during a minimum of five days after you have discussed the matter with the doctor. Treatment is possible from the sixth day on.
We request you to bring proof indicating that you have indeed considered the matter for five days. A referral letter from your doctor is sufficient. If that is not possible, the first interview about your decision can take place at the clinic.
If you are 16 or older, you may legally decide to have an abortion without the consent of your parents.
If you are 15 or younger, you need your parents’ consent.
If this is not possible, please contact us by telephone on +31 (0)88 8884444.
Day on which treatment is scheduled
Please register at reception when you arrive. After completing a questionnaire, you are interviewed by a nurse and undergo a preliminary examination. Ultrasound scanning is used to determine exactly how many weeks pregnant you are. During the interview with the nurse, you can also discuss your choice of birth control product/method. She can also answer any other questions you may have. Sometimes additional blood tests are required.
The treatment method and observation time vary depending on the duration of your pregnancy. After the procedure, you are prescribed antibiotics.
You visit the clinic again for a check-up after three weeks. You can also have the check-up performed by your own GP or gynaecologist if you wish.
If treatment takes place under a general anaesthetic, you are not allowed to operate a vehicle during the first 24 hours. We require you to arrange transport back home.
Items you need to bring to the clinic
Passport or ID.
Insurance card, your health insurance policy or your European Health Insurance Card. If you do not live in the Netherlands, your health insurance policy must provide cover in Europe.
The doctor’s referral letter.
Your blood type ID card, if you have one.
Ultrasound scans, if they are in your possession.
Cash or debit card (Maestro or Credit Card). if you have to pay for the abortion procedure or insertion of an IUD personally. We do not accept cheques.
Nightgown/T-shirt, slippers (or socks), extra underwear, bathrobe, sanitary towels and toiletries.
Medicines and a list of the medications you use. If you use medicines, bring them with you on the day on which treatment is scheduled. A list of the medications you use can be obtained from your pharmacy.
If you wish, you can have an IUD inserted immediately after the procedure. More information about IUDs can be found in the leaflet on birth control. An extra charge is made for inserting an IUD. Please contact the clinic for details of the current charge.
We advise you to leave any valuables at home. However, a lockable cabinet is provided in the recovery room. (The clinic is not liable for items which are stolen or misplaced.)