Where to go

Hawkes Bay Hospital - Terrace Cinic

The Terrace Clinic, provides surgical abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy and medical abortion up to 9 weeks of pregnancy.

If your pregnancy is more than 14 weeks you will be referred to Te Mahoe Unit, Wellington Hospital or to Auckland.

The Terrace Clinic provides a service to women from Dannevirke to Wairoa.

The First Step

Women may wish to talk to their own doctor about their situation and a referral can be made from there. 

Other options for referral are

  • Family Planning Clnics
  • Directions  (free for 10-24 yr )  phone (06)871 5307  
  • Sexual health Services HB ( 06)834 1815 ext 4240 or 027 703 7391
  • Urgent care centres - City Medical (06) 835 4999 or Hastings Health Centre (06)8738999

Self referral is possible by contacting the Clinic directly by phone (06)834 3952 ext 6669 or 027 457 4312 . 

The Clinic only operates once a week and so walk-in self referrals are not offered . Best to phone and talk to the administrator first.

All of these services are available to residents and non-residents . Fees may apply to some non-residents 

Counselling

A dedicated counsellor is available to see all women who wish this. Women are usually referred by their referring doctor, but also can be referred by the doctors in The Terrace Clinic

Medical termination

Medical abortion is available up to 9 wks. gestation. 

Ideally women need to stay within an hour’s travel of the Hastings Hospital and have practical support at home.

Follow up is provided by the Clinic doctor until the second blood test result is available the following week and contraception is arranged, if possible, at the Clinic or sought from the woman’s usual doctor afterwards.

Surgical Termination at the Terrace Clinic

Surgical abortion is available from 7 to 14 wks. gestation and is done as an in-patient day case with two sessions per week on a set day.

LARC - IUDs and Jadelles(implants) are fitted at the same time.

The surgery is done under intravenous sedation with strong pain relief and local anaesthetic and therefore women are not able to safely drive themselves home or be responsible for the care of children afterwards and will require a driver/support person to do both. 

Follow -up is advised with the woman’s usual doctor for contraception or for any minor problems encountered.

Any significant problem post termination is taken care of in ED under the care of the gynaecology team on call. 

Surgical termination more than 14 weeks pregnant

If your pregnancy is more than 14 weeks you will be referred to Te Mahoe Unit, Wellington Hospital or to Auckland.

Follow up

See individual procedures