Rotorua Hospital provides local anaesthetic surgical abortions up to 14.6 weeks of pregnancy and medical abortions up to 9 weeks at Te Aka Tauawhi Tangata – Women’s Clinic (Tauawhi).
A second trimester surgical and medical service is available at Rotorua Hospital for women from Lakes DHB only.
The First Step
To be referred, please contact one of the following :
- Te Aka Tauawhi Tangata Phone 0800 726 447
- Your Health Practitioner
- Rotovegas Youth Health (free for 15-24 y olds) Phone 07 3431013
Counselling is optional and is available through the social work team at your DHB. Post abortion counselling appointments are also available.
Medical termination (taking pills) is available up to 9 weeks of pregnancy.
Surgical Termination at Rotorua Hospital
Vacuum aspiration is available up to 14.6 weeks under light sedation and local anaesthetic (awake).
Termination more than 14.6 weeks pregnant
If you are more than 14.6 weeks pregnant, please contact your health practitioner or Tauawhi for advice.
Follow-up is provided by your referring health care provider.