Where to go

Rotorua Hospital

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

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

Follow-up is provided by your referring health care provider.