Abortion services in the Northland region

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Service name: Whangarei Family Planning


0800 372 546 or 09 438 1986


Family Planning Whangarei

Physical location

Laurie Hall Carpark, 1a Robert Street, Whangarei 0110.

Opening hours

Monday/ Rāhina 9am to 5pm
Tuesday/ Rātū 9am to 5pm
Wednesday/ Rāapa 9am to 5pm
Thursday/ Rāpare 9am to 5pm
Friday/ Rāmere 9am to 5pm
Saturday/ Rāhoroi 9am to 1pm (first Saturday of each month)
Sunday/ Rātapu Closed


Early Medical Abortion (EMA) Up to 9 weeks
Surgical Abortion Referral to Whangarei hospital for surgical abortion (first trimester only)
Second Trimester Service Referral to Whangarei hospital for second trimester services

Patient information / what to expect

Whangarei Family Planning Clinic provides medical abortion up to 9 weeks of pregnancy. If your pregnancy is further along than 9 weeks, or if you choose a surgical abortion, we will refer you to Whangarei Hospital.

You can ring or drop in to the Whangarei Family Planning clinic to book an appointment. You do not need a referral.

At the first appointment you'll talk with a Family Planning nurse who will organise some essential blood and swab tests. You might also need an ultrasound scan. You will then be booked in for a second appointment to be given the abortion medications. After taking the medications, the miscarriage will happen at home.


Counselling is available to you and can be arranged by Family Planning. 


Follow-up is provided by the clinic nurses, usually by phone. Follow-up blood tests are an essential part of medical abortion.


This service provides free abortion services and related counselling services to any pregnant person eligible for publicly funded health care.

Whangarei Hospital (Northland DHB)


Please contact Family Planning, your GP, midwife or practice nurse to arrange an appointment at Whangarei hospital.

Physical location

Gynaecology Clinic, Main Outpatient Department, Ground Floor, Whangarei Hospital.

Opening hours

Monday/ Rāhina 8am to 5pm
Tuesday/ Rātū 8am to 5pm
Wednesday/ Rāapa 8am to 5pm
Thursday/ Rāpare 8am to 5pm
Friday/ Rāmere 8am to 5pm
Saturday/ Rāhoroi Closed
Sunday/ Rātapu Closed


Surgical Abortion Up to 13 weeks
Second Trimester Service Medical abortion if clinically appropriate
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