Abortion services in the Waikato region



0800 32 82 71


[email protected]


Waikato District Health Board

Physical location

  • Elizabeth Rothwell Building, Waikato Hospital, Pembroke Street, Hamilton
  • Thames Hospital for surgical abortions

Opening hours

Monday/ Rāhina 8am to 4:30pm
Tuesday/ Rātū 8am to 4:30pm
Wednesday/ Rāapa 8am to 4:30pm
Thursday/ Rāpare 8am to 4:30pm
Friday/ Rāmere 8am to 4:30pm
Saturday/ Rāhoroi Closed
Sunday/ Rātapu Closed


Early Medical Abortion (EMA) Up to 9 weeks
Surgical Abortion Up to 13 weeks
Referral to other centres for surgical abortion 13-18 weeks
Medical abortion through inpatient services From 18 weeks

Patient information / what to expect

Women can self-refer to the service or be referred by their GP or Family Planning.

Before you can made an appointment for an abortion you will need a pregnancy dating scan, antenatal blood tests and vaginal swabs. These can be organised by WHC TOP and are usually free (the scan may have a small surcharge). 

If you self-refer you'll get a phone call from a health practitioner to discuss the procedure, contraception and answer any questions. In most cases you can choose whether to have a medical or surgical abortion, providing there is an appointment available. For some patients we may recommend a specific procedure due to medical conditions.

For abortion after 13 weeks, care is discussed on an individual basis.

Counselling is available at any time for anyone accessing our termination service. This can be arranged through our 0800 number.

Contraception is encouraged and discussed as part of the termination process.


Abortion services are free for New Zealand citizens and those on a working permit of two years or more. If you aren'ot eligible for free care your GP or Family Planning can advise you about other options.

Thames Hospital


07 868 6550 or for bookings call 0800 328 271

Physical address

Mackay Street, Thames

About abortion services at Thames Hospital

Thames Hospital provides surgical abortion up to 13 weeks of pregnancy.

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