For some people, decisions around pregnancy are relatively simple. For others, the decision-making process is more complex. SHQ offers non-judgemental support, including free counselling and bulk billed or no cost clinical consults, covering all unintended pregnancy options. Phone counselling is also available.
If you are considering a termination of pregnancy, there is a limited time in which to make this decision. We make unintended pregnancy clinic and counselling appointments a priority. You may be able to get an appointment on the day you contact us, but if not, an appointment will be made for you within 48 hours.
Your counsellor will help you to explore all of the options available to you, and to explore the factors that are influencing your decision. Counselling is non-judgemental and non-directive. The goal of the counselling is to support you to make a decision which best suits your individual situation. Counselling sessions for unintended pregnancy and post termination issues are free of charge.
Our clinicians are also available for non-judgemental and non-directive consultations about unintended pregnancy. Unintended pregnancy clinic consultations are bulk billed or incur no charge.
If you decide to have an abortion you will need to obtain a referral from a doctor who will discuss the risks of continuing pregnancy and risks of an abortion. This can be done with a doctor at SHQ or with your GP. SHQ now also offers medical abortion services.
Our unintended pregnancy counselling is funded by the Women and Newborn Health Service, North Metropolitan Health Service.