Counselling Sessions on unplanned pregnancy and post termination issues are subsidised by the Department of Health WA, meaning they are FREE OF CHARGE.
Counselling for individuals or couples who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is given priority. It is standard policy that if an appointment is not available when you call, a staff member will be in contact within 24 hours to arrange an appointment for you within one week.
Your counsellor will explore all of the options available when an unplanned pregnancy occurs. They will help you to make a decision which best suits your individual situation. The three choices available when faced with an unplanned pregnancy are:
Continue the pregnancy and raise your child
Continue the pregnancy and place your child for adoption
End the pregnancy (have a termination/abortion)
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. View clinic opening hours.
Please note SHQ does not perform abortions.
More information on the options available to you can be found here: