ABOUT SAN FERNANDO HEALTH CENTER
Her Smart Choice Medical Center was established to provide quality abortion and reproductive health services to women in San Fernando, Pacoima, Sun Valley and California in general. It is crucial that you book an appointment with our doctor to advice you on the options available to you depending on your health and how far you are in your pregnancy. This will help you make a more knowledgeable decision by analyzing the facts and information presented to you.
We here at Her Smart Choice Medical Center know that each case is unique and endeavor to treat all our patients in an honest and caring manner. We’re available to answer any questions and concerns you may have. An unplanned pregnancy can take an emotional toll on you. Our doctors are available to counsel and answer your questions openly, and respectfully. Though having an abortion is a personal decision, this will help you weigh the different options available for you to make the best decision.
What is an abortion?
An abortion is a medical procedure performed to terminate a pregnancy. You can choose to either have a medical abortion otherwise known as the abortion pill, or an in-clinic procedure referred to as surgical abortion. After our doctor conducts the initial examination, they will be able to advise you on the best procedure to undertake.
Medical Abortion (Abortion Pill)
This method of pregnancy termination is available to women who are less than ten weeks into their pregnancy. It is a safe method that is preferred by a majority of women because they can undergo the process in the comfort of their homes. Our medical personnel are trained to ensure you are well prepared and at ease before the process begins, and that you are equipped with all the necessary information.
You will take your first Mifepristone (Mifeprex) also known as RU 486 pill orally at our office. After 24 -48 hrs of taking the First Pill we will give you second set of pills (Misoprostol), and within the next few hours, you’ll experience light to heavy bleeding and cramping. This may last for several hours.
Shouild this method be selected due to pregnancy timing or other factors, the decision whether your surgical abortion will be conducted in the clinic or in hospital will depend on your medical history, stage of pregnancy, physical exam and lab tests.
Follow up Visit
We recommend you return to our clinic for a follow-up visit usually between 2-3 weeks after the process. During you followup visit the staff will perform an ultrasound to make sure the abortion process is completed successfully .
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Why Choose Her Smart Choice?
If you have just found out that you are pregnant, you may be wondering what to do next. You can either choose to keep the child, give it up for adoption after birth, or have an abortion. You have to keep in mind that not all clinics that offer abortion services provide the same quality of care. You should carefully choose where to have an abortion and always remember that you cannot compromise your health and safety and neither can you put a price on quality reproductive healthcare.
Hours & Walk-Ins
|Monday||8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 am. -5:00 p.m.|
About Her Smart Choice Medical Centers
Her Smart Choice Medical Center pride ourselves on providing a private, personal experience for each patient. Our Highly Trained Staff are extremely friendly and patient and your privacy and comfort is one of our top priorities. We have minimal wait times upon entering our facility. One of our patient advocates on staff will be assigned to you to guide you through all details of the procedure and ensure your comfort. Companions, partners or family members are welcome to stay with you throughout the duration of your visit.
INSURANCE & PAYMENTS
We have one set fee, which includes: physician consult, ultrasound, procedure and follow-up appointment. There are absolutely NO hidden costs. Our fee depends on gestational age (weeks of pregnancy). Her Smart Choice Medical Center has contracts with all major insurance companies (HMO and PPO), and Medi-Cal. How much of the cost that will be covered (if any) varies greatly between each insurance company. Cash and all forms of credit card and debit card payments are accepted at our facility.
For many of us, finding the proper birth control method is very important. When trying to choose, take the time to learn about each method, so it can guide you to make the right decision. Our site contains a list of different birth control methods, which will provide you with more information.
Emergency contraception (EC) reduces the chance of pregnancy after unprotected
sexual intercourse. Common situations in which EC could be used includes , forgetting
to take birth control pills in a row, having a condom break , or not using a
birth control method during sex
We support your choice to exercise your reproductive freedom in a private,
confidential, caring, and compassionate medical environment. We offer
both Medical and Surgical Abortions.
An Intrauterine device is basically a highly safe and effective form of long-acting
reversible contraception (LARC). An intrauterine device (IUD), also referred to as
an intrauterine contraceptive (IUC) is a T-shaped, small and flexible device that
is inserted into the uterus through the vagina.