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Appointments

Before booking an appointment, we require a positive pregnancy test result.
If you are ready to make an appointment, you have two options:

Book Your Appointment Online

We will respond to you by confidential email, using Medinet Mail (there is no charge). Medinet Mail is a secure communication tool and our chosen partner.

We will respond to you through a confidential email service called Medinet Mail. Medinet Mail is a secure communication tool and our chosen partner in our commitment to confidential, high quality medical care in a supportive atmosphere. You can see Medinet’s privacy policy for more information.

  • If you have any questions about the protection of your personal information please contact: Executive Director, Phone (604) 736-0995 ext. *223 or Toll-Free 1-877-736-7171.
  • If you have not heard from us in two business days please call us.
  • To avoid confusion, we ask that you let us know if you have completed the online booking process when you call the clinic.

To access our secure online booking please use the following link:

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Book Your Appointment By Phone

Our administrative staff will answer your questions, take your health history and make your appointment. We must speak directly to the person the appointment is for.

VANCOUVER AREA: 604-736-7878
TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 1-877-736-7171

Our administrative staff will answer your questions, take your health history and make your appointment. We need to speak with you directly.

If English is not your first language, please make arrangements for an interpreter for the intake.

  • Call us anytime between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. The clinic is open some Saturdays.
  • Please be patient as our phone lines are often very busy. Monday is the busiest day of the week for the phone lines.
  • It usually requires 10-15 minutes to book an appointment.
  • Please have your BC Care Card number ready, if you have one.

VANCOUVER AREA: 604-736-7878
TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 1-877-736-7171

Appointment Preparation

Please bring:

  • Your BC CareCard, UHIP card (University Health Insurance Plan) or IFH card (Interim Federal Health Program).
  • A piece of photo identification.
  • One person may accompany you to the clinic, if you so wish. They must also bring their photo ID.
  • Let us know at the time of booking your appointment if your photo identification or your support person’s ID does not accurately reflect your/their name, gender marker, or current gender presentation. We recognize that for some trans and non-binary people, your photo identification might not accurately reflect who you are.
  • Any prescription medication that you are currently taking.
  • An extra pair of underwear and socks.
  • 2 maxi pads (not tampons).
  • A light snack and something to drink for after the procedure.

Please do:

  • Drink plenty of clear fluids, up to your appointment time (for example, water, clear tea, ginger-ale/Sprite/7up, apple juice).
  • Dress comfortably: A short sleeved shirt, full back underwear, socks, flat, comfortable shoes.
  • Take all prescription medication as usual.
  • Anticipate a stay of 2 – 4 hours.

If you are having an aspiration abortion, please refrain from:

  • Eating four hours before your appointment.
  • Driving 24 hours after the procedure.

For all abortion appointments, please refrain from:

  • Wearing any perfume or cologne.
  • Bringing more than one person with you to the clinic.
  • Bringing any children with you to the clinic.
  • Drinking alcohol 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Taking Aspirin 24 hours before your appointment (other pain killers are okay)
  • Doing any street drugs 24 hours before your appointment (unless otherwise advised)
  • Wearing coloured contact lenses or lipstick.

Language Interpretation Services

Language interpretation services are available during your appointment. When you make your appointment, please let our staff know that you require an interpreter to attend with you and what your primary spoken language is.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about your appointment and procedure through these frequently asked questions.

Do I have to make an appointment?
An appointment must be scheduled in advance by telephone or through the online booking page. We are not able to book appointments in person or accept patients without an appointment. Please go to the “appointment” section of this website or call us at 604-736-7878, Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM to book an appointment. The clinic is open some Saturdays as well.
Which days do you book appointments for abortions and IUDs?
  • The clinic provides abortion care services Tuesdays to Fridays, as well as one Saturday per month. The first appointment is 8:30 AM and the last appointment begins at 2:45 PM.
  • We offer IUD insertions Tuesdays to Fridays, and on every second Monday.
  • If you are coming to the clinic for an abortion, you can have an IUD inserted immediately post-procedure.
How long will I be at the clinic for my appointment?
Medication Abortion
  • If you are less than 10 weeks pregnant and choose to have a medication abortion, you should expect to be at the clinic for approximately 2 hours.
  • Afterwards, we require a follow up to confirm that the pregnancy has ended. You may choose to come back to the clinic for an ultrasound or go to Lifelabs for two blood tests.
Aspiration Abortion
  • If you are less than 14 weeks pregnant, you should expect to be at the clinic for 3 - 4 hours for an aspiration abortion. The abortion procedure is very brief but you will need time to see the counsellor and nurse, and then recover after your abortion.
  • If you are between 14 and 17 weeks pregnant, you will be scheduled for a two-day abortion procedure. You can expect to be at the clinic for 2 - 4 hours on each day.
What do I need to do to prepare for an aspiration or medication abortion?
Please refer to this page for information on how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during and after.
Do I have to pay for my abortion?
If you are a BC resident and have valid Medical Service Plan (MSP) coverage (BC Care Card), your abortion will be completely covered by the plan. If you are from another province, you will have to pay for services at our clinic. However, you can apply for partial reimbursement from your provincial health plan. If you are a visitor to BC or wish to pay privately for other reasons, the following fees will apply:
  • If you are under 10 weeks pregnant and choose a medication abortion, the fee for your appointment is $375, and the medication will cost $332.75.
  • If you are under 12 weeks pregnant, an aspiration abortion will cost $500.
  • If you are between 12 weeks and 14 weeks pregnant, an aspiration abortion will cost $550.
  • If you are 14 weeks pregnant and over, an aspiration abortion will cost $650.
If you require information about MSP coverage or have any questions about our fees, please contact us at 604-736-7878.
If you are facing financial barriers that may limit your ability to access our services, please contact our office. 
If you are a status First Nations person in BC and want to register for MSP, please contact the First Nations Health Authority. In addition to coverage for abortion services, First Nations Health Authority clients receive coverage for certain forms of birth control. Please contact the First Nations Health Authority or our office for additional information on what is covered. Our clinic accepts Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, and Union Pay.

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The Elizabeth Bagshaw Clinic provides reproductive health services in an environment that respects individuals and their choices, without judgment.