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Pregnancy Advisory Centre

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre will be closed on 4 November 2014 and will be reopening on the 5 November 2014.

Facing an unplanned pregnancy may be a significant time in your life and may mean making difficult decisions that can be easier when you have support.

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre is a service of SA Health's Central Adelaide Local Health Network and provides pro-choice, non-judgmental, women centred and understanding services for women with an unplanned pregnancy.

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre was established in 1992 for residents of South Australia.

Telephone: (08) 8243 3999
Fax: (08) 8243 3998, SA Country FREECALL 1800 672 966

Address: 21 Belmore Terrace Woodville Park South Australia
Postal address: PO Box 23 Woodville SA 5011

Email address: Pregnancy.Advisory@health.sa.gov.au

Interpreter services are also available. 

Opening hours

Opening hours are 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday

Services offered

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre provides the following services to South Australian residents:

  • abortions for women up to 22 weeks pregnant
  • medication and surgical abortions
  • decision making counselling for women, partners and significant others
  • post-abortion telephone or face-to-face counselling
  • services to women with disabilities
  • confidential interpreting services from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Important information

  • it is necessary to make an appointment prior to attending the Pregnancy Advisory Centre
  • bring your current Medicare card and/or Health Care card
  • some services have co-payments
  • you will require two visits to the Pregnancy Advisory Centre

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Reception area

You will be asked to complete some paperwork before attending your appointment

Consultation room

Our consultation rooms make it easy to relax and talk with health workers

Operating room

Doctors, anaesthetists and nurses make up the expert health care team

A picture of where abortions are carried out at the Pregnancy Advisory Centre

Recovery

Nursing staff are with you every step of the procedure to provide care and support

A picture of the recovery room at the Pregnancy Advisory Centre

Discharge area

A quiet space where a support person can be with you before your discharge home

A picture of the lounge area at the Pregnancy Advisory Centre

A little bit about us

What to expect

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre:

  • provides high quality care for women and their partners in relation to an unplanned pregnancy
  • is a pro-choice and women centred service meaning it is a woman’s right to decide when and how she will control her fertility
  • treats all people with respect
  • welcomes partners and other people important to the woman
  • will affirm women's rights, experiences and feelings.

What we know

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre knows:

  • fertility is not always controllable
  • there is an inherent failure rate of contraceptive methods
  • options and access to contraceptive methods in Australia are limited
  • fertility control is influenced by social, cultural, economic, individual and relationship factors which may be beyond women’s capacity to influence directly
  • societal attitude towards abortion may have a profound influence on women’s experience of abortion

How we advocate for women

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre addresses the management of unplanned and unwanted pregnancy, through the provision of factual, evidence-based information, decision-making strategies professional counselling, contraception and abortion services.

Abortion services have a responsibility to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre believes that women’s health status is largely influenced by women’s position in society, which does not always allow equal access to economic, social and political resources.

Fertility control is crucial to women’s health status and as such abortion is a legitimate part of health service provision.

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre upholds the principles of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Amsterdam Declaration 2002.

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