Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Office of Women's Health
1000 S. Fremont Ave.
Building A-9 East, Unit #105
Alhambra, CA 91803
Phone: (626) 293-2600
Los Angeles County Abortion Safe Haven Project
On January 25, 2022, anticipating that the Supreme Court of the United States would weaken or overturn the federal right to abortion, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion by Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Kuehl to ensure access to quality reproductive health services for everyone in LA County. The County of Los Angeles is working with numerous community based partner organizations and academic experts to plan for expanding and increasing access to abortion care and other reproductive health care, creating the
Los Angeles County Abortion Safe Haven Project.
The Abortion Safe Haven Project will comprise a network of county agencies; nonprofit, academic, and business partners; reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates; and health care providers committed to ensuring safe access to reproductive care for all.
Abortion is legal and safe in the state of California.
Abortion care in California is available to pregnant people of any age, regardless of immigration status or where you live.
For low income people, anyone who lives in California, is pregnant, and doesn’t have health insurance can enroll in emergency or pregnancy-related Medi-Cal to cover the cost of abortion, miscarriage, or other pregnancy-related care. This health coverage continues until 12 months after pregnancy ends. (See additional information below).
This guide describes resources available in Los Angeles County for anyone who needs
abortion care, family planning care, or related services. We will regularly update the list to reflect the changing landscape of abortion access and reproductive health care in the County as the Safe Haven is developed.
WHO PROVIDES ABORTIONS IN LA COUNTY?
Abortion care is available and accessible in LA County. Abortion is covered by health insurance in California, including Medi-Cal. Note that all low income people in California have access to Medi-Cal during pregnancy, regardless of immigration status. Abortion can be performed with medication (pills) or through a surgical procedure, depending on patient preference, individuals’ health status and living situation, and the stage of pregnancy.
In some cases, people’s private obstetricians/gynecologist (ob-gyn) physicians or nurse practitioners/nurse midwives can provide abortion care when it’s needed. In most cases, abortion is accessed through specialized health care providers.
Choix https://mychoix.co/ 858-203-0531 (Open Mon-Fri 8am – 4:30pm)
Choix is a private telemedicine clinic providing sexual and reproductive healthcare in California, Colorado, Illinois, and New Mexico.
Her Care https://hercare.org/ 213-516-8580
Private family planning, cosmetic surgery, and abortion provider for women ages 15-65 in three LA County locations.
LA County Department of Health Services (DHS) https://dhs.lacounty.gov/ DHS provides comprehensive reproductive health services including preconception health, sexually transmitted infections (STI) screening, contraceptive care, and abortion.
ACCESS Reproductive Justice https://accessrj.org/ 800-376-4636 (Open Mon-Thurs, 10am-4pm)
Call line (English and Español) provides free and confidential information, referrals, advocacy, and peer counseling on many reproductive and sexual health issues, with expertise in pregnancy options and abortion services.
Hey Jane https://www.heyjane.co/ Text providers at 405-643-7957
A virtual clinic that provides abortion pills shipped to your home.
INeedAnA https://www.ineedana.com/ "I Need an A" is an online, interactive platform in English and Español that assists users with finding resources and clinics in their area or zip code of choice.
National Abortion Federation https://prochoice.org/patients/find-a-provider/ An online interactive map to find a provider near you (US, Mexico, Canada). For information about abortion and other resources, including financial assistance, call 1-800-772-9100.
Plan C https://www.plancpills.org/ Plan C provides current information in English and Español to help people in the U.S. access at-home abortion pill options online.
HOW DO I PAY FOR AN ABORTION?
In the state of California, abortion is covered by health insurance, including Medi-Cal for low income people. Anyone can apply for Medi-Cal when they are pregnant regardless of immigration status (please see the section Medi-Cal Insurance below for more information).
Accessing abortion often involves costs beyond the cost of medical care. People who have health insurance that covers abortion may not be able to afford their deductible or co-payment. Abortion funds can help meet these expenses or pay for transportation, lodging, and childcare, as well as the cost of the abortion (both for Californians as well as for people coming from out of state).
ACCESS Reproductive Justice https://accessrj.org/ 800-376-4636 (Open Mon-Thurs, 10am-4pm)
Provides free and confidential information, referrals, advocacy, and peer counseling on the full range of reproductive and sexual health issues, with special expertise in pregnancy options and abortion services.
Medi-Cal Insurance Medi-Cal is California's health care insurance for lower income people. You can apply for Medi-Cal benefits regardless of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or immigration status if you are age 50 or older. Restricted Medi-Cal (emergency and pregnancy services only) and Pregnancy-Related Medi-Cal both cover health needs during pregnancy and for birth, miscarriage, or abortion, and medical care for 12-months post-pregnancy, regardless of immigration status. For more information:
National Network of Abortion Funds https://abortionfunds.org/ The National Network of Abortion Funds connects users with organizations that can support financial and logistical needs as women arrange an abortion.
Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Fund (WRRAP) https://wrrap.org/ WRRAP works directly with over 700 doctors, clinics, and hospitals—not patients—to fund abortion, medical and surgical abortion for women all over the U.S., including in California and LA County. Contact them through your clinic or doctor.
WHERE CAN I GET BIRTH CONTROL OR OTHER CONTRACEPTIVE CARE?
Community Clinic Association of LA County (CCALAC) CCALAC represents non-profit community clinics and health centers that operate primary care sites throughout the county. Community clinics provide primary health care, including medical, dental, mental health services and contraception to uninsured, underinsured, and under-resourced populations.
To find a clinic near you: https://ccalac.org/find-a-clinic/
Family PACT Providers Family PACT provides comprehensive family planning services to eligible low income men and women in California.
Find a Family PACT provider near you: https://familypact.org/provider-search/
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health care providers that provide primary care services in underserved areas. FQHCs will provide care, if you have health insurance or are uninsured.
Find a clinic near you: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Women’s Health Services This program provides low income adults and teens with access to health information, counseling, and family planning services to reduce the likelihood of unintended pregnancy and maintain reproductive health.
Find care near you: https://dhs.lacounty.gov/womens-health/our-services/womens-health/
Title X Family Planning Clinic Locator Title X is the federal funding that provides a broad range of family planning methods and related preventive health services. Find comprehensive family planning clinics that offer youth and people with low income a full range of birth control, sexually transmitted infection (STI) services, pregnancy testing and options counseling, and cancer screenings.
To find a clinic near you: https://opa-fpclinicdb.hhs.gov/
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Many people need support in deciding what to do when they become pregnant and don’t want to be, or are not sure they want to carry a pregnancy to term. Though decades of research have proven that abortion does not result in negative physical or mental health outcomes, it is also normal for some people to feel sad or emotional before or after ending a pregnancy. These resources are specifically for those who are seeking an abortion, have had an abortion, or are supporting someone who had an abortion.
Exhale Pro-Voice https://exhaleprovoice.org/ Text 617-749-2948 (Mon-Fri 3pm-9pm; Sat 1pm-9pm; Sun 3pm-7pm)
Exhale Pro-Voice provides nonjudgmental after-abortion support for post-abortion experience and those seeking to support a partner, child, or friend after their abortion
Faith Aloud (Non-Judgmental Faith based Support) https://www.faithaloud.org/ 888-717-5010
Call to be connected to compassionate religious and spiritual support for abortion and pregnancy options. Clergy and religious counselors will listen and offer support without judgement.
Miscarriage + Abortion Hotline https://www.mahotline.org/ 833-246-2632 (8 am - 11 pm)
Find confidential support and self-manage your miscarriage or abortion. Call or text clinicians with years of experience in caring for miscarriage and abortion.
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/pregnancy/pregnancy-options 800-576-5544 (Mon-Fri 7 am - 6 pm; Sat 7:30 am - 4pm)
Your local Planned Parenthood health center has caring professionals to give you accurate, non-judgmental information about all your pregnancy options, answer your questions, and offer support as you make a decision — no matter what you decide.
Reprocare Healthline https://abortionhotline.org/ 833-226-7821
Provides anonymous peer-based emotional support, medical
information, and referrals to people having an abortion at home with pills.
Teen Source https://www.teensource.org/know-your-rights Teen Source is an online hub for teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health information and resources. Features accurate and reliable information on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), birth control, healthy relationships, and teen rights to accessing sensitive services (like sexual health services) in CA.
CAUTION: BEWARE OF MISLEADING ADVERTISING
Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), also known as Pregnancy Resource Centers, are privately run places that look like health care clinics but are often not staffed by medical providers. In California and throughout the nation, they are more common than clinics that perform abortion. They are often located very close to real abortion clinics. Online, it is easy to think they are abortion clinics unless one reads the fine print.
CPCs are usually run by religious organizations and offer pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and supplies for pregnant parents and infants, for free or in exchange for clients taking classes. Some CPCs in California offer more comprehensive health services. However, rather than provide patients with accurate information about pregnancy termination so that people can make their own decisions, their aim is to discourage women from seeking abortion. CPCs across the U.S. often provide clients false medical information.
It can be difficult to tell whether a particular clinic is a medical clinic or a CPC, so if you are considering abortion and want to receive high-quality, medically accurate counseling or medical care, be sure make an appointment with a reputable, licensed health care agency, like the ones listed in this resource.
More Resources to Come! This website is under construction.
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