Frequent question: Will my abortion GP medical records?

Can I access my abortion records?

No. You can ask for your doctor not to be informed. Information about your sexual health, including abortion can be recorded separately from your usual medical care records.

Does Planned Parenthood tell your doctor?

We may use health information about you to provide you with healthcare treatment and services. We may disclose health information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, health students, volunteers or other personnel who are involved in taking care of you.

Can you get an abortion with Medi Cal?

Abortion Services

The Medi-Cal program covers abortion performed as a physician service. Abortion is a covered benefit regardless of the gestational age of the fetus. Medical justification and authorization for abortion are not required.

What are signs of an incomplete abortion?

Signs of an Incomplete Abortion

  • Bleeding more than expected.
  • Bleeding that doesn’t get lighter after the first few days.
  • Bleeding that lasts more than three weeks.
  • Very severe pain or cramps.
  • Pain that lasts longer than a few days.
  • Discomfort when anything presses on your belly.

Why do doctors ask if you’ve ever been pregnant?

If you are pregnant, or possibly pregnant, it may matter medically, so your doctor may need to adjust her medical recommendations. For example, tests that involve radiation may not be able to be safely performed, so she’ll decide whether they can be skipped.

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Do doctors have to tell your parents if your pregnant?

No. Your right to privacy is protected by the California Constitution and state law! Your health care provider cannot tell your parents that you took a pregnancy or STD test, that you are pregnant, or that you got an abortion without getting your written permission first.

Will my parents find out if I go to Planned Parenthood?

Will my parents need to know I visited Planned Parenthood? Our health centers provide confidential services, so your parents do not have to know that you came. … We encourage teens to discuss their healthcare concerns with their parents or other trusted adults.

What does Planned Parenthood do for free?

We do offer many of the same services Planned Parenthood does, but ours are completely free. Some of our services include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, options consultations, and more! You have nothing to lose by receiving our free support and care. We help you move forward in your pregnancy journey without the cost.

How many abortions does Medi cal cover?

Medi-Cal is California’s state Medicaid program, and one of 17 state Medicaid programs that covers abortion and subsequent care. Medi-Cal covers 49% of abortions in California and 8% of abortions in the country.

Does Planned Parenthood provide free abortions?

You can get an abortion from a doctor, abortion clinic, or Planned Parenthood health center. You may be able to get your abortion for free or at low cost.