Emergency Contraception and Abortion

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) can help you find support and emergency contraception.

Emergency contraception

The Huron Perth Public Health sexual health clinics provide emergency contraception if you have had unprotected sex in the last five days.

Emergency Contraception Pills (ECP), also known as “the morning after pill,” help to prevent pregnancy by using hormones to prevent or delay the release of an egg. Emergency contraception can be used up to five days after unprotected sexual intercourse, but is most effective if used immediately after unprotected sexual intercourse. No emergency contraceptive protects against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Abortion

You can access safe, legal abortion services during the first and second trimester of a pregnancy in Ontario. Your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) will cover the cost of an abortion at most clinics. You will need your Ontario Health Card number to use your OHIP coverage.

Find an abortion clinic

The following abortion clinics are available in the surrounding area.

For first trimester (up to 14 weeks)

Options Clinic Kitchener Waterloo

SHORE Centre

Grand River Hospital - Freeport Health Centre, Kitchener
Outpatient Booking Number 519-749-4254
This is a one-day procedure.

For First and Second trimester (up to 22 weeks)

Pregnancy Options Program/Abortion Clinic, Women's Health, London Health Sciences Centre
This is a two-day procedure.

SHORE Centre

Book a follow-up appointment

After an abortion, you may need to book a 3-week follow up appointment. Contact us  to book an appointment at the Huron Perth Public Health Sexual Health Clinic. You can also make an appointment with your healthcare provider.