Frequently Asked Questions

01. Why should I go to Michigan Avenue Center for Health?
Michigan Avenue Center for Health provides compassionate and confidential care for all your medical needs. We are a surgical center and state accredited facility providing Pregnancy Terminations including First Trimester Surgical Abortions, Early Second Trimester Surgical Abortions and Medical Abortions. Michigan Avenue Center for Health also offers a wide range of services including Well Women Checks, Morning After Pill, Birth Control, Pap Smears.
02. Am I awake during my Surgical Abortion procedure?
Surgical Abortion patients undergo twilight anesthesia. There is always a recovery period after the surgery in order to assure that the patient is fully awake and comfortable
03. What are the differences between a Medical Abortion (the Abortion Pill) and a Surgical Abortion?
If you decide to end a pregnancy, it is important to understand what abortion option is best for you. We offer two methods of pregnancy termination; a Surgical Abortion performed at Michigan Avenue Center for Health or the Abortion Pill, also known as the Medical Abortion. Medical Abortion is FDA approved up to 10 weeks of pregnancy and is only meant for early pregnancy termination. Surgical Abortion services are available from 5 weeks to 17.3 weeks (17 weeks 3 days) gestation. Gestation is anyways determined at Michigan Avenue Center for Health with an ultrasound.
04. How does the Abortion Pill work?
A Medical Abortion uses two medications to complete a pregnancy termination. Mifepristone used together with another medicine called Misoprostol usually successfully ends a pregnancy. Patients must be willing to have a Surgical Abortion if the non-surgical does not terminate the pregnancy. Two visits to Michigan Avenue Center for Health are needed to safely administer and follow-up a Medical Abortion.
05. Can I make a confidential appointment? I don’t want anyone to know?
Conveniently and discreetly request an appointment online through our website on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet. Our staff will contact you to confirm the appointment. Our staff is available 7 days a week to answer questions and book appointments.
06. How can I avoid not having another abortion in the future?
Michigan Avenue Center for Health offers a wide variety of birth control options including oral contraceptives, Depo Provera injections, Vaginal Ring, Intrauterine Device (IUD), diaphragm, cervical cap, and condoms. Our affiliated Illinois Abortion facilities offer Tubal Sterilization, or Tubal Ligation, as a form of permanent female birth control if pregnancy is never wanted at any point in the future.