Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) Abortion Clinic for Des Moines, IA residents has been a leading provider of compassionate and quality abortion care for almost thirty years. Many patients travel from Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri to access safe abortion care at FPA clinics, without any waiting period. FPA offers comprehensive women’s healthcare including STI screening, contraception consultation visits with or without an exam, IUD insertion, first trimester surgical and medication abortion up to 10.0 weeks, and second trimester abortion procedures up to 23.5 weeks.
As restrictive abortion laws have been passed throughout the United States in the last few years, FPA has evolved in order to offer help to patients travelling from out of state to access abortion care. Many states have parental consent laws, 18-72 hour required waiting periods, and in some cases additional laws which block women’s access to abortion care. Unfortunately, in most cases these laws prevent women from scheduling and having an abortion procedure in the first trimester. In Illinois there are no waiting periods to delay your care—we can see you any day Monday through Saturday.
If you live in Des Moines, IA and have recently learned that there is a problem with your pregnancy, we are here to offer support and compassion during this time of loss. We can work closely with your genetics counselor and physicians to coordinate and provide the most appropriate care for you. We can provide a remembrance, in most cases footprints, at your request. Please contact our patient care coordinator, Kathryn Rabbitt Phipps via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, concerns or requests.
We understand that safety is a primary concern for our patients, and we want you to feel comfortable obtaining services with FPA, in our private clinic setting. Our caring and approachable staff will answer all of your questions, help you review your options, and address any concerns that you may have. All of our experienced physicians are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and are on staff at a highly regarded local hospital. Our physicians, advanced care clinicians, administrative staff, nursing personnel, and entire support staff work together closely to offer safe, confidential and caring services to all of our patients, as well as their guests.
We strive to keep our fees affordable, offer generous discounts to patients facing financial hardship, and work closely with The National Abortion Federation to help our patients obtain financial assistance. Even with this help, some women still require additional financial help. We work with all national and local funds, and make every effort to ensure that every woman in need is able to access our services, regardless of their ability to pay.
Appointments are offered online 24 hours a day, seven days a week— click here to schedule an appointment now.
If you are travelling to Chicago from the Des Moines, IA area and you need to make overnight accommodations, we have obtained a discounted rate at a hotel just a block away from our office. Click here for more information and to check rates.
If you are interested in learning more about how the medication abortion works click here.
In-office abortion procedures up to 23.5 weeks are offered in our private setting Tuesday through Saturday, and sedation is offered if you would like to be asleep for the procedure—click here to learn more about this safe, out-patient procedure.
Click here to read some of the most common questions that we are asked by patients, and responses from our medical and management staff members.
FPA will gladly bill your insurance company for the services that you receive with us—click here for additional information about insurance billing or to see if we are contracted with your insurance company.
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FPA is proud to provide referrals and resources for our patients, if you are interested in options counseling, would like to set up a text reminder for your birth control pills or need information about abortion funds—click here for more information.
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