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Pregnant and unsure what to do?

We offer free pregnancy testing in all of our clinics. For some people having a positive pregnancy test can be a very happy time however we understand that this is not the case for everybody.  If you find out you're pregnant and you're not sure if you want to continue with the pregnancy or if you have already decided you would like to discuss having a termination (abortion) we can help.

All patients in County Durham can access termination services for free. You can call the number below to book your own appointment or we can help you to do this, you do not need to be referred by your GP.

For advice, support and a consultation appointment for termination of pregnancy at Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Darlington or Durham hosptials please telephone 01388 455 333 (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm). We also offer a counselling service - contact us on 01388 455 110 (Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm).

We recommend all patients considering termination have a check up for sexual infections.  We can also discuss what kind of contraception you may like to use in future. 

For more information on the Termination of Pregnancy Service please click here.

 

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital