Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) services in Devon
Torbay Pregnancy Advisory Service (ToPAS)
Pregnancy test positive? ToPAS – Helping you make the right decision. Offering free, confidential support and counselling from our experienced doctors and nurses.
Call us, Monday to Saturday, on 01803 656500.
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Everyone deserves the right to choose. We have been helping women and men with their reproductive options for over forty years”
Patients can self-refer to Marie Stopes services without the need for a GP appointment.
The confidential telephone line – One Call 0345 450 3964 – is fully operational, day or night, 7 days a week.
Patients can call this number to talk through their options, book treatment or receive specialist clinical advice from the nursing team and counsellors.
Clinics are open and running as normal, offering medical abortions up to 9 weeks and 6 days and surgical abortions up to the legal limit of 23 weeks and 6 days. We are observing social distancing within our clinics, keeping patients and staff as safe as possible.
In addition, following the recent change in legislation our “tele-medicine” service (at home abortion pills) is fully operational. This refers to the use of telemedicine to deliver early medical abortion with the home use of mifepristone. Eligibility for this abortion option means the woman meets the safety criteria to allow for a medical abortion without a scan and is assessed during our consultation process. These “at home abortion pills” are posted to the patients home address or can be collected from our clinic if that is the patient’s preference. Patients who are not eligible for this service (i.e. those with safeguarding or more complex clinical needs) are still able to receive face-to-face care at a clinic of their choosing. This service is available free of charge.
The aim is to provide initial consultations within 48 hours and have capacity to provide treatment in clinics in Devon and Bristol.
Exeter clinic is in St Leonards Practice, Athelstan Road, Exeter,EX1 1SB – available every Tuesday and Wednesday 08:00 – 16:00
Paignton clinic opens in the Mayfield Medical Centre from 28th May – and will be available weekly on Thursdays and Fridays 08:00 – 16:00
Ability to offer patients a choice of clinic. A full list of clinic locations can be found here: https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/find-us/ or for more information please visit https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/