Listen to the Call:
PO BOX 88
GRANDBY, CO 80446-88
970 / 887-2454
TAPE – 331
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CALLER: (Unclear) Planned Parenthood. This is Julie.
CALLER: Hi. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t. But I can refer you to someplace that does.
CLINIC: It’s down in Denver. That number is 303-321-2458.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Well, could I ask you a quick question?
CALLER: It’s just that I’m scared and I don’t know. I’ll be 14 in March, and my friend said that you guys have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just do whatever? Is he old enough to take care of that?
CLINIC: I don’t believe that you do have to tell them.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: I would just give the clinic a call and give them the information that you told me, and they can kind of guide you through some stuff.
CLINIC: Do you have a way to get down there?
CALLER: Well, he was going to take me.
CLINIC: Okay. Because there’s not a clinic up around here. That’s probably the closest one that would do that procedure for you.
CALLER: Okay. It’s just that I’m scared because my last period was the second week in December, and I haven’t had one since.
CLINIC: Have you done a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: You might want to go ahead and do that.
CALLER: Do you guys do that there?
CLINIC: We do that here. You can also buy them at the grocery store. And since it’s been that long — you can do either one, whichever is convenient for you. You can do it here or you can buy one at the grocery store. And they’re pretty accurate, especially as late as you are.
CALLER: Well, I just don’t want to mess it up. I would rather come in there and do it.
CLINIC: Sure, you can do that. You can absolutely do that.
CALLER: Okay. Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was there though?
CLINIC: Not at all.
CALLER: Can my boyfriend bring me?
CLINIC: Yeah. Oh, sure. You bet.
CALLER: Could he be there with me and everything?
CLINIC: Uh-huh. He can come in with you.
CALLER: He’s just worried about having to sign stuff. Would he need to sign anything?
CLINIC: No. No, just you.
CALLER: If the pregnancy test was negative, could I get birth control there?
CLINIC: Yeah, except that at that point I’d have to have you talk to a nurse practitioner. And then I’d have to make an appointment for you. To do pregnancy tests you can just walk in and it will take a few minutes, and I can give you the results. But if you want to use birth control, and if you want an appointment for birth control, you’ll have to see our nurse practitioner. And she doesn’t have to do a full exam on you. She just asks you some questions, and take your blood pressure, and make sure she’s giving you the right method that’s right for you. And that can take anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: So if you want, why don’t you just come in, and we can do a test for you. And then we can just take it from there.
CALLER: Well, I have to —
CLINIC: You want to talk to your boyfriend?
CALLER: So if I was on birth control though, would you guys have to tell anybody or anything?
CLINIC: No. No. This is all confidential.
CALLER: Would it be all right if my boyfriend — if I was on birth control pills, could he pick them up for me? Because I don’t know how to drive.
CLINIC: Oh, sure. Yeah, he can get them for you. No problem. He’d have to either — well, he doesn’t have to call. It’s always helpful if he calls and says I’m going to come and pick up a couple of whatever. But, yeah.
CLINIC: We’re open today until 6:00. But if you’re going to come in, I would suggest coming in — don’t come in five minutes to 6 because it does take a little time. If you could come in around before 5 or 5:30.
CALLER: Well, could I come tomorrow?
CLINIC: We’re open tomorrow from 9 until 3, and you can come in and do that as well.
CALLER: Okay. That would be better.
CLINIC: Okay. And we’re also open Friday 9 to 3, so whichever day works for you. So that’s it. And then after we find out the results, then we can just take it from there.
CLINIC: You bet. Thanks for calling.
CLINIC: Bye bye.