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#500 – Planned Parenthood in Gilroy, CA

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7933 WREN AVE. # D
GILROY, CA 95020-4903

TAPE – 500

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Thank you for calling Gilroy Planned Parenthood. Please note Saturday February 23rd our clinic will be open from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. We are located at 7933 Wren Avenue, Suite D. (Spanish interpretation) For office hours, press 2. For clinic services press — (dial sound)

Clinic hours are Mondays 8 to 5, Tuesdays 10 to 6, Wednesdays 9 to 7, Thursdays 9 to 5, and Fridays 9 to 5. Every Wednesday is Teen Clinic for patients 19 and under. Teens may walk in for services between 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Same day appointments are available for Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. You must call in —

(dial sound)

One moment, please, while I transfer your call. (music) Thank you for calling. We know your time is valuable, and we appreciate your patience. Please, continue to hold and your call will be answered just as soon as possible. (music) Thank you for holding. Your call will be answered in just a moment. (music) We know your time is important and appreciate your patience while on hold. (music) (ringing)

Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we do not.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know anybody that does?

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood in San Jose. We have three clinics there that perform them.


CLINIC: Nobody here in Gilroy.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have the number for one of them?

CLINIC: Sure. The Blossom Hill Clinic, which is the closest one, is 281-9777.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like I’m just worried because like, well I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that they would have to tell my parents that I was getting an abortion. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care if it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody anything?

CLINIC: I don’t think — it’s completely confidential. I don’t think, I don’t think your parents would have to be notified at all.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: That I’m aware of.

CALLER: Well, I’m just worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, so —

CLINIC: Yeah. You need to get in as soon as possible.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Sure. We can do that today for you. You need to be here by 5:00 the latest.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend would be the only way I could get there. Is it all right if he’s there with me?

CLINIC: Yeah. That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you have to — we were just talking about all this, and we didn’t want anyone to know anything about us. But would you have to ask a lot of questions if he was there?

CLINIC: No. We don’t ask him anything. We just speak to you.

CALLER: Oh, all right.


CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: You have to make an appointment for that.

CALLER: Oh, well, — but it’s just I don’t want to have to go through all this again. So.

CLINIC: Yeah. We wouldn’t be able to do that for you today because that’s a completely different service. We do pregnancy tests every day. Anything else does have to be by appointment. Okay?

CALLER: Oh, well, so after the pregnancy test could I like — if it was — how soon could I get birth control?

CLINIC: How old are you?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay, can you come in tomorrow? We have Teen Clinic here very Wednesday, 2:00 to 6:00 for birth control.

CALLER: Oh. Well, if I was on birth control would you have to tell anybody about that though?


CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you about it? What was your name?

CLINIC: You need to come in. I’m just a front office person.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I just need a —

CLINIC: When you come in today or tomorrow you can talk to the person that does your test. She can help you.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.


CLINIC: Bye bye.

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