Listen to the Call:
1357 OAKLAND BLVD.
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596-4303
TAPE – 497
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Walnut Creek. This is Joan. Can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do. Uh-huh.
CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?
CLINIC: Well, it costs $345.
CLINIC: Hold on a minute. (recording: — appointments for pregnancy testing and for all other clinic services)
Okay. Do you have Kaiser or Medical?
CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend said he would pay for everything. It’s just, the thing is I’m really worried about doing all this because like, well, I haven’t had a period since like December 21st, and I’m just really scared. And my friend told me that like — well, I’m going to be 14 in March. And she said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22, and he wanted to take care of everything. Would you have to tell anybody if he did everything?
CLINIC: Uhh — hold on a minute. (recording and music)
Okay. So what was the first — did you have, have you had a positive pregnancy test?
CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period for awhile, and I’m scared.
CLINIC: Okay. What you need to do is to take a pregnancy test, okay?
CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents about that?
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: Okay. You either need to take a home pregnancy test, or you can come in here and take a pregnancy test.
CALLER: I’d rather come in there.
CLINIC: Okay. You can come in today between, come in around from 1 to 4 today, or you can come in tomorrow and have a pregnancy test, and we can give you the results.
CALLER: What time tomorrow?
CLINIC: You can come in about the same time, 1 to 4.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: Well, how much does it cost?
CLINIC: Depends on your income. Do you have any income at all?
CALLER: Well, I don’t have a job.
CLINIC: Okay, and –
CALLER: But my boyfriend does.
CLINIC: Well, but you can qualify for state funding.
CALLER: Okay. Well, would they have to tell my parents?
CLINIC: Okay? Why don’t you come in? We can have you fill out the papers that you would qualify for state funding, and it would be a no-charge to you.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — it’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know about us. So would you guys have to ask questions about him or anything?
CLINIC: It depends. So what you need to do is find out first if you’re pregnant, okay? That’s the big thing. So come in and get your pregnancy test, okay?
CALLER: But he would be the only way I could get there. Would it be all right if he was there?
CALLER: I mean, would you guys have to ask questions about him if he was there though?
CLINIC: We may. It’s okay. Just why don’t you just come in, and we’ll work with — we’ll get this all worked out. Okay?
CALLER: All right. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
A; Yeah, you can, but you couldn’t get it the same day. You’d have to make another appointment, okay?
CALLER: Oh. Well, anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?
CALLER: Okay. It’s just we don’t want to have to go through all this again, so.
CALLER: But I’m just really worried and –
CLINIC: Well, you need to come in and get a pregnancy test first, okay? Then we’ll go from there.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: All right. Bye.
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