Listen to the Call:
FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
WEST LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
TAPE – 705
(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. This is Mary. May I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: We do.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know how much it costs for that?
CLINIC: We do them up to three months, and that’s $350.
CALLER: Okay. How do you know how many months you are?
CLINIC: You have an exam when you come in.
CALLER: Okay. I just haven’t had my period since like January 3, and I’m just really worried, so.
CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test done?
CLINIC: Okay. You can do that first.
CLINIC: Okay, we do free testing here. You don’t need an appointment. You can come in any time between 8:00 and 4:30.
CLINIC: Any day.
CLINIC: And if it’s positive then we’ll go ahead and schedule that appointment for you.
CALLER: Okay. I was just really wondering like my main question is, well I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No, he doesn’t sign anything. You would sign your own forms when you come in.
CALLER: Oh. So you wouldn’t have to tell anybody then?
CLINIC: No. We don’t release any information on any of our patients that comes in.
CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?
CALLER: Really? How much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: You would have to have a pap smear, which is — and that’s $80. And then we would give you the first three months supplies of pills with that.
CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m going to be — well me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and my boyfriend and I decided we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he said he was going to pay for everything, so does he have to sign anything though?
CALLER: If he was paying for it all?
CLINIC: No, he doesn’t.
CLINIC: He doesn’t have to sign anything.
CLINIC: All righty.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.