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#812 – Planned Parenthood Of Spokane & Whitman Counties in Spokane, WA

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TAPE – 812

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

RECORDING: Hello. You have reached Planned Parenthood. If you know the extension number of the person you are calling, please enter that extension number now. To reach the scheduling desk, press 4. You can press zero or stay on the line for further assistance.

Our regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Dial button pressed 1x).

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Rene. May I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I can barely hear you. Can you talk a little louder?


CALLER: Oh, that’s better. I was actually calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Do you know how much it cost for that?

CLINIC: 450 or 550.

CALLER: What’s the difference?

CLINIC: How far along you are.

CALLER: How do you know?

CLINIC: If it’s more than 11 weeks and 6 days, it’s the higher amount.

CALLER: Well, I’m not really sure. I just haven’t had my period since January 3rd.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: So do you know?

CLINIC: Well, let me have you talk with someone in the back. Just a moment, please.


CLINIC: Vicky (sp). May I help you?

CALLER: What was your name again?

CLINIC: Vicky (sp).

CALLER: Oh, okay. I was calling to ask some questions about getting an abortion. And the other lady I talked to said there was a price difference for how far you are, but I don’t know how far I am. And my last period was January 3rd. So I was wondering.

CLINIC: Okay. Hang on just one second. January 3rd was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Today is March 8th. So today, you’re nine weeks.

CALLER: Okay. So how much would it cost then?

CLINIC: 450. Where do yo live?

CALLER: I live in Spokane.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you can apply for medical coupons. How old are you?

CALLER: Well, I’ll be 14 later on this month. That was another one of my questions. My friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is that old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, we don’t tell anybody.

CALLER: All right. I was just kind of worried about that.

CLINIC: You can apply for emergency medical coupons through the Department of Health and Social Services.

CALLER: Well, would they have to tell my parents though?


CALLER: Oh, all right.

CLINIC: You just tell them you don’t want your parents to know.

CALLER: Do you do the pregnancy test there?

CLINIC: You haven’t had one yet?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period in a long time, and I’m just really scared.

CLINIC: Yeah, I don’t blame you. Why don’t you come in this afternoon. Can you come in?

CALLER: How late are you guys open today?

CLINIC: Until 6.

CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend gets off of work at 5. How long does it take to take the pregnancy?

CLINIC: Well, it doesn’t take long. It just depends how many people are ahead of you. But we’re going to see you for sure. And you have to wait for him to bring you; is that the deal?

CALLER: Yeah. He’d be the only way I could get there because I’m not old enough to drive yet.

CLINIC: Okay. Just come as quickly as you can, okay?

CALLER: Well, if turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?

CLINIC: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: It’s just that we don’t want to worry about all this again.

CLINIC: Well, yeah, that would be a good idea.

CALLER: So how much does it cost to get birth control?

CLINIC: Well, don’t worry about that. Let’s do this first.

CALLER: Okay. But would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No, honey. We don’t tell anybody anything.

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: What’s your name?


CLINIC: Lisa what?

CALLER: Carter.

CLINIC: And what’s your date of birth?

CALLER: March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: When you come in, ask for Penny.

CALLER: Are you Penny?

CLINIC: No, but I’m going to tell her that you’re coming.

CALLER: Oh, that’s right. You’re Vicky. I’m sorry.

CLINIC: I am. She can see you right when you get here, okay?


CLINIC: And you thought your last period was when?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Okay. All right, hon.

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.