Elective Abortion Services | Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Applying for an Elective Abortion

To apply for an elective abortion, an appointment should be arranged with one of the following establishments offering this service:
  • a Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS);
  • a Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS);
  • a hospital center;
  • a family planning clinic; or
  • a private medical clinic (only in Montréal and Laval).


The woman must show her health insurance card when at the establishment.

The telephone directory can be used to contact private clinics.

A woman who cannot have an appointment in an establishment within a two week period, in Montréal or the adjoining regions, can contact the Centre de coordination des interruptions volontaires de grossesse de premier trimestre of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux Jeanne-Mance in Montréal to arrange an appointment earlier in another establishment.

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