Clinic 554

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get an abortion at Clinic 554?

Yes. You can call 1-855-978-5434 ext 3 for an appointment.

Do I need a referral from a doctor to get an abortion at Clinic 554? Do I need a referral for an abortion at the hospital?

No. You don’t need a referral to come to Clinic 554 and you no longer need a referral to access an abortion in New Brunswick hospital.

Do I need a ride home after?

You will not be able to drive after a surgical abortion, but you are allowed to take the bus, taxi or walk home on your own after the procedure.

What can I do if I need a surgical abortion but can’t afford $700-$850 and can’t get to Moncton or Bathurst for one covered under Medicare?

Subsidies are available for those in need. Please call our office to inquire about eligibility.

What can I do if I can’t afford the transportation there and back home?

There is some federal funding for transportation to and from abortions appointments. For more information about how to access support call Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights at 1-888-642-2725.

Do you have parking?

We have a small parking lot behind the clinic. If there is space, you can park there. There is also a pay parking lot across the street from the clinic.

Do you offer services in French?


Is your clinic accessible?

Clinic 554 has a ramp that starts in the parking lot, behind the clinic. The clinic's doors are not automated, and if you think you will need assistance, please tell reception when you are booking your appointment. The clinic’s waiting room, exam room and washroom are large enough to accommodate people using wheelchairs, scooters or walkers, as well as people with strollers or larger personal items.

Will there still be protesters outside the clinic?

Clinic 554 opened in 2015 and has never had protesters in front of our clinic.

How come I have to pay for some medical services but not others?

There is a legislation in NB’s Medical Service Payment Act that prevents coverage of abortions outside of hospitals. We believe that this is unfair, rooted in misogyny and we support the #Axe8420 campaigns to remove this legislation and make abortions covered in clinics.

I want an abortion but I think I am over 16 weeks pregnant?

If you have not had an ultrasound to confirm how far along you are, call our office. If you have had an ultrasound that confirms you are over 16 weeks pregnant, you can call Action Canada for information about where to access an abortion: 1-888-642-2725 or go to Abortion Rights Coalition of Candada’s website’s page on clinics:

This decision is really hard for me? Is there support?

All Options is a national talkline that welcomes calls at any point during or after pregnancy offering Open hearted and judgement-free support 1-888-493-0092.

The Faith Aloud clergy counseling line provides compassionate and nonjudgmental support from trained clergy and religious leaders of diverse faith backgrounds. If you’d like to talk about the spiritual or religious aspects of your abortion or pregnancy experience, call 1-888-717-5010.

Is an IUD safe?

Yes. An IUD is a safe method for birth control. For more information about IUDs and other birth control methods we recommend the following sources:

I heard that Clinic 554 closed. Is it still open?

Clinic 554 is still open. Due to lack of support from the provincial government, Clinic 554 closed their family practice in 2019 and put the building up for sale. The new owners are renting a portion of the building to us so we can continue to provide abortion care.

I am a journalist or other media professional. How can I contact you for more information?

You can email the manager, Valerya Edelman at

How can I support Clinic 554 and/or people who can't afford abortions without public funding?

Donations are an integral part of Clinic 554's continued service. We accept e-transfer funds to and paypal donations (link below) but you can contact us to make other arrangements as needed. Thank you for supporting us! We wouldn't be here without you.