Abortion

The Reviews Are in for Online Abortion Pills

What’s It like to Have an At Home Abortion with carafem?

The reason why we do our work is simple: we’re here to provide the very best medical experience possible. At carafem, we consider client satisfaction to be the heart of our experience. But how do we know our level of care is resonating, especially with our clients receiving abortion care online either by talking to a carafem medical provider with a video consultation or with our immediate evaluation option where no appointment is necessary?

Read This Reddit Review

Recently, we heard from a carafem client who received care with an online video chat with our virtual medical team. Their review appeared on Reddit and we were blown away by the kind words:

I found out I was pregnant very early (about 4 weeks)… I was googling a bunch of things, because I was scared and confused. Carafem showed up on google. It said that they could do a virtual session with a licensed professional, and the pills would be delivered to my house… I had this virtual call on Tuesday. My package came on Thursday… I’m so happy I found them, because I don’t know what I would’ve done. The only reason I’m posting this is to tell other women about them. I didn’t know they were a thing until they stumbled on my google search.

(read the full review)

Convenience with Online Abortion Care

According to our client, when they found out that they were pregnant they called a local abortion provider and although the information they got was helpful – the cost for the abortion was high, and the appointment itself was going to take between 4 to 6 hours. With an 8-year-old child at home, they didn’t know how to make that work. Ain’t nobody got time for that, especially during a global pandemic!

Our client also had no transportation as they had recently gotten into a car accident, so finding a way to get to the local clinic was going to be tough… did we mention that there’s a pandemic going on?

Luckily while searching the web, they came across carafem. When they learned carafem offers at home abortion pills, which include a secure and private virtual video session with a carafem medical professional, and the medication could be mailed to their home, they were convinced. Woo-hoo!

No need to find child care, find transportation, or even leave the house! After a quick phone call, an appointment was made.

What Happens During a Video Visit?

On the day of the appointment, our client received an email to join a secure video conference with a member of our virtual medical team. A client care coordinator first checked in with our client to make sure they were in a safe environment and confirmed they were aware of all of the options before they were joined by a carafem medical provider.

Our doctor reviewed their medical history and together, they came up with a care plan for how and when to best use the medications safely and privately at home. The visit took only about 30 minutes.

BTW, if you’d prefer to access care without scheduling an appointment, you can find out immediately if you are eligible for abortion pills by mail and get medication mailed to you with our immediate evaluation option.

Fast Shipping, and 24/7 Medical Support

This appointment was on a Tuesday. By Thursday, our client received their abortion pill medication package. Not only did it include info and instructions just as the provider had promised, but it also included some extra goodies like herbal tea and a heating pad to help ease any cramping one might experience during a medical abortion.

Our client said that they were sharing this story online in case other people needed more options when it comes to abortion care. They said that they were so happy to have found us, and we couldn’t agree more!

Follow-up Care

In this situation, our client first used our virtual telehealth option and received abortion medication in the mail. During their follow-up phone appointment with one of our virtual care team, it was determined that they were one of a very few who needed additional follow up care.  (BTW, the abortion pill is 98% effective and is safer than over-the-counter pain medications.)

Our care coordinator immediately scheduled an in-person appointment at no additional cost for our client at the closest clinic, which happened to be our DC area health center. After that, our DC team stepped in and did what we do best – provide compassionate and judgment-free medical care with urgency, professionalism, and kindness.

More Reviews for carafem’s At Home Abortion Pills

Ok, we have to admit that we get a little teary-eyed every time we read this next review from Google for our virtual abortion care and DC health center:

Carafem was kind, professional, and compassionate. I keep using that word because they just all seemed to truly care about women’s health and what I was going through. They acted with urgency when it became clear that I needed extra help, and I’m so thankful for that.

(read the full review)

Not only are these reviews telling us that our clients feel that we’re doing a good job, but we also got some numbers to back it up. Between March 2018 and December 2019, we participated in a study conducted by independent researchers at Ibis Reproductive Health to evaluate our client’s perception of care.

These results compared both telehealth and in-person client satisfaction at our clinic in Georgia. You can read all about the results of the study here – but spoiler alert, the results are strong.

According to the report, “survey responses indicate that, regardless of service delivery model, carafem clients had extremely positive experiences receiving abortion services. Given the high levels of satisfaction among telehealth clients, carafem clinics and staff should look for ways to expand and improve telehealth services.”

Stay tuned because, with reviews like these, that is exactly what we intend to keep doing.

Read Even More carafem Reviews

Timely and convenient

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 16, 2024

To have someone communicating with you through the process was really great. And the timely matter everything gets shipped to you was awesome. Sometimes going in and actually having a face to face conversation especially with something sensitive like this can be intimidating. So to be able to still communicate and get what you need without the anxiety of going into an office is relieving and honestly more convenient.

Continuous care and support

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 15, 2024

I appreciated how much care and support was provided throughout the whole process. With all the continuous check-ins, even days after the pills were taken, I felt cared for and not alone. My questions were answered fast, no matter the time of day or night. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the care products alongside the treatment.

Appreciate all of the support

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 15, 2024

The care and support was very appreciated, any question I had was answered the best possible at any time. The package came with helpful instructions and clear to understand.


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