The Lakeside Clinic (formerly Women’s Clinic) provides you with access to safe, discreet and respectful options to terminate an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy.
Kingston General Hospital site
Dietary wing, Level 1
Registration: Dietary, Level 1
You can call the Lakeside clinic at 613-548-2423.
Please note: if the receptionist is unavailable to take your call, you can leave a message and we will connect with you as soon as possible. For privacy reasons, when we return your call we will not leave a message on your phone unless you specifically request for us to do so.
Hours of Operation
Patients can get a referral to this clinic from their family doctor or another health care professional.
If you do not have a family doctor, or if you have not been able to book a timely appointment with a health-care provider, you can contact the clinic directly to make an appointment.
- Medical termination (less than 9 weeks pregnant)
- Surgical termination (between 7 and 12 weeks pregnant)
- Please read this brochure to prepare for your appointment at the Lakeside clinic.
- Before your appointment, you will need to have a dating ultrasound to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy. If you haven’t already had your ultrasound we can help arrange one.
- Please remember to bring:
- your appointment slip which includes the time and date of your appointment.
- your health card
- a complete, current list of your medications provided to you by your pharmacist OR all current medications in their original drugstore container (includes insulin, inhalers, prescribed creams or eye drops, non-prescription medications or supplements such as herbals and vitamins)
What you can expect
- You will be offered the opportunity to meet with a social worker who can provide you with counselling.
- On the day of your appointment you will also be offered the opportunity to learn more about different birth control options.
- Medical termination:
- This procedure requires two appointments one week apart.
- At the first appointment you will be given medication at the clinic, and then go home with a second medication along with instructions for when you take it. You will then return to the clinic one week later for follow up.
- You must meet certain medical requirements to be a candidate for the medical termination.
- Surgical termination
- You will be offered a surgical procedure known as a vacuum dilation & curettage (D&C)
- This procedure is completed in the clinic and you will need to stay in the hospital for most of the day.
- You should feel well enough to return to work or school the day after the procedure. You must arrange to have a ride home after the procedure.
- KHSC is a teaching hospital, there may be student nurses or doctors involved in your care.