Lakeside Clinic

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

Contact Information

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.

Additional Resources

Welcome to the Lakeside Clinic booklet

Dilation and Curettage guidebook

Map of KGH site