A Guide to Reproductive Health Resources for the Chapel Hill Community

The United States Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade on Friday in a 5-4 decision. The landmark case – which had been a national precedent for nearly 50 years – established the constitutional right to abortion.

The ruling will give each state the power to set its own abortion access laws, and nearly half of U.S. states are expected to ban or severely restrict abortion. The decision is consistent with the court’s decision to uphold an abortion ban in Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Abortion is still legal in North Carolina.

Here are some reproductive health resources for UNC students and members of the Chapel Hill community.

South Atlantic Family Planning

Planned Parenthood provides affordable abortion, birth control, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection care, pregnancy testing and counseling, and other sexual and reproductive health services.

There are nine Planned Parenthood clinics in North Carolina, including one in Chapel Hill. You can visit during walk-in hours, book an appointment in person or via telehealth on its website or call (800) 230-7526.

The choice of a woman

A Woman’s Choice provides confidential abortion care at home or in clinic for up to 19.6 weeks. The clinic also offers personal ultrasound appointments, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, birth control options, STI and HIV testing, and other reproductive health services.

A Woman’s Choice has locations in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte. Call (800) 298-8874.

Carolina Abortion Fund

The Carolina Abortion Fund supports individuals with the financial and logistical aspects of an abortion. The fund operates a secure and confidential telephone line: (855) 518-4603.

The phone line is only open on Mondays and the fund will return calls within 48 hours. Appellants will need to have an appointment to receive funding.

The National Network of Abortion Funds can also help individuals find funds for abortion in their area. Abortion funds provide funding, travel, housing, and other forms of financial support to people in need.

Abortion search

Abortion Finder is a directory that connects people in need of an abortion to over 700 verified health centers across the country. Individuals can search by address to find the pills, services, and procedures that work best for them.

Orange County Department of Health

OCHD provides family planning services at its clinics in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. Services are confidential and by appointment. Medical clinics offer free pregnancy tests, as well as advice on methods of contraception and prevention of STIs. Individuals have access to birth control methods or prescriptions, including intrauterine devices (IUDs), Nexaplon, and birth control pills.

Gynecology at UNC Campus Health

The Gynecology Clinic at UNC Campus Health offers birth control services, IUD and Nexplanon placement and removal, pregnancy testing, counseling, and more by appointment.

Schedule an appointment online or call (919) 966-2281.

Student Health Action Coalition

SHAC is the oldest free, student-run clinic in the country. The coalition provides free health care and services to uninsured and underinsured community members in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Durham – including birth control, gynecological care, sexual health counseling and HIV/STI testing.

The coalition also has interpretation services for Spanish and Mandarin-speaking patients.

If your organization provides reproductive care or access to safe abortion in the Chapel Hill area, please email [email protected] for information added to this article.

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