1428 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(800) 498-0424 | (414) 278-0424

Affiliated Medical Services ("AMS") provides high-quality abortion care with compassion and confidentiality.

Our clinic has been certified by the National Abortion Federation since 1979.NAF National Abortion FederationWe meet or exceed the requirements of this agency for quality abortion care.

At AMS, we are here to listen to you and to respect your individual needs. We will provide information about all your options.

Patient Comments

"I just wanted to let you know that the entire staff was so comforting during my procedure and that is just what I needed."

"I appreciated that, despite the unpleasant circumstances, I was treated with kindness and acceptance, from the volunteer escorts to the nurse who helped me out the door. Thanks to all of you for providing an essential service with gentleness and humanity."

"I would like to show my appreciation to your staff and clinic. It's great to know there is still some trust in this world."

"When I called, the lady on the phone was very helpful, making it easier for me. Upon arrival, I was greeted courteously, promptly, and with respect. I found your medical staff extremely caring, confident, and understanding."

"I came alone, frightened, and extremely nervous. However, each and every one of you, from the front desk to the recovery room, helped ease that anxiety. You all showed concern and friendliness, and were quite informative. Dr. Smith was professional yet pleasant, which meant so much to me. I was not alone after all. I had the support of all of you."

"You have given me the gift of choice. You have put me back in control of my own destiny. And because of your compassion, I will never allow anyone else to choose for me again."

"I was very pleased and impressed with your office. I was extremely apprehensive concerning my appointment, but was made to feel amazingly comfortable and relaxed because of everybody there. Your office is well-run and staffed with wonderful people."

"Your kindness and caring at a difficult time in my life is greatly appreciated."

"I knew the minute I walked in it would be very different from my experiences elsewhere. I was warmly greeted by every staff member I came in contact with. The nurse, the aides, and the counselor all made sure that I understood everything going on and that I was comfortable about the decision I had made. I chose to go through this on my own for many reasons. This makes everyone's help and understanding even more important. Please let your staff know how much I value the warm and friendly treatment I received at a time when I most needed it."

"Thank you for helping me get my life back on track."

"I am writing to thank all of you for your support and kindness. You helped me deal with this day without shame. You did not judge me. You held my hand and even wiped tears from my face. You treated me like a woman. You treated me with respect. All the tenderness helped me cope with my pain and sorrow. I hope you have some sense of how grateful are the women you have helped."

"I would like to thank everyone who helped make my experience as comfortable as possible. I had a minor complication at the end of the procedure, and the staff handled the situation calmly and efficiently. I was relieved to see how easily the problem was corrected, and after careful monitoring, I was able to go home. The entire staff was courteous and sensitive to my situation, and the compassion I felt was greatly appreciated. If a friend is ever in need of your services, I would be comfortable recommending you to her."

"I am sorry I don't remember everyone's names, but I do remember everyone's faces very clearly. Everyone seemed to go out of their way to be extra nice to me. You made my very hard situation seem important to all of you. You have made such a positive impact on me. There are still special people out there who really care."

"I would like to thank you for making me feel comfortable at such a difficult time."

"This was the hardest decision of my life. Though I was confident in my decision, it was still very frightening facing the unknown. All of you were so supportive of myself and my boyfriend. We are truly grateful for your kindness."

"You made my visit seem less stressful. You made sure I was comfortable. I appreciate the fact that you made sure all was well before I left. I didn't feel like I was put through a factory lineup. Thanks you to Dr. Smith and your awesome staff."

"Thanks for your gentle words, smiles, and understanding. Your dedication to a woman's right to choose is greatly appreciated."

Wisconsin Abortion Law: Abortion Clinics Milwaukee

Wisconsin State law requires that a woman meet with a counselor and physician before she can have an abortion. In Wisconsin, abortions can not be performed after 24 weeks of pregnancy.

After this counseling appointment, the woman must wait at least 24 hours before she can return for the abortion procedure. Young women under the age of 18 are required to have an adult relative (over the age of 25) with them.

What happens when you come for counseling?

During the counseling visit, we will ask you to:

1. Provide photo identification. For security reasons, we need to copy your ID and the ID of anyone who comes with you.

2. Fill out a Medical Health History form and sign our Privacy Policy statement. If you are taking any prescription medications, please bring a list of current medications.

3. Have an ultrasound examination performed to verify and date your pregnancy. If you wish, you may view your ultrasound and receive a copy.

4. Read the State of Wisconsin handbook, Information about Fetal Development, Abortion and Childbirth. If you are interested in the medical abortion procedure, we will also ask you to read information comparing medical and surgical abortions.

5. Have lab work done. Staff will take your blood pressure and pulse, and will test your blood to see if your blood type is Rh+ or Rh-. We will also perform a Hemoglobin test to check for anemia.

6. Do the state-mandated counseling with a physician and a registered nurse or licensed social worker. You will be asked to sign and complete the Abortion Information Provision Certification Form issued by the State of Wisconsin. The counseling session must be completed a minimum of 24 hours before you can begin your abortion procedure.

7. If you wish, you may schedule your abortion procedure before you leave the clinic. Or, you can call later to set up your appointment.

Teens and Abortion
In the State of Wisconsin, a young woman under 18 must have an adult relative come with her to the clinic to give consent for her abortion.

State law defines adult relative as a mother, father, aunt, uncle, brother, sister or grandparent. The relative must be age 25 or older to give consent for a teen to have an abortion.

The adult relative must stay in the clinic with the young woman, go to the counseling session, and sign papers giving permission for the abortion. An Emancipated minor does not need adult consent. Emancipation occurs if the minor is married, has given birth or by court order.

If an adult relative is not available or willing to help, the young woman can get a judge's order for the abortion, in a process called judicial bypass. This involves going to children's court, accompanied by a public defender. Once the young woman has met with the judge, the judge will make a decision about her right to have an abortion without an adult relative's consent. The process of getting a judicial bypass usually takes a few days, doesn't cost anything and is completely confidential.

 

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