About FPS

Patients choose us because we care.

Family Planning Specialists Medical Group recently celebrated 30 years of providing safe, compassionate, and confidential abortion care to women in the Bay Area (Oakland, San Francisco, Hayward, Berkeley, San Jose, and Napa). We are proud to be the most experienced surgical team providing first and second trimester abortions.

Family Planning Specialists provides both first and second trimester abortions up to 21 weeks and 6 days gestation. In the first trimester, patients have three anesthesia options: local anesthesia, moderate sedation, or general anesthesia. All second trimester patients receive general anesthesia. Family Planning Specialists also offers the Abortion Pill up to 10 weeks gestation as an alternative to surgery.

We schedule surgery three days each week. We can usually schedule your appointment within one week. Please call us to discuss scheduling possibilities.

Family Planning Specialists’ staff of caring, dedicated nurses, doctors, and patient coordinators works hard to help patients feel comfortable. We pride ourselves on being attentive to our patients’ needs and providing individualized care.

We have the expertise and experience that makes women feel confident in choosing Family Planning Specialists:

Family Planning Specialists was established in 1984 by our two co-medical directors and our executive director. We are unique in that our original leaders continue to oversee all aspects of care and have been a consistent presence in the clinic since we opened.
Our facility is spacious, modern, and easily accessible from major freeways. Patients appreciate the comfort and cleanliness of our office.
Our medical team is led by two board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists, each with over 30 years of experience in the field of women’s health. Both medical directors are members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They are considered national experts on abortion, and they completed their educations at the most prestigious schools in the nation.
Anesthesia is provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist or a certified registered nurse anesthetist.
In over 30 years of providing abortions, Family Planning Specialists has consistently maintained a complication rate of less than one percent—well below the national average for providers. The quality of care provided by our exceptionally skilled staff has made Family Planning Specialists known nationwide as an outstanding facility.
In April 1996, Family Planning Specialists became the first abortion provider in California to be accredited with the CMA / AAAHC. Since then, we have consistently received three-year accreditations from the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ).
Family Planning Specialists is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and conforms to the standards for abortion care determined by physician members of NAF.