Telehealth for Reproductive Health Care Resources

Telehealth services have emerged as an important tool for expanding access and availability of patient-centered reproductive health care, including contraception, abortion, and early pregnancy loss care. While telehealth will not remove all barriers and enhance equity for all, it is one important option that RHAP is prepared to support health care workers to implement and sustain even after the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are resources compiled from RHAP, partners, and outside entities that can support your work as telehealth reproductive health care providers. Some resources may reflect needs pertinent to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they still offer key considerations for providing telehealth reproductive health care.

If you have a resource that you would like us to include or create, or if you have questions or resources that you are looking for, please reach out to us at info@reproductiveaccess.org. Please feel free to use and adapt RHAP resources according to our copyright.

 

Birth Control: Providing Telehealth Care

Contraception in the Time of COVID-19 Guidance

Upstream: Guidance on Implementing Telehealth for Contraceptive Care

Non-Prescription Birth Control Fact Sheet

Your Birth Control Choices Fact Sheet

Depo-Provera Sub-Q User Guide

Emergency Contraception: Which EC is Right for Me Fact Sheet

Electronic Health Record for Contraception Care Visit: Contraceptive Pearl with template

IUD Self-Removal

 

Abortion: Providing Telehealth Care

Clinical Protocol for Telehealth for Medication Abortion Care

Telehealth for Medication Abortion Care Workflow

  • Upadhyay UD, Raymond EG, Koenig LR, et al. Outcomes and Safety of History-Based Screening for Medication Abortion: A Retrospective Multicenter Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 21, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.0217
  • Chong E, Shochet T, Raymond E, et al. Expansion of a direct-to-patient telemedicine abortion service in the United States and experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contraception. 2021;104(1):43-48. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2021.03.019

Abortion Pill Info to Read Prior to Phone Visit

Mifepristone Distributor Patient Agreement (Danco & GenBioPro)

Consent Form for Remote Abortion with Pills

Medication Abortion Consent Form

Early Abortion Options Fact Sheet

Telephone Follow-up for Medication Abortion and Evidence

RHEDI Checklist for Medication Abortion with Minimal Contact

Guidance for Providers Offering Misoprostol-Alone for Abortion Amidst COVID-19: A resource developed by Gynuity Health Projects and CEDES, in collaboration with ASAP, CLACAI, REDAAS and Women Help Women

Society of Family Planning Sample Protocol and Patient Instructions for Telehealth Medication Abortion

Guttmacher Institute: State Bans on Medication Abortion

National Health Law Program: Asynchronous telehealth in states that cover abortions for Medicaid beneficiaries

 

Early Pregnancy Loss: Providing Telehealth Care

Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage) Treatment Options

Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage) Medication Management Consent 

 

Ectopic Pregnancy: Providing Telehealth Care

Algorithm: Diagnosis and Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy

Protocol for Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment

Ectopic Pregnancy Fact Sheet

 

Billing for Telehealth Visits 

Center for Connected Health Policy – Telehealth Coverage Policies in the Time of COVID-19

NFPRHA Coding and Billing for Telehealth Services

AAFP: A Virtual Visit Algorithm: how to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins

ACOG: Billing for Remote and Telehealth Services

 

Other Resources for Clinicians

RHAP Slide Deck: Telehealth for Reproductive Health Care (contact network@reproductiveaccess.org if you’d like to give this talk for CME credit)

FPNTC’s guide for helping health center staff reduce stress during COVID-19

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s publication on the effects of virtual care delivery on health center clinician engagement and burnout

NFPRHA’s guide on Telehealth for Family Planning Providers

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Telehealth

Trauma-Informed Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Building Trauma-Informed Connections to Patients via Telehealth

 

Telemedicine Resources & Best Practices

CMS General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

AAFP Toolkit for Building and Growing Sustainable Telehealth Program in Your Practice

AMA Quick Guide to Telehealth

Hollander J, Carr BG. Perspective: Virtually Perfect? Telemedicine for COVID-19. New England Journal of Medicine. March 2020.

Weigel G, Frederiksen B, Ranji U, Salganicoff A. Telemedicine in Sexual and Reproductive Health. KFF. November 2019. 

Ibis: Examining Telehealth Use in Sexual and Reproductive Health

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers: offers free technical assistance

Essential Health Access: Expanding Delivery of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care through Telehealth

American Medical Association: Equity in Telehealth Issue Brief

Center for Connected Health Policy: Audio-Only Telehealth Policy

 

Additional Resource Pages from Partners

Essential Health Access: Telehealth Essentials for Sexual and Reproductive Health Care

Bedsider’s “Where to Get It”: search engine to find reproductive health services, including online prescription and delivery for birth control

Upstream guidance on contraceptive access during the COVID-19 pandemic

Beyond the Pill Contraceptive Care During COVID-19, Telehealth Resources & Best Practices

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