Athena Health Centre (formerly The Morgentaler Clinic)



215 LeMarchant Road
St. John’s, NL
A1C 2H5

Mailing Address:
Unit 50 Hamlyn Road Plaza, Suite 408
St. John’s, NL
A1E 5X7

Tel: (709) 754-3572                Fax: (709) 754-6626
Toll-Free: 1-800-755-2044


To provide medical care to women in an atmosphere of respect and dignity with a particular emphasis on reproductive freedom, including abortion and contraception

Target Population:

Women of any age (child bearing)

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • While at the Clinic you will meet with a trained counselor who will explain the procedure, provide birth control information, and give emotional support.
  • Care in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment
  • Can also provide testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI) including chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C (not mandatory)
  • Your doctor can refer you to the Clinic, but we prefer that you call us yourself. This will give you the chance to ask questions or voice concerns you might have.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador women with MCP are fully insured and therefore do not have to pay for abortion services at this clinic.
  • Post-operative teaching is done regarding care after the procedure. Printed handouts with relevant information are  given to women. There is an emphasis on birth control and the centre will give samples to women when available.
  • 24-hour emergency contact number available for patients who have any post-operative questions or concerns.
  • Satellite clinics on the west coast of the island.
  • Medical and surgical abortion options to women.
  • Available services for emergency IUD insertions after a contraceptive failure-copper IUDs are far more effective (at 99%+ effective) than Plan B (at 75-89%) for contraceptive failure.