As a Public Hospital District providing maternity services, Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) complies with the Reproductive Privacy Act and recognizes the patient’s right to make informed decisions regarding reproductive health issues. KVH does not prohibit elective termination of pregnancy, provided a properly credentialed provider and associated staff are available to perform these services. KVH respects each individual’s right to refuse to participate in termination of pregnancy if it violates his or her personal beliefs, as outlined in the Reproductive Privacy Act.
If KVH medical staff are not credentialed to provide services or elect not to provide termination services requested by a patient, they are referred to the patient’s healthcare provider of choice, locally or in neighboring counties.
KVH Hospital Emergency Department and Urgent Care provide emergency contraception in the form of Plan B, commonly called the morning after pill. KVH does not prescribe mifepristone, commonly referred to as an abortion pill, or RU486. KVH Hospital performs bilateral tubal ligations, a permanent sterilization for females and KVH clinic providers offer vasectomy services for permanent male sterilization as a form of birth control.