While the shortage of abortion providers in the U.S. has been well documented, in fact there are skilled providers in some parts of the country who are underutilized. Although many states have a dearth of local clinicians willing to work in facilities that provide abortion care, other states have established resident training programs and graduate residents each year who want to maintain their clinical skills but who live in areas where there is a surplus of abortion providers.
Creating a Clinician Corps (C3) recruits and matches skilled abortion providers who are willing to travel to clinics and health centers with an immediate need. C3 is a result of combining the Physician Matching Project, supported by the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), with programs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America to meet the needs of clinics and health centers in need of abortion providers. C3 is a program of the National Abortion Federation and is open to all.
If your clinic or health center needs a clinician who can travel to your state click here
and complete the survey on this secure site. You will be sent the names and contact information of clinicians who meet your criteria. Your clinic or health center contact information will be shared with the clinician as well. It will then be up to you to interview the clinician and decide if the match is useful.
If you are a clinician and are interested and able to travel to provide abortion care, click here
and complete the survey on this secure site. If a clinic or health center registers a need that you appear qualified to fill, it will then be up to you to negotiate the terms of your relationship with the site. C3 will send questions to consider if an appropriate match emerges.
If you would like more information about what clinics or health centers and clinicians should consider while negotiating a match, click here