NAF Provider Members care for more than half the women who choose abortion each year in the United States and Canada.
Institutions and practices that provide medical and/or surgical abortions must, in order to become members of NAF, join as Provider Members.
The first step in joining as a Provider Member is to request a membership application from NAF. This request can be made by telephone at 202-667-5881, by fax at 202-667-5890, or by sending an email through our membership request form. The NAF membership staff will send you the application form along with a package of information describing NAF's programs, services, and membership benefits.
Important information to note in the process of becoming a Provider Member:
- Because NAF and our members have been the targets of anti-abortion activity, our application asks for references. Specifically, we ask for references from current NAF members or from other people or institutions known to us. If you have difficulty with this requirement, please call the NAF membership office at 202-667-5881.
- NAF sets the standards for abortion care in the U.S. and Canada. Therefore, NAF member facilities are required to participate in periodic quality assurance site visits. Currently, NAF's Clinical Services Department conducts Quality Assurance and Improvement (QAI) visits with prospective members prior to their acceptance into NAF and on a regular basis thereafter.
- We will also ask for specific information about the individual medical personnel working at your facility. The Physician's Questionnaire must be completely filled out for each full- or part-time employee who provides abortion care. Questions regarding date of birth, social security number, and DEA number are required for the National Practitioners Data Bank, which NAF uses as part of its certification process. All information is held in the strictest confidence and will be redacted, at your request, once the application process is complete.
- Each year, NAF publishes Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs). All NAF Provider Members adhere to these evidence-based clinical standards. A copy of the CPGs will be sent with your membership package and a CPG compliance form is attached to the application.
An application fee must accompany your application. The application fee is $250.00. The cost of the QAI visit, $750.00, must also be included. Please call 202-667-5881 if there are questions regarding the QAI process.
Processing your application will take approximately two to four weeks. Once your application has been approved, NAF's Clinical Services Department will contact you to schedule the visit.