If you are trying to support your girlfriend through an unplanned pregnancy, you may be exploring your options. We know this is a very stressful time for you and that finances may be tight already. We are here to help and let you know about your options.
If you’re considering abortion, you may be wondering if you can afford it. The world of insurance can be confusing with regards to coverage for abortion. No matter what you may be going through, you are not in this alone. We provide you with the resources and insight you need to make an informed decision.
How Much Does An Abortion Cost?
An abortion could cost anywhere from $350 to $2,000 depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. There is no exact cost for an abortion, but it depends on a few different factors. Abortion costs will vary depending on:
- What state you live in
- What type of abortion procedure you receive
- What type of health insurance you have
A medication abortion/the abortion pill option can typically cost between $350-$650 with insurance. A surgical abortion normally costs between $600-$2,000 with insurance. This all depends on where you live and what type of health insurance you have.
If you are local to our clinic, abortion laws in Pennsylvania allow abortion procedures up to 24 weeks from your last menstrual period. After 24 or more weeks of pregnancy, abortion is only permitted if the woman’s life or health is endangered.
What’s Covered With My Insurance?
Your insurance coverage will depend on your state laws and also how far along you are. Some health insurance plans don’t cover all or any abortions while others do. If you are local to our clinic in Pennsylvania, health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act only cover abortions in cases of life endangerment and cases of rape or incest, unless you purchase an optional rider that has an additional cost.
Talk with your health insurance provider to find out more information about your specific insurance coverage.
What To Do Before An Abortion
A woman will want to confirm her pregnancy before moving forward with any type of abortion procedure. Through a medical-grade pregnancy test and ultrasound, she can find out how far along she is and if she has a viable pregnancy or is miscarrying. This information could affect what type of abortion procedure she receives.
Consider making a free and confidential appointment at our clinic today.