There is no standard cost for an abortion because each provider has their own pricing procedures. It is important to know that cost is not always related to the quality of care you will receive.
- Gestational age: After the first trimester, the fee for the procedure may increase each week.
- Rh negative status: If your blood does not contain Rh factor (about 15% of people are Rh negative) you will need to have an injection of immune globulin. This is to protect your health and that of any future pregnancies you may have.
- Anesthesia: Depending on what type of abortion you are having, you may elect to have a form of anesthesia such as intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia.
- Medications: Some clinics charge separately for medication used during or after the procedure, including sedatives, pain medication, and antibiotics.
- Type of abortion: Sometimes there is a difference in price for a medical and a surgical abortion.
Make sure you understand all the costs before your visit so you can be prepared.
Some clinics accept only cash, while others may provide different options for payment.
- Insurance: Some insurance companies cover elective abortion to some degree. The best way to find out what your insurance policy covers is to call your insurance company. You also need to contact your clinic to determine if they accept insurance.
- Medicaid: Several states accept state assisted health care for abortion procedures. All states have to accept Medicaid for situations of rape, incest, or life endangerment, however not every state complies. Additionally, not all clinics work with Medicaid funding.
- If you need financial counseling, please call the NAF Hotline 1-800-772-9100.
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