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Abortion Coverage by Region


The following information covers Canadian residents and individuals with either work or student visas. If you are a non-resident then you will have to check with the local health authority to determine what costs are associated with services in your region.

Provinces and territories that appear as links below have NAF member facilities. Click for a list of those facilities or view the map of Canada, or call the NAF Hotline at 1-800-772-9100 for referral to a member facility.

Province or Territory

Coverage

Abortion Services Offered in Prov/Terr

Comments

Nunavut

Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals - no fees

To 12 weeks

 

Yukon

Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals - no fees

To 12 weeks

Surgical abortions only

Medical Plan covers after 12 weeks (including travel costs) to other facilities located outside the Yukon

Northwest Territories

Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospital - no fees

To 14 weeks

Both medical and surgical abortions available

Medical Plan covers after 14 weeks (including travel costs) to other facilities located outside the territories

British Columbia

Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

Fees for:
1) medications for medical abortions
2) laminaria  at some facilities

To 20 weeks

Both medical and surgical abortions available

For medical abortions, the cost of the medications is not covered

Alberta

Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

To 20 weeks

Both medical and surgical abortions available

Saskatchewan

Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals. There are no clinics in Saskatchewan.

To 14 weeks

Saskatchewan government pays for women to go to the two clinics in Alberta

Manitoba

Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

To 16 weeks

 

Ontario

Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics*

To 24 weeks

*There are two clinics in Ontario which are not NAF members and charge a fee for non-insured services

Both medical and surgical abortions available

Quebec

Abortions in Quebec either in hospitals, CLSCs, or clinics are fully funded.

To 23 weeks

 

New Brunswick

Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals**

To 16 weeks

You will need the permission of two doctors to have an abortion at a hospital.

Nova Scotia

Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals

To 15+ weeks, based on ultrasound results

 

Prince Edward Island

There are no abortion facilities on the Island. The province will pay for abortions done at a hospital if the women can find a doctor to do a referral.

To 15+ weeks, based on ultrasound results

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at the clinic

To 15 weeks

 

** Each facility may have a different upper gestational limit. Individuals are encouraged to check with the facility to verify what services are offered.

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