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How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?

An unplanned pregnancy can be one of the scariest experiences of a woman’s life. Suddenly, you’re facing difficult questions about your options. Perhaps you’re considering the abortion pill but are concerned about how much it will cost. Will your insurance cover it? If not, what will you have to pay out-of-pocket? How much will you need to spend on follow-up care or emergency treatment if things go wrong?


There are a lot of numbers to crunch. Keep reading to learn more about how much the abortion pill costs.


Does Insurance Cover the Abortion Pill?

Most insurance plans, including Medi-Cal, do cover the abortion pill in California[1]. However, Medicare does not, except in cases of incest, rape, or life endangerment to the mother[2]. If you use Medicare or don’t have insurance, you may have to pay for the abortion pill out of pocket.


How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost Without Insurance?

The abortion pill costs between $500 to $800 without insurance. Prices vary based on the dosage you need and the provider you purchase it from.


Other Costs to Keep in Mind

Aside from the up-front price of the abortion pill, you should also look into the cost of follow-up care if you experience any severe side effects. Examples include:


  • Emergency surgery to treat an incomplete abortion[3]

  • Antibiotics to treat an infection[3]

  • Emergency care for anaphylactic shock, due to an allergic reaction to the abortion pill[4]

  • Mental healthcare if you experience emotional struggles after your abortion[5]


What to Do Before Taking the Abortion Pill

We understand—it can be easy to panic and make a snap decision when your pregnancy test comes back positive. But you owe it to yourself to get all the facts, so you can make an informed and empowered decision!


Before taking the abortion pill, we encourage you to receive an ultrasound and explore all of your pregnancy options!


Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?


You may be wondering why you’d want an ultrasound if you’re considering the abortion pill. The reason is that they determine how far along you are in pregnancy (called your gestational age). This is important to know, as the abortion pill can’t be taken past 10 weeks of pregnancy[6].


Ultrasounds also determine if your pregnancy is viable by ruling out cases of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. If your pregnancy isn’t viable, you won’t need an abortion and you can seek out the appropriate medical care.


What are my Pregnancy Options?


Understanding all of your pregnancy options and considering how they could impact your life will help you make the most informed decision for your future! Pregnancy Care Center is here to answer all of your questions regarding abortion, adoption, and parenting—all without judgment.


Cost-Free Pregnancy Care in Fresno, CA

The abortion pill can be costly. Compassionate care is priceless. Whether you need an ultrasound, abortion pill information, or a safe place to process your emotions, Pregnancy Care Center is here to show you the support you deserve—all at no cost to you!


Call or text us at (559) 237-0683 to schedule your free appointment!


Please be aware that Pregnancy Care Center does not provide or refer for abortion services.


Sources

  1. Abortions. DHCS | Medi-Cal Providers. (2022, October). Retrieved from https://www.files.medi-cal.ca.gov/pubsdoco/publications/masters-mtp/Part2/abort.pdf

  2. Does Medicare Cover Abortion? Medicare & Medicare Advantage Info, Help and Enrollment. (2021, March 17). Retrieved from https://www.medicare.org/articles/does-medicare-cover-abortion/

  3. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, July 29). Medical Abortion. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/medical-abortion/about/pac-20394687%C2%A0

  4. Shin, H. J., Lee, S. R., Roh, A.-M., Lim, Y.-M., Jeong, K. A., Moon, H.-S., & Chung, H. W. (2018, September). Anaphylactic shock to vaginal misoprostol: a rare adverse reaction to a frequently used drug. Obstetrics & Gynecology Science. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137020/%C2%A0

  5. Abortion Risks. Louisiana Department of Health. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ldh.la.gov/page/1063

  6. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2021, December 16). Mifeprex (Mifepristone). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/mifeprex-mifepristone-information


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