Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy is stressful, and figuring out how to access affordable pregnancy health care can often add to your anxiety and worry.
If you’re considering abortion but unsure of whether or not insurance will cover your procedure, you’re in the right place! Choices Resource Center is here to help answer your questions about abortion procedures and your insurance options.
Will insurance pay for abortion?
Because abortion laws vary from state to state, it’s important to be aware of the specific regulations surrounding abortion in your state. Insurance coverage for your abortion procedure will likely depend on your specific plan. If your insurance is offered by the state’s health exchange or through public funding, you will be ineligible for any coverage, except in the case of life endangerment, rape, or incest.
How much does abortion cost out of pocket?
The cost of your abortion procedure will depend on the type of procedure you are eligible for, based on the gestational age of your pregnancy. Women whose pregnancies are 10 weeks or younger will be eligible for a medical abortion, also called the abortion pill, which costs $500 on average. Surgical abortions are offered at various stages of pregnancy and will typically cost between $500 and $3,000, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
What other costs should I be aware of when planning my abortion?
As you decide if abortion is right for you, you’ll want to consider the various costs you may face and budget accordingly.
These costs may include the following:
- Pre-abortion testing, including lab-quality pregnancy tests, an ultrasound scan, and STI testing
- Surgery and medication in the case of abortion complications such as infection, sepsis, and hemorrhaging
- Necessary follow-up appointments
- Travel or accommodations if required for abortion access
Where can I find affordable pregnancy healthcare near me?
Unfortunately, unplanned pregnancies often mean taking on extra costs and haggling with insurance companies.
Here at Choices Resource Center, we believe women experiencing an unexpected pregnancy should be empowered to make the choice that’s best for them and their futures, not their wallets.
If financial worries are having an impact on your pregnancy decision, we’re here to help! We provide free pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, STD testing, information on your abortion options, and resources for parenting and adoption. In East Tennessee, there are countless agencies specifically designed to help single mothers. Through WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), single mothers can receive healthy food and nutrition information. You can also receive rental assistance, health and dental care, job training, education funds, childcare, and help paying utility bills. Our caring and trained advocates are available to walk alongside you as you travel this difficult but rewarding road.