Will My Insurance Pay for the Abortion Pill?

You just found out you’re pregnant, and you’re interested in learning more about the abortion pill and the financial options available to you — you’re in the right place!

The Pregnancy Center Clinton is here to help guide you through this process, empower you with knowledge on all of your options, and provide you with free and confidential pre-abortion screenings.

Will my insurance pay for the abortion pill?

If you’re seeking an abortion in the state of Iowa, the abortion pill may not be covered by your insurance plan.

For those insured by Iowa Medicaid, abortion is only covered in the rare cases of rape, incest, or severe health risk to the mother. If you are covered by private insurance, your coverage will depend on your specific plan.

If you’re unsure of the options surrounding your pregnancy and the costs you may face, we recommend scheduling a medical consultation with an advocate at your local pregnancy center, like The Pregnancy Center Clinton, to learn more.

How much is the abortion pill out-of-pocket?

When paid for out-of-pocket (or without insurance), the abortion pill averages around $500. The abortion pill can only be taken in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy as it may otherwise be ineffective in terminating the pregnancy and result in an incomplete abortion and other serious health complications.

If your pregnancy is further along than 10 weeks gestation, you may only be eligible for a surgical abortion, which can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000.

What other costs should I budget for when considering abortion?

When deciding if abortion is right for you, you’ll also want to consider the other costs you might face along the way.

These potential costs may include:

  • Pre-abortion screenings including ultrasound scans, pregnancy testing, and STD testing
  • Follow-up care or surgery in case of abortion complications
  • Travel and accommodation if necessary
  • Medication

Where can I find free pregnancy help and resources in Iowa?

If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and unsure of how you will afford the care and support you need, The Pregnancy Center Clinton is here to help!

We provide free pregnancy support, including lab-quality pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and options counseling to help you make a choice you’re confident in.

If you feel as though abortion is your only option due to your financial situation, our counselors will help guide you through the many resources available to you within our community.

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