Finding out your girlfriend is pregnant can feel like a punch in the gut. Unplanned pregnancies are, by nature, “not in the plan” and abortion can feel like an easy solution to getting your life back on track.
For many people, the finances of abortion can come as quite a shock. Palm Beach Women’s Clinic is here to help you understand the cost of the abortion pill, how insurance works in situations like these, and where you can find affordable and even no-cost care during an unplanned pregnancy.
Will my insurance pay for my girlfriend’s abortion?
You might be wondering if your insurance plan will cover your girlfriend’s abortion pill.
Typically, health insurance provided through your employer will allow you to add family members to your plan — including a wife or dependents — at an additional cost. Unless you and your partner are legally married and have added her to your plan, only your personal healthcare and medical procedures will be eligible for coverage under the plan.
It’s also important to be aware of your state’s laws and regulations surrounding abortion. Many states will not allow abortion to be covered by publicly-funded insurance plans and some states restrict even private plans from covering the procedure.
How much does the abortion pill cost?
The abortion pill costs, on average, around $500 out of pocket.
Your girlfriend will be eligible for the abortion pill if her pregnancy is no more than 10 weeks along. If she is further along, she may need a surgical abortion to terminate the pregnancy.
Surgical abortions cost anywhere from $500 to $3000 or more, depending on the stage of pregnancy.
To learn if your girlfriend is eligible for the abortion pill, schedule a no-cost ultrasound today!
What other costs should we consider when it comes to abortion?
On top of buying the abortion pill itself, you may want to budget for the following abortion-related costs:
- Essential pre-abortion screenings (lab-quality pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD testing, and more)
- Additional medications and follow-up appointments
- Surgery in case of an incomplete abortion or abortion complications
- Travel and accommodations if necessary for abortion access
Where can we find no-cost pregnancy healthcare services?
Here at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic, we believe couples facing unplanned pregnancies should be able to make the choice that’s best for them regardless of finances. That’s why we provide all of the tests and screenings your partner will need on a no-cost, confidential basis.
Our services include lab-quality pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, and referrals for other resources you may need during this time.
With the help of our trained staff, you and your girlfriend will have all of the information you need to make an informed choice for your future — all at no cost to you!