Are you or your girlfriend struggling to figure out how to pay for an abortion? It’s not cheap. If you’re wondering whether your insurance covers your girlfriend’s abortion, in most cases, she can only receive coverage for medical expenses if she is included in your plan as a dependent or spouse.

Insurance Coverage of Abortion

In California, both Medi-Cal and most private insurance plans are required by law to cover all abortions. Medi-Cal enrollees are not charged any out-of-pocket or copayment fees.

Maybe your girlfriend doesn’t have insurance at all. Since you and your partner are not legally binding, most insurance plans do not allow your girlfriend to depend on your plan. To be sure, check with your local healthcare provider to discuss your coverage options.

How Much Does Abortion Cost Without Insurance?

Without insurance coverage, abortion costs can be very high. A typical cost for a first-trimester abortion in the US is $500. The median cost for a second-trimester abortion is around $1,000. A late-term abortion can cost $3,000 or even more.

Safeguard Your Girlfriend’s Health

It’s important to seek pregnancy confirmation, including an ultrasound, to know if your girlfriend qualifies for abortion and what type. Medical abortion is only recommended by the FDA for women through 10 weeks of pregnancy.

After receiving a positive pregnancy test at our clinic, we offer free first-trimester ultrasounds performed by either our Clinic Nurse, Sonographer, or OBGYN. An ultrasound confirms key details about her pregnancy, such as the location (if it’s located within the uterus), age, and viability (whether there is a heartbeat and the pregnancy is progressing).

Ultrasounds are important to alert women of potential miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies, both of which an abortion would not resolve. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, immediate medical attention may be necessary.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to get more clarity about your girlfriend’s pregnancy and her pregnancy options.

We do not provide extended OB/GYN or prenatal care, fertility testing, abortion services, or referrals for abortion.