You can get an abortion from a doctor, abortion clinic, or Planned Parenthood health center. You may be able to get your abortion for free or at low cost.
Where can I get an in-clinic abortion?
You can get an in-clinic abortion at many Planned Parenthood health centers. Our caring doctors and nurses are experts at providing safe abortion and providing support throughout the process. You can also get an abortion from some private doctors or gynecologists, family planning clinics, and abortion clinics. Contact your local Planned Parenthood for more information about where to get an abortion in your area.
Depending on where you live, there may be age restrictions or waiting periods to get an abortion. You can ask about these when you call to make your appointment. All abortions are very safe, but it may be harder to find a health care provider who will do an abortion after the 12th week of pregnancy, so it’s best to try to have your abortion as soon as possible.
When looking for a place to get an abortion, beware of “crisis pregnancy centers”. These fake clinics seem like medical centers that offer abortions or other pregnancy options, but they’re actually run by people who want to scare or shame people out of getting an abortion.
How much does an abortion cost?
An abortion in the first trimester can cost up to $1,500, but it’s often less. The price of an abortion depends on where you get it (hospitals are often more expensive), and whether or not you have health insurance that will cover some or all of the cost. The cost also varies based on how long you’ve been pregnant — a second-trimester abortion usually costs more.
Your abortion may be free or low cost with health insurance, but some insurance plans don’t cover abortions. You can call your insurance provider directly to find out their policies.
Some government health insurance plans in certain states (like Medicaid) cover abortion, but others don’t. And some plans only cover abortion in certain cases. Your local Planned Parenthood can give you more information about coverage in your state, or other funds that can help you pay for an abortion.
Planned Parenthood works to give the services you need, whether or not you have insurance. If you’re worried about cost, call your local Planned Parenthood health center to see if they can connect you with health care that fits your budget.