You can get the abortion pill from a doctor, nurse, health clinic, or Planned Parenthood health center. You may be able to get the abortion pill for free or low cost.
Where can I get the abortion pill?
You can get the abortion pill at many Planned Parenthood health centers. Our caring doctors and nurses are experts at providing safe abortion and providing non-judgmental support throughout the process. Even if your local Planned Parenthood does not provide the abortion pill, you can call for more information about where to get it in your area.
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.
Getting the abortion pill through a doctor or nurse and making sure you go to your follow up is the safest way to have a medication abortion. If you buy the abortion pill online, there's no way to guarantee you're getting the right kind of medication, and some websites even sell fake pills.
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 your doctor or health center.
How much does the abortion pill cost?
The abortion pill can cost between $0 to $800. The cost of a medication abortion varies and depends on where you get it and whether or not you have health insurance that will cover some or all of the cost.
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 do not. And some plans only cover abortion in certain cases. Your local Planned Parenthood health center can give you more information about coverage in your state, or other funds that can help you pay for your abortion.
The professionals at Planned Parenthood work to give you the services you need, whether or not you have insurance. Many charge less for services depending on your income. If you're worried about cost, call your local Planned Parenthood health center to see if they can get you health care that you can afford.