Frequently asked questions about fees and payments
What can I expect to pay for a visit at Planned Parenthood?
This depends on the type of health care you require and your health insurance carrier. If you do not have health insurance, we can offer you services based on our discount fee scale. Our patients find that Planned Parenthood health care fees are very reasonable, especially when compared to other doctors’ offices.
What forms of payment does Planned Parenthood accept?
We take cash and bankcards (debit or credit).
What should I bring with me?
You will need some form of photo identification for your visit. If you have questions about acceptable forms of identification, please call us at (302) 655-7293.
Can I use my health insurance at Planned Parenthood?
Yes! We welcome many major health insurance carriers for billing for female reproductive health services (GYN). You will be asked to present your insurance card and pay your co-pay at the time of the visit. Some health insurances will require you to notify them of a change in your GYN provider.
Which insurance plans does Planned Parenthood accept?
We accept many major insurance plans, as well as Delaware Medicaid. Here is a list of some of the insurance companies we work with:
- America’s Choice Provider Network
- BCBS/Highmark of Delaware
- Coventry Health Care
- Delaware Physicians Care
- Diamond State Partners
- Highmark Medicare Services
- Horizon BCBS of NJ
- United Healthcare Community Plan
If you'd like to know if we accept your insurance, please call us at 1 (800) 230-PLAN.
What if I can’t pay or do not have health insurance?
Planned Parenthood participates in a several programs that can help offset the cost of your visit. One of these programs is called DE CAN (Delaware Contraceptive Access Now), which provides subsidized birth control, GYN care, and other reproductive health services for individuals who cannot pay full price. This program will not pay for an abortion. To qualify for any of our grant and payment programs, we ask all clients seeking services at Planned Parenthood to answer a few questions related to their income and number of dependents. This helps our staff determine what amount we can cover on our sliding fee scale.
What is the discounted fee scale?
The discounted fee scale is offered to patients that are uninsured, underinsured, or are unable to use their insurance for other reasons. We ask that patients disclose their household size and income, and we calculate their level of discount based on current federal guidelines. This information is self-reported, meaning that no paystubs or proof of income is required. Some programs, like DE CAN, provide funding for patients to receive free or reduced family planning services, including STI and HIV testing/treatment.
How much does an abortion cost?
The fee for an abortion is $500 – $791, depending on gestation age of pregnancy and your desire for moderate sedation. Some private insurance will cover abortion services. The Justice Fund can provide some grant assistance for women receiving an abortion. Assistance is based upon financial status.
What should I do if I received an IUD or an Implant (Nexplanon) for free through Be Your Own Baby and I would like to have it removed after the campaign ends on March 31st, 2019?
If you received your IUD or Implant at a Be Your Own Baby partner health care center, Be Your Own Baby will reimburse your for any out-of-pocket costs related to your removal. Reimbursements for removals are available through the life of the device. Save the invoice or receipt from your device removal, and go to upstream.inmarrebates.com to claim the rebate.
How often do Planned Parenthood’s fees change?
Planned Parenthood will be making changes to its fees as needed, in order to ensure that our fees provide the greatest advantage to all our patients. If you don’t have Medicaid or other health insurance, you may be eligible for a discount on your visit fees, depending on your income.
Could these changes affect how much I pay?
Yes. After you disclose your monthly income, your discount may be larger or smaller than what you received on previous visits. These changes have been made to ensure that discounts are fair for all. However, if your income falls within the federal and state guidelines for a discount, you will receive your health care at a reduced rate.
Why does Planned Parenthood ask for payment at the time of service?
There are two reasons. First, it helps us keep costs down so we can continue to offer you affordable health care. Also, paying at the time of your visit ensures that you will not receive unwanted mail from us in the form of a bill.
Does Planned Parenthood accept donations?
Yes! Donations from patients are welcome and appreciated at the time of your visit. Your donations help us provide affordable health care to any person who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their care. To make a secure donation online, click here.