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No-Cost Programs

PPWP is here for you whether you have insurance or not. We offer a variety of low and no-cost programs to ensure you are able to receive the health care you deserve.

No-Cost Programs

Sliding Fee Scale

Fees for services are based on your household income and may be free. If you are uninsured but don't qualify for free services through the sliding fee scale, you may be eligible for a reduced fee based on your income. You will not be turned away because of your inability to pay.

Methods of Payment:

Our health centers accept cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. In order to use a check or credit card, you must show a valid photo ID.

Fees for Abortion Services

In-Clinic Abortion Services Up to 18 weeks: Dates are measured from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP). To establish your date, see the Pregnancy Calculator.

Fee 4+-11.6 weeks from LMP:

  • With Local Anesthetic: $435
  • With Conscious Sedation: $475

Fee 12-13.6 weeks from LMP:

  • With Local Anesthetic: $540
  • With Conscious Sedation: $580

Fee 14-16.6 weeks from LMP:

  • With Local Anesthetic: $815
  • With Conscious Sedation: $855

Fee 17-18 weeks from LMP:

  • With Local Anesthetic: $915
  • With Conscious Sedation: $955

If you prefer to be sedated during your abortion procedure, you can request IV (awake) sedation ("conscious sedation"). The medication helps you to relax and you may not remember the procedure as well. You will be required to have an adult accompany you to the appointment, stay with you until your are discharged, and escort you home. Please note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have temporarily suspended this service offering in order to keep staff and patients safe.

Abortion Pill: Individuals 5+ to 10 weeks pregnant can use the abortion pill method. The cost for this process is $435. You should bring additional money to buy ibuprofen, Benadryl, anti-nausea medicine, Imodium AD, and/or prescription pain medication at the pharmacy.  

PPWP accepts most major insurance carriers and HMOs.

PPWP accepts the following forms of payment:  cash, money order, MasterCard, American Express and VISA.   PPWP offers limited financial assistance for both abortion methods. Call us at 412.562.1900 or 1.800.426.4636 to find out if we can help you!

Counseling services:

Planned Parenthood offers one free post-abortion counseling visit through our CARE behavioral health program. This service is open to any patient who received an abortion through PPWP. To get started, call us at 412.562.1900 and ask about post-abortion counseling. Patients who desire ongoing therapy after their first visit may be provided with a list of supportive referral options, or accepted into the CARE behavioral health program, depending on program availability.

Hormone Therapy

Many patients have questions about how much hormone therapy services will cost. Depending on your specific information, click below for more information about costs and insurance coverage. Rest assured that whatever your situation, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania provides care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

If you have insurance...

We encourage patients to contact their plan -- either at the number located on the back of the card, or using the online portal for your health plan -- to access information on whether or not hormone therapy is covered. Another way to double check if you're covered is to get a copy of the Member Handbook for your plan. Different plans may call this document different things, but normally it will be on the lengthy side -- anywhere from 25 to 100 pages. Trans Health Project is a great resource for tips on what to look for to ensure your care is covered and that there are no surprise costs. 

Below are a list of ICD-10 diagnosis codes your provider may use:

  • E34.9 Endocrine disorder, unspecified
  • Z79.899 Other long term drug therapy
  • F64.1 Gender identity disorder in adolescence and adulthood
  • F64.8 Other gender identity disorders
  • F64.9 Gender identity disorder, unspecified
  • F64.0 Transsexualism

(Note that while we don't like the wording used in many of these codes, they are used by insurers and medical billers on a national basis and we are unfortunately required to keep the wording the same when using them because of that.)

When being seen for hormone therapy, patients with insurance may owe copays such as the specialist copay listed on the card. Any in-office costs not covered by insurance will be reduced according to your income.

In addition, some labs we may run, such as hemoglobin testing, testosterone or estrogen level checks, or basic metabolic panels, may be counted as diagnostic labs, which are subject to your plan's deductible. Your plan's Member Services team or online portal has information about what the deductible is for your plan and how much progress you have made toward paying it.

Finally, in order to start hormone therapy, you'll likely want to look up the medications you plan to start with your prescription insurance. Many prescription insurance companies have medication pricing tools on their website. Here are a few handy ones:

If you are paying out of pocket...

If you plan on paying out of pocket for hormone therapy services, we aim to make costs as uncomplicated as possible. During your appointment, our staff will evaluate you for eligibility for programs that can help pay for your visit.

Even if you are not eligible, our services are offered on a sliding scale to help make your care more affordable. Our staff will provide a quote about what you can expect to pay before lab work is drawn and finalized. Typical costs may vary depending on your income level and your individual needs, and can range anywhere from full coverage up to $150-200 if you fall on a higher end of the scale. 

Another component of your total costs will be medication costs. Planned Parenthood of Western PA is happy to transmit your prescription to whichever pharmacy is most convenient and affordable for you. GoodRx is a helpful resource if you would like to compare pharmacy pricing.


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