The cost of abortion could be a deal-breaker for you when considering your pregnancy options and what step you’ll take next. Abortion costs vary based on where you live and what type of abortion procedure you’re looking into. You should know the costs and whether Medicaid covers them before moving forward. Here is a better look into abortion costs in MN.
Will Minnesota Medicaid Pay for Abortion?
There are only certain pregnancy circumstances where abortion would be covered in Minnesota, under the Medicaid program called Medical Assistance (MA). This program covers abortions only if they fall under these cases:
- Pregnancy resulted from rape or incest
- Continuing pregnancy would result in endangering the mother’s life
- Abortion is being done to prevent substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function
How Much Does Abortion in Minnesota cost?
If you’re not eligible for Minnesota Medicaid coverage, you’ll need to cover costs out of pocket, and it’s not cheap. The cost of abortion will depend on what type you’re eligible for, which depends on how far along you are.
Women receiving a medical abortion (only for women up to 11 weeks pregnant) can expect to pay around $500 to $900 for this abortion procedure. For surgical abortion procedures, women can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $3,000.
Other Abortion Costs to Factor In
Other than the initial procedure costs, there are many other costs to factor in with the abortion option. Some other costs include:
- Follow-up appointment costs
- Medication costs
- Time off work for recovery
- Pre-abortion screening (ultrasound, testing, etc.)
- Post-abortive care
Start With Free Pregnancy Confirmation
Get free pre-abortion screening with a lab-quality grade pregnancy test at our Metro Women’s Center today. We can help walk you through verifying your pregnancy so you know what options you’re eligible for. If your pregnancy test is positive, we’ll give you a referral for an ultrasound. Once you have all the information you need, it’s time to sit down and talk about your options.
Contact us to schedule a free appointment.