For many women, a positive pregnancy test is not part of the plan. If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, your head may be filled with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios.
The reality is, life is unexpected, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone… many women have walked in your shoes, and you have options!
As women consider their options, one of the main questions we’re asked here at Pregnancy Options Miami is whether abortion is covered by insurance in the state of Florida. We’re here to help you navigate your financial questions related to abortion and your other pregnancy options. The support you will receive from us is confidential and at no cost!
Is Abortion Covered by Insurance in Florida?
Insurance plans, neither private nor government-run (like Medicaid), cover the cost of abortion in Florida. There are a few exceptions, like life endangerment, rape, or incest, however, these are extremely rare cases.
Are abortions free at Planned Parenthood?
While abortion is often advertised as the cheapest pregnancy option, it can actually be quite expensive and can come with hidden costs that are important to consider.
Abortions are not free at Planned Parenthood, or other abortion clinics, with each abortion procedure costing anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the stage of the pregnancy.
Are there other costs I should consider?
The state of Florida requires that women receive an ultrasound prior to their abortion. Getting an ultrasound is an essential step in understanding your pregnancy options. Ultrasounds allow the doctor to determine the age and location of your pregnancy and whether or not it is viable. Your potential due date will determine the type of abortion you are eligible for and what the cost will be. It will also ensure that you don’t have any medical conditions that would increase the risks related to abortion.
Typically abortion clinics will add an additional fee for this ultrasound — adding another out-of-pocket expense to your bill. At Pregnancy Options Miami, we provide confidential ultrasounds at no cost to you so that you don’t have to worry about finances as you decide what’s best for you and your future.
Other fees you should consider when deciding if abortion is right for you, include the costs related to follow-up visits, potential sedation, and any medical attention required in the case of abortion complications.
While not financial in nature, there are also unseen costs related to abortion to consider. Post-abortive women have reported increased depression and mental health issues, which can last for years following the procedure. These issues can impact relationships, jobs, and the ability to connect with future children.
Because of this, it’s important to take the time you need to assess these long-term risks and side-effects prior to scheduling your abortion.
I’m on a budget — Where can I find help??
The entire staff at Pregnancy Options Miami believes that a woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy should make the choice that she wants to make, not the one that she feels forced to make based on finances or a lack of support.
Our staff is trained to provide you with information, free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, and support in order to help you make one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make with the resources and options that will empower you to do what is best for you!
Contact us to schedule a free appointment.