If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion, you likely have many thoughts running through your mind. From knowing if abortion is right for you to determining how much to save for the procedure, it can be an overwhelming process.
Take a deep breath, and know it’s okay. At First Coast Women’s Services, we help answer your questions related to abortion, including how much abortion costs in the state of Florida.
How much does an abortion cost in Florida?
The cost of an abortion ranges anywhere from $500 to $3,000 or more depending on the stage of your pregnancy.
Whether medical or surgical, first-trimester abortions will cost on average $500. For women seeking abortions in the second trimester, a Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure will likely cost upwards of $1,500. Induction abortions, performed after the 24th week of pregnancy, will likely cost around $3,000 or more.
Will insurance cover my abortion in Florida?
If you are seeking an abortion in the state of Florida, you will likely be responsible for the entire cost of the procedure. The state of Florida restricts insurance—both private or publicly funded (like Florida Medicaid)—from covering the cost of abortion, except in the cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest.
Where can I find a free abortion in Florida?
While often considered the most affordable pregnancy option, an abortion procedure isn’t cheap. Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics typically do not offer the procedure for free.
What other costs should I consider when deciding if abortion is right for me?
On top of the cost of the abortion procedure itself, you should plan and budget for the following potential costs you could face:
- Necessary pre-abortion screenings (lab-quality pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, and STD/STI testing)
- Follow-up appointments
- Potential emergency healthcare in the case of an abortion complication like infection, hemorrhaging, or sepsis
- Cost of travel and accommodations if required
- Time off from work to recover from the procedure
Where can I find free healthcare in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy?
If finances are a concern for you as you make a pregnancy choice, there’s help available!
First Coast Women’s Services believes all women should be able to explore their pregnancy options without fear and anxiety—especially when it comes to finances. That’s why we provide all of our confidential services for free.