If you’re experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, you probably have a lot of difficult questions regarding your options. Perhaps you’re considering the abortion pill, but are concerned about how much it costs. Does insurance cover the abortion pill? If not, what are the out-of-pocket costs? What about follow-up care if things go wrong?


Before you take the abortion pill, take time to get the facts! Keep reading to learn more about how much the abortion pill costs.


Does Insurance Cover the Abortion Pill? 

Most New York insurance plans do cover abortion, including Medicaid[1]. However, Medicare does not cover the abortion pill, though exceptions can be made in cases of incest, rape, or life endangerment to the mother[2]


It should be noted that New York insurance coverage only applies to New York residents. Non-residents may not qualify for coverage if they bought a health insurance plan in a state that has abortion restrictions[1].

How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost Without Insurance? 

Without insurance, the abortion pill costs between $500 to $800. Prices vary based on the dosage you need and the provider you purchase it from.

Other Abortion Pill Costs to Consider

In addition to the upfront price of the abortion pill, you should also consider the cost of emergency or follow-up care if you experience any severe side effects:

  • Emergency surgery to treat an incomplete abortion[3]
  • Antibiotics to treat an infection[3]
  • Emergency care for anaphylactic shock, caused by an allergic reaction to the abortion pill[4]
  • Mental healthcare if you experience emotional distress after your abortion[5]

What Should I Do Before Taking the Abortion Pill?

We understand—an unexpected pregnancy can be one of the scariest times of a woman’s life. It’s easy to panic and make a snap decision. But you owe it to yourself to make an informed and empowered decision!


Before taking the abortion pill, we recommend receiving an ultrasound and exploring all of your pregnancy options!

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds determine how far along you are in pregnancy (called your gestational age). This is important to know, as you can’t take the abortion pill beyond 10 weeks of pregnancy[6]. They can also verify if your pregnancy is viable (meaning, a heartbeat is detectable and the pregnancy is progressing normally). If your pregnancy isn’t viable, you won’t need an abortion and you can seek out the proper medical care.

What are my Pregnancy Options?

Exploring each of your pregnancy options and considering the impact they could have on your life can help you make the best decision for your future! Pregnancy Help NYC is here to answer all of your questions regarding abortion, adoption, and parenting—all without judgment. 

Cost-Free Pregnancy Care in New York, NY

The abortion pill can be costly. Compassionate care is priceless. Whether you need an ultrasound, information on abortion, or a safe place to express your emotions, Pregnancy Help NYC is here to provide the care and support you deserve—all at no cost to you! 


Give us a call at (212) 243-7119 or schedule your appointment online today. 


Please be aware that Pregnancy Help NYC does not provide or refer for abortion services. 


  1. Women’s Healthcare. New York State Department of Financial Services. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumers/womens_healthcare#
  2. Does Medicare Cover Abortion? Medicare Advantage Info, Help and Enrollment. (2021, March 17). Retrieved from https://www.medicare.org/articles/does-medicare-cover-abortion/
  3. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, July 29). Medical Abortion. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/medical-abortion/about/pac-20394687%C2%A0
  4. Shin, H. J., Lee, S. R., Roh, A.-M., Lim, Y.-M., Jeong, K. A., Moon, H.-S., & Chung, H. W. (2018, September). Anaphylactic shock to vaginal misoprostol: a rare adverse reaction to a frequently used drug. Obstetrics & Gynecology Science. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137020/%C2%A0
  5. Abortion Risks. Louisiana Department of Health. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ldh.la.gov/page/1063
  6. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2023, January 24). Mifeprex (Mifepristone). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/mifeprex-mifepristone-information


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