Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, some women may wonder whether their insurance plan covers the cost of abortion pills. The answer is complex and varies from state to state. The best thing to do is check your individual state’s laws to get your answer. 

In the state of California, both Medi-Cal and most private insurance plans are required by law to cover all abortions. Medi-Cal enrollees are not charged any out-of-pocket or copayment fees, as well as all services associated with abortion, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and office visits. The latter applies to private insurance as well.

Is Abortion Legal in California?

According to California law, abortion is legal in the state up until viability, and there are exceptions made to protect the woman’s life or health. You do not have to be a CA resident to have an abortion in the state. 

In 2022, the governor signed a law shielding patients and providers from other state laws.

What Costs Are Associated with Abortion?

Though abortion may seem like a straightforward procedure, there are various costs associated with it that can increase overall expenses. As mentioned previously, these services would be covered by Medi-Cal or most private insurance plans. 

These extra costs include doctor’s visits and follow-up medical appointments, which vary in frequency based on the individual woman.

What Should I Do Before an Abortion?

Before any abortion procedure, there are several things women should do to protect their health and safety. This includes having an ultrasound performed by a licensed medical professional to confirm key details about the pregnancy, including gestational age, viability, and location of the pregnancy. 

Turlock Pregnancy and Health Center offers free ultrasounds performed by a registered nurse. These ultrasounds allow you to verify critical information and ensure that you know which abortion procedure you may be eligible for, if at all. We also offer accurate information about your options, including abortion, adoption, and parenting. We believe you deserve to be informed!

Contact us today to learn more about the no-cost and confidential services at our medical clinic.

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