Your girlfriend just told you she’s pregnant, and suddenly you’re consumed by worries and fears, asking yourself questions like, “What are our options when it comes to an unexpected pregnancy?,” “What kind of abortion is right for my girlfriend?,” “Will My Insurance Pay for My Girlfriend’s Abortion?.” and “How much does abortion cost?”
No man ever dreams of dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, and it’s important to step back, take a deep breath, and realize that you and your girlfriend are not alone!
Many couples face unexpected pregnancies, and there are resources available to help you through this time. Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada is here to guide you along the way and answer any questions you might have regarding free healthcare, abortion, and the costs you may face.
Will My Insurance Pay for My Girlfriend’s Abortion?
While you and your girlfriend are certainly in this together, it’s likely your insurance company won’t see it that way. Unless there is a legal obligation between you and your girlfriend, she cannot be added as a dependent on your insurance plan and will not be able to receive coverage for her medical expenses, including abortion, under your coverage.
If she is not covered under her own insurance plan, she may be eligible for coverage under Nevada’s Medicaid program for her pregnancy healthcare expenses; however, the state of Nevada restricts public funds to be used to cover abortion procedures, except for cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
How Much Does Abortion Cost?
The cost of abortion will depend largely on the type of procedure she will be eligible for based on the gestational age of her pregnancy.
The abortion pill, also referred to as medical abortions, is only provided in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy and costs, on average, $500.
Surgical abortions are provided throughout the pregnancy, depending on your state’s abortion laws and legislations, and range anywhere from $500 to $3,000 and beyond based on the procedure you acquire.
What other costs should we budget for when deciding if abortion is the right choice for us?
As you weigh your pregnancy options, it’s important to remember that abortion is a serious medical procedure and may be accompanied by other costs depending on your unique pregnancy circumstances.
These costs might include:
- Necessary pre-abortion screenings like lab-quality pregnancy tests, ultrasound scans
- Follow-up appointments and medications
- Emergency care and surgery in case of complications from abortion
- Travel and accommodation expenses if necessary for abortion access
For a more accurate estimate of the costs you might face, we recommend scheduling an appointment for a consultation at your local pregnancy center.
Where Can We Find Free Pregnancy Healthcare?
When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, you and your girlfriend should have access to the quality healthcare you deserve! Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada is here to make that a reality for you.
Visit us today for free lab-quality pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD information, as well as important information and resources for you to consider as you both make the best choice for yourselves and your futures.
Contact us today!