All inclusive out-of-pocket costs:
Abortion Pill: $425-475, depending on location
carafem Procedure: $550
Insurance: carafem participates with several insurance companies and we are happy to help you use your health insurance in our office. Because each insurance company offers different plans, and benefits vary from plan to plan, we must be able to verify what your insurance will pay towards an abortion, IUD or implant before you are seen. Please make sure you have talked to our staff at least 24 hours before your appointment by calling us at 855-Say-Cara and providing your insurance information. This way we can confirm how much of our fees may be covered by your insurance, and what will need to be paid out of pocket.
Medicaid: carafem may be able to accept medicaid depending on location.
What to expect during your appointment: An appointment for the abortion pill with carafem is usually about an hour long, while an appointment for the carafem procedure takes about 90 minutes. Both types of appointment include a pregnancy test, ultrasound, blood work, and contraceptive counseling, as well as the abortion itself. You will have plenty of time to ask your practitioner questions and go over the educational materials you will receive. Please bring an ID if you plan on using insurance.
We will help verify whether your insurance policy covers our services, and we can also help you file private insurance. If you do not have medical insurance, you will be offered the opportunity to apply for discounts on the cost of service.
When you call, we will discuss all your options. In the meantime:
- To check your eligibility for having an abortion at carafem, please click here.
- For more information about the abortion pill, please click here.
- For more information about the carafem procedure, please click here.
- To read what our clients think, please click here.
- To find a carafem health center near you, please click here.
Have you thought about birth control? At carafem, we want you to leave with a plan and protection. Please check out our birth control options — we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Support on your schedule: To schedule an appointment, call us day or night.
Cost: $40 one-time office fee plus the cost of your contraceptive method (varies — see chart below).
Insurance: We now accept Cigna, Blue Cross, Aetna, United Healthcare, and Maryland Medicaid. (Consider contacting your insurance provider prior to your appointment with us to see if your policy covers our services.)
What to expect during your appointment: An appointment for birth control at carafem usually takes about an hour, and includes ample time to ask your practitioner questions and review the educational materials you will be given. Please note that you do not need an appointment to pick up (male) condoms or emergency contraception (EC). If you would like a prescription for oral contraception (birth control pills), to receive the birth control shot, or have an IUC inserted, then you will need to make an appointment. Please bring an ID.
Here are all of the options (and costs) that we offer:
|Condoms||$3 / dozen|
|Birth control pills||$12 / month|
|Depo Provera||$75 / injection|
|Emergency contraception (EC)||$20 / each|
|Abortion pill||$425-475, depending on location|
|Implant||fees vary (oftentimes covered by insurance)|
|Intrauterine contraceptive (IUC / IUD)||fees vary (oftentimes covered by insurance)|