carafem Expands Abortion Pill by Mail Service to Maine
As restrictions increase for people seeking safe, convenient, and quality abortion care in the US, carafem is more committed than ever to expanding abortion care in all states that allow it. We’re proud to share that our client centered, medically-supported at home abortion pill care is now available in Maine.
In 2021, carafem made our telehealth abortion care available in seven new states in direct response to a lack of access to abortion care stemming from the pandemic and growing legal barriers. This latest expansion will ensure that safe, affordable, and high quality abortion care will be available in 15 US states including Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia. (We’ve expanded to even more states, click here for the full list!)
Introducing Immediate Evaluations in Maine
Now, carafem is launching an Immediate Evaluation for Abortion Pills so our clients can receive compassionate abortion care any time of day — without a video or in-person visit — and receive immediate feedback on their medical eligibility to receive abortion pills in the mail.
Safe and effective abortion pills at your fingertips.
carafem’s Immediate Evaluation gives you the option to request abortion pills at any time online, and receive them in a discreet package within 1-4 business days. This service ranges from $0-199 and is available to anyone who is medically eligible in Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Maine or Maryland whose period started less than about 10 weeks ago. carafem partners with abortion funds to offer financial assistance to people traveling from out of state who qualify.
Through a simple online process, carafem’s team of highly skilled providers will review your medical information and offer you support throughout your abortion.
Here’s how it works:
- First, fill out an Immediate Evaluation form on the carafem website any time of day, 24/7 to find out instantly if you are a candidate for medically supported abortion pills at home. Select your shipping option and process your payment, then watch a short video to learn to use your abortion pills, and sign consent forms. With an Immediate Evaluation, you do not need to have a video visit or phone call.
- A carafem clinician will review your information within two business days and submit your prescription to our online pharmacy.
- The medications will be mailed to you, and you’ll receive a tracking link via text. Your abortion medications will be sent in a private and discreet package that will arrive within 1-4 business days, depending on the shipping option you selected. Your medications and complete instructions on how to use them will be included in your package.
- When you’re ready, you can take your abortion medications and receive 24/7 text support through Cara and our team of medical professionals.
At carafem, we strive to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to the individual needs of our clients. We are actively working to provide abortion care in as many locations as possible, and hope by doing so, we are able to better put high quality care within reach of those living in rural communities or who face barriers to visiting a clinic in person.
About the Abortion Pill
carafem’s medically supported at home abortion pill service is a safe option for most people seeking care and is available in the first 11 weeks of pregnancy. These medications have been safely used by millions of pregnant people across the US for over 20 years. Most often, this process involves taking a couple of medications over about 2 days. Working together these medications cause cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus. The cost of carafem’s at home abortion care service ranges from $0-249, and financial assistance may be available as a part of a discussion with your carafem care team.
Personalized and Medically Supported Abortion Care
A person seeking abortion services in Maine can fill out our Immediate Evaluation form and after receiving a prescription your package will arrive in 1-4 days. Along with the abortion pill medication, people who choose carafem will also receive options for medication to help with pain, nausea, and a birth control method at the time of care. Also included are some comfort care items to further make the process at home a little easier. carafem provides 24/7 personalized support from a trained care team throughout the process from the appointment until the final follow-up and will be with you every step of the way.
“There are many reasons a person may prefer a medically supported, at home abortion,” Grant adds. “Our hope is that carafem can provide people with options to receive care in the way that makes the most sense to them, allowing them to get answers without leaving the house or playing phone tag. Expanding options for access to reliable healthcare is critical so that people can receive affordable care where and when they need it.”
Expanding Abortion Access
Maine is joining a growing list of over a dozen states who can access carafem’s services. To make an appointment in any of the states we serve, please call (855) 729-2272 or schedule an appointment online.