Preparing for Your Appointment

Abortion Appointments

Thank you for choosing carafem for your health care needs. Your care and comfort is our number one priority, so we’re sharing a bit more information below around what to expect — from costs and insurance to more resources for each type of health care appointment outlined below. As always, if you’d like to talk through any questions, please give us a call at 1-855-SAY-CARA.

Health Center Out-of-pocket costs: 

Video Visit Out-of pocket Costs:

  • Abortion Pill: $325-375

Insurance and Medicaid: carafem participates with several insurance plans and accepts Medicaid, depending on locations. To verify that your insurance or Medicaid will cover your appointment, please give us a call at 1 855-SAY-CARA. We will work with you to determine exactly what’s covered and how much you may need to pay out of pocket on the day of your appointment. We are unable to accept insurance or Medicaid for video visits at this time.

What to expect during your appointment in a health center:
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.

What to expect during your video visit appointment: After making an appointment, a carafem care coordinator will reach out to send you everything you need for your video visit: instructions on how to join the video visit, what you need to bring to the visit (ID and payment), and can help answer any questions you may have before your visit.  They will also send you medical forms for completion. The video visit will be conducted over a secure, private video connection and payment will be collected at that time. During your video visit, your health care provider will review your medical history, explain how to use the medications, and what to expect when you take the abortion pill. Your physician will answer any medical questions you have and prescribe the abortion pill if you qualify. The medication will be mailed to you in discreet packaging and arrive within 2-4 business days. 24-7 support will be available to you throughout your at-home care. For even more on what to expect in an abortion care video visit with carafem, click here.

Resources:

  • 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.