In most cases, Arizona Medicaid, known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), does not pay for abortion as part of its pregnancy services. However, if you are facing an unexpected pregnancy and are not sure what to do next, keep reading to learn more about the assistance available to you.
There are many reasons why women consider abortion, and concern about finances is one of them. If you’re unintentionally pregnant and are a member of AHCCCS, you may feel unsure of where to turn.
The best thing you can do first is to explore your situation, just like you’re doing now. You aren’t alone, and we are here to help you process these questions.
As government-funded insurance, AHCCCS does not include abortion in its coverage of pregnancy services, except in cases of rape, incest, or certain health circumstances.
We understand the stress of finances surrounding an unexpected pregnancy, and we want to help you learn more about your options. That’s why our pregnancy and support services are available to all at no cost, regardless of insurance coverage.
The out-of-pocket cost for abortion depends on a few factors, such as the type of abortion you have and who your provider is.
In Arizona, medication abortion (the abortion pill for early pregnancies) can cost between $500 and $600. Later types of surgical abortion can cost up to $2,500 because these in-clinic procedures are more invasive.
Abortion types depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy. The best way to confirm how far along you are is with an ultrasound.
If you haven’t had an ultrasound yet, talk with us and we can assist you with a no-cost ultrasound referral.
Before getting an abortion, you will want to confirm you are actually pregnant and that you are eligible for abortion.
Even if you’ve taken a home pregnancy test, there’s a chance it is giving you an inaccurate result (it’s rare, but it can happen!) or that you’re no longer currently pregnant (early miscarriages are common and can happen without your knowledge).
We want you to have the information you need so that you can know for sure.
Our caring team can provide support and resources during this stressful time, all at no cost to you.
Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment.