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Paying for an Abortion

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There are many options to help cover the cost of an abortion. Once you have an appointment for your abortion, the staff at the clinic can often help you understand what payment option best fits your situation and needs.

Oregon Health Plan

The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is Oregon’s Medicaid program. OHP covers abortions for Oregon residents, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, who make below a certain amount of money. Pregnant people can qualify for OHP at higher incomes than non-pregnant people. Also, OHP can help pay for transportation costs, and in some cases, help with lodging and meals. Learn more about applying for OHP. To receive free, local help with applying for OHP, find an OHP-certified community partner.

Reproductive Health Access Fund 

The Reproductive Health Access Fund (RHAF) is a state-funded program that covers abortion services free of charge for Oregon residents who are not enrolled in OHP and who are not U.S. citizens. Learn more about RHAF. You can enroll in RHAF at any certified AbortionCare clinic.

Private Insurance

Oregon law requires all state-regulated health insurance plans to cover abortions at no charge to the member. To find out if your private insurance plan is subject to this law, visit the Department of Consumer and Business Services' site on reproductive health benefits and go to the ‘RHEA plan information’ section to find a list of plan IDs. If your insurance requires that you pay for abortion services, you may want to contact them to discuss those charges. You can also reach out to a consumer advocate at the Oregon's Division of Financial Regulation if you have questions about our insurance or have an insurance complaint. You can call 1-888-877-4894, email, or visit their website (scroll to bottom of page).
If your health insurance is through a Providence health plan or through an employer with religious objections to abortion, the Abortion Access Plan will pay for your abortion services. Get more information about the Abortion Access Plan.

No Insurance 

There are programs that can help if you do not have insurance. You might qualify for assistance from the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF). NWAAF can help pay for abortion care, including transportation, childcare, and other costs related to having an abortion.
You can also find lists of abortion funds by state at the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project.
You can also talk with your provider about financial support they may offer and organizations they work with. Some clinics have their own financial assistance funds.

Other Financial Assistance 

Do you need help paying for travel or other needs like childcare or lodging associated with your abortion? Please visit our Abortion Support page for additional resources.