Will Ohio Medicaid Pay for the Abortion Pill?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can feel overwhelming, especially when you think about finances. If you’re considering the abortion pill and wondering whether Ohio Medicaid will pay for it, the answer is likely no. 

Ohio Medicaid, Ohio’s government-funded insurance, will only cover abortion in cases of incest, rape, or to save the mother’s life. 

If you’re worried about your financial situation or if you’re wondering what your other pregnancy options might look like, New Life Clinic can help. We’re here for you with free pregnancy resources, including community referrals, that can help you find financial stability. 

Read on to learn more about the costs of abortion as well as the details of what Ohio Medicaid will cover.

How Much Will Abortion Cost?

The cost of the abortion procedure itself varies depending on which type (the abortion pill versus surgical abortion) and how far along you are. However, there are also other costs to consider, including:

  • The time you’ll need to take off from work for recovery
  • Treatment for potential complications
  • Medications to help with side effects

Where Can I Receive Financial Help?

If you’re worried about your current financial situation, different resources can help—and enrolling in Ohio Medicaid is an essential first step. Ohio Medicaid will pay for your pregnancy-related expenses, including:

  • Education
  • Care coordination
  • Counseling
  • High-risk monitoring
  • Nurse/midwife services
  • Prenatal care
  • Prenatal risk assessment
  • Delivery
  • Transportation

Once enrolled in Ohio Medicaid, you’re also eligible to register for Healthchek, which pays for medical services and health assessments for a baby up through two years of age.

If you’re already enrolled in Ohio Medicaid and looking for other financial resources, New Life Clinic can help point you to other community referrals. 

Next Steps

You’re not alone in this. New Life Clinic is here for you. While abortion may seem like the most feasible option if you’re worried about money, other options are available, and we can help give you the information you need to make a confident decision about how to move forward. 

Contact us today for a confidential, free appointment.