If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you probably have a lot of difficult questions regarding your options. Perhaps you’re considering the abortion pill, but are concerned about how much it costs. Does Colorado insurance cover the abortion pill? If not, what are the out-of-pocket costs? What about emergency care if things go wrong?


Before you take the abortion pill, take time to get the facts! Keep reading to learn more about the cost of the abortion pill.  

Does Insurance Cover the Abortion Pill? 

At the time of writing (January 2023), Colorado insurance providers are not required to provide coverage for abortion services[1]. So, some plans cover it, while others do not. However, Medicare[2] and Medicaid[3] do not cover the abortion pill, except in cases of incest, rape, or life endangerment to the mother. 

How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost Without Insurance? 

Without insurance coverage, the abortion pill costs between $500 to $800. Prices vary based on the dosage you need and the provider you purchase it from.

Other Abortion Pill Costs to Keep in Mind

In addition to the upfront cost of the abortion pill, you should also consider the cost of emergency or follow-up care if you experience any severe side effects:


  • Antibiotics to treat an infection[4]
  • Emergency surgery to treat an incomplete abortion[4]
  • Emergency care for anaphylactic shock, caused by an allergic reaction to the abortion pill[5]
  • Mental healthcare if you experience emotional distress after your abortion[6]

What Do I Need to Do Before Taking the Abortion Pill?

An unplanned pregnancy can be one of the scariest times of a woman’s life. It’s all too easy to panic and make a snap decision. But you owe it to yourself to make an informed and empowered decision!


So, take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Before taking the abortion pill, we recommend receiving an ultrasound and exploring all of your pregnancy options!

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds determine two key things: your gestational age and pregnancy viability.


It’s important to know your gestational age (meaning, how far along you are), as you can’t take the abortion pill beyond 10 weeks of pregnancy[7]. A viable pregnancy is one where the fetal heartbeat is detectable and the pregnancy is progressing as expected. If your ultrasound determines that your pregnancy isn’t viable, you won’t need an abortion and you can move forward with the appropriate medical care.

What are my Pregnancy Options?

Exploring each of your pregnancy options and considering the impact they could have on your life can help you make the best decision for your future! CHOICES is here to answer all of your questions regarding abortion, adoption, and parenting—all without judgment. 

Cost-Free Pregnancy Care in Colorado

The abortion pill can be costly. Compassionate care is priceless. Whether you need an ultrasound, abortion information, or a safe place to ask questions and express your emotions, CHOICES is here to provide the care you deserve—all at no cost to you! 


Schedule your appointment at whatchoices.com, by texting (719) 694-3201 or calling (719) 284-2300.


Please be aware that CHOICES does not provide or refer for abortion services. 


  1. Regulating Insurance Coverage of Abortion. Guttmacher Institute. (2023, January 3). Retrieved from https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/regulating-insurance-coverage-abortion
  2. Does Medicare Cover Abortion? Medicare Advantage Info, Help and Enrollment. (2021, March 17). Retrieved from https://www.medicare.org/articles/does-medicare-cover-abortion/
  3. https://healthlaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FINAL-Abortion-Coverage-Under-Medicaid.pdf
  4. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, July 29). Medical Abortion. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/medical-abortion/about/pac-20394687%C2%A0
  5. Shin, H. J., Lee, S. R., Roh, A.-M., Lim, Y.-M., Jeong, K. A., Moon, H.-S., & Chung, H. W. (2018, September). Anaphylactic shock to vaginal misoprostol: a rare adverse reaction to a frequently used drug. Obstetrics & Gynecology Science. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137020/%C2%A0
  6. Abortion Risks. Louisiana Department of Health. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ldh.la.gov/page/1063
  7. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2023, January 24). Mifeprex (Mifepristone). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/mifeprex-mifepristone-information