Financial Assistance Available

Quality Compassionate Health Care For Women

Family Planning Associates Medical Group promises to do our best to help all women who want to have an abortion no matter what their financial circumstances. Please call us and ask to speak with a patient representative if you need financial assistance. Our friendly and compassionate staff will be happy to discuss financial assistance availability.

If you live outside of Illinois- we work with outside funding groups. These groups exist to help women who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion procedure. We will help you find assistance if you cannot afford to pay for your procedure out-of-pocket.

Financial assistance for abortion procedures can be limited, for that reason it is only offered to patients who have no other way to pay for the abortion services they need. Patients who have private insurance, flexible spending accounts, or are financially able to pay cannot qualify for this source of assistance.

Funding cannot be used for discounts on co-insurance, deductibles, or other related expenses determined by our patient’s private insurance carrier. Please call and ask to speak with one our insurance representatives if you are having difficulty coming up with your portion of the insurance payment. Family Planning Associates Medical Group reserves the right to decline an itemized receipt to patients who have used assistance to pay for an abortion service.

We strive to make our services as accessible as possible to all women, regardless of their present financial circumstance. When you call, our patient representative can discuss your individual situation and needs.

Increasingly, patients are travelling from Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri to obtain abortion care with FPA. If you are travelling to Chicago from out of the area and you need to make overnight accommodations, we have obtained a  discounted rate at a hotel just a block away from our office. Click here for more information and to check rates.


Abortion Funds

How much does it cost to have an abortion?

Our fees are based on the length of pregnancy and your out of pocket cost will depend on your insurance coverage. Often insurance can help to reduce your out of pocket expenses. 

Since January 1, 2018 Illinois Medicaid covers abortion care, which means that you can get a free abortion procedure. If you have current Illinois Medicaid coverage or it looks like you will be eligible and you willing to apply for coverage we can provide free abortion services for you as well. Once we have seen that you have a pending application or current coverage, we will be able to provide you abortion care a no cost to you. This includes free medication abortion up to 10.0 weeks, free first trimester abortion care in our office up to 13.6 weeks, and free second trimester abortion care including cervical preparation and sedation up to 23.3 weeks. In the first trimester you can choose to be awake or asleep for your procedure, but sedation is required with a second trimester abortion. Sedation, medications, ultrasound, basic lab work, and a physical examination are all included with FPA’s free abortion care.  

If you would like to know if you are eligible for Illinois Medicaid coverage please contact our office today. Our phone staff can help you see if it looks like you will be able to get coverage through the state of Illinois after going over some basic financial information with you. The application for Illinois Medicaid can be completed online and it only takes about 15-20 minutes. You do not have to wait for  the application to be approved before you come in for your procedure. You can just email proof of the completed application or bring printed proof with you on the day of your appointment.

If you live outside of Illinois or are not eligible for Illinois Medicaid, FPA does offer affordable abortion services, gynecological care, and family planning services. While abortion services are not free of charge entirely we will do everything we can to help you get the financial assistance you need. There is financial assistance avaialble through several abortion funds. Please let one of our staff members know if you are facing financial hardship and need of help with your payment. 

Please call us for more information. We will work with you and help you obtain financial assistance so that you can come in as soon as possible for the care that you need. 

Are you a free clinic?

We offer free pregnancy tests and basic ultrasounds for pregnancy dating at all of our locations.

Since January 1, 2018 Illinois Medicaid includes coverage for abortion care. If you have current Illinois coverage or are eligible and willing to apply for coverage we can provide free abortion services for you. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete the application and it can be done online. You do not have to wait until the application is processed and approved before you come in for your procedure. We just need you to email or provide printed proof that you have a pending application. Once we have seen that you have a pending application or current coverage, we will be able to provide you with a free medication abortion up to 10.0 weeks, free in-office abortion procedure with sedation (asleep) or awake (local anesthesia) up to 13.6 weeks, and free second trimester abortion care including cervical preparation and sedation. 

If you would like to know if you are eligible for coverage please contact our office. One of our phone staff members can help you see if it looks like you will be able to get coverage after going over some very basic financial information with you.

FPA is still in the process of applying to become an Illinois Medicaid provider. For this reason we can only provide free abortion care at this time. We can provide you with a prescription for birth control which you can fill at the pharmacy using your medical card. 

If you live outside of Illinois or are not eligible for Illinois Medicaid, please know that Family Planning Associates does offer affordable abortion, gynecological care, and family planning services. While abortion services are not free of charge entirely we will do everything we can to help you get the financial assistance you need. Please let one of our staff members know if you are facing financial hardship and in need of help with your payment. 

If I have no money can you help me get a free abortion?

If you have current Illinois Medicaid coverage or are eligible for Illinois Medicaid and willing to apply for coverage, we are able to provide abortion care for you at no cost. Starting January 1, 2018 Illinois Medicaid began covering abortion care, for all women receiving their health benefits, making the abortion procedure free for you. This includes free medication abortion up to 10.0 weeks and free in-office abortion care with sedation up to 23.3 weeks.  

For women who live out of state or are not eligible for Illinois Medicaid- at FPA we work very hard to make sure that all patients can afford our services regardless of insurance coverage. We offer discounted fees when a patient is uninsured or facing financial hardship. Many of our patients receive financial assistance from The National Abortion Federation and other abortion funds when possible. We will work with you to help you get financial assistance you need. 

 

 


Please call your nearby facility for current fees & scheduling information:

Downtown Chicago
312-462-1846
659 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago IL 60661

Northwest Chicago
773-362-5465
4341 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago IL 60641