How much is an abortion in Ames?

The cost of abortion varies widely, and it is dependent on various factors, including, but not limited to 1:

  1. Do you have Health Insurance? If you have health insurance, you may call your insurance provider to see what coverage you have in terms of abortion services.
  2. No Health Insurance? If you do not have health insurance, your out-of-pocket cost may be higher. Some government health insurance plans assist with abortions, however, not every insurance covers abortion.
  3. What is the Cost of an Abortion? The cost of an abortion varies from state to state and clinic to clinic. It is important to gather all the information regarding cost prior to your abortion. There may be additional fees for lab testing and/or an anesthesiologist depending on the type of abortion.
    1. The abortion pill can cost up to $1000.
    2. A surgical abortion can cost up to $1500 in your first trimester and may cost more in your second trimester.
  4. How far along in your pregnancy are you? It is important to know how far along you are in the pregnancy, which is called gestational age. The farther along you are in your pregnancy, the more your abortion may cost.
  5. What are the Types of Abortion? There are different types of abortion services.
    1. The abortion pill, also referred to as a medical abortion and it includes two different medications
      1. Mifepristone, also known as RU-486, is taken first to stop the pregnancy from growing.
      2. Misoprostol is taken up to 48 hours after the Mifepristone to empty your uterus.
      3. Antibiotics may be given to prevent infection.
    2. A surgical abortion:
      1. A D&C (Dilation and Curettage) – up to 12 weeks after last period.
      2. A D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) – up to 24 weeks after last period.

The specific cost of an abortion depends on the type of procedure and the size of the fetus, which are based on gestational age. The price rises as the pregnancy progresses. Prices vary by provider. Clinics and private practice abortionists typically offer lower costs than hospitals. The national average of a first-trimester abortion can cost up to $1500. Second trimester abortions cost $1200-$2100 or more. 1

Some states may have age restrictions or waiting periods 2. If you would like to know more about abortion laws in the state of Washington, please feel free to contact us. Laws are changing rapidly from state to state and new legislation is being introduced regarding abortion regularly. Our staff and medical professionals would be happy to educate you about abortion.

Are you considering abortion? Are you unsure of your options? Here at Obria Medical Clinics we specialize in helping you through the process. Our onsite medical professionals will answer your questions in a caring and confidential way. We would be happy to serve you.

Contact us today:

Obria Medical Clinics-Ames

1606 Golden Aspen Dr.
Suite 105
Ames, IA 50010

Call (515) 620-5892



1 Planned Parenthood (2014). Abortion. Retrieved from

Planned Parenthood (2019). How do I get the abortion pill? Retrieved from Abortion cost 50010

Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. It is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines, and had a 2017 population of 66,498.[6] The U.S. Census Bureau designates the Ames metropolitan statistical area as encompassing all of Story County; combined with the Boone, Iowa micropolitan statistical area (Boone County, Iowa), the pair make up the larger Ames-Boone combined statistical area.