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Free state health insurance to pay for abortion (Medicaid)

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Oregon has a state health insurance program (called Medicaid, or Oregon Health Plan) that pays for most health care services, including abortion. Depending on your income, you could qualify for this free health coverage. Only U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents of more than five years qualify. Undocumented immigrants and legal permanent residents of fewer than five years do not qualify.

Who can qualify for Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan)

  • People within certain income limits 
  • Minors who are able to get help from parents or guardians to apply
  • U.S. citizens 
  • Legal permanent residents of at least five years

Who does not qualify for Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan)

  • People with other health insurance plans
  • People whose income is too high to qualify 
  • Legal permanent residents of fewer than five years
  • Undocumented immigrants

How to apply

You can apply to Oregon Health Plan at oregonhealthcare.gov, or call toll-free at 1-800-699-9075. In-person application help is available if you need it.

Other options for abortion funding

  • Contact your abortion clinic to see if help is available through the clinic.
  • The Network for Reproductive Options (NRO) is an abortion fund in Eugene that serves Oregon residents who do not qualify for Oregon Health Plan. You can reach NRO at (541) 513-6607.

The CAIR Project – the Pacific Northwest’s abortion fund

For financial help from CAIR, please call our hotline at 1-888-644-CAIR (2247).

Funding is limited, and we cannot guarantee help to every caller. Grants are sent directly to the abortion clinic. 

When you call our hotline, please be prepared to leave a message with:

  • Your name and how to spell it
  • Phone number, including area code
  • How far along you are in the pregnancy
  • The date of your abortion appointment
  • The best time to call you back

Our trained volunteer advocates will return your call within 24 hours, Monday – Friday. Please note that calls are returned from a blocked number to protect your privacy.

Traveling to Portland for an abortion?

  • If you need help with travel and a place to stay in the Portland area, be sure to tell your abortion clinic. Funds may be available through NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s Spring Adams Fund.
  • Abortion doula services, as well as help with travel, are available through the Cascade Abortion Support Collective (CASC). You can reach CASC at (503) 610-0692.

Abortion law in Oregon

  • Oregon has a state health insurance program (called Medicaid, or Oregon Health Plan) that pays for most health care services, including abortion. 
  • While there is no law that requires parental consent or notification in Oregon, any minor under the age of 15 receiving medical care or treatment, including abortion, is required to have parental consent.
  • There are no laws in Oregon that limit how late in the pregnancy abortions can be performed.