The following information covers Canadian residents and individuals with either work or student visas, people covered under their province or territory's health insurance system. If you are not covered by the health insurance of the province or territory where you are living then you will have to check with the local health authority to determine what costs are associated with services in your region.

Provinces and territories that appear as links below have NAF member facilities. Call the NAF Hotline at 1-800-772-9100 for referral to a member facility.

Nunavut

Coverage:
Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals - no fees

Abortion Services Offered:
To 12 weeks


Yukon

Coverage:
Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals - no fees

Abortion Services Offered:
To 12 weeks 6 days

Comments:
Both medical and surgical abortions available. Medical Plan covers after 12 weeks (including travel costs) to other facilities located outside the Yukon.


Northwest Territories

Coverage:
Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospital - no fees

Abortion Services Offered:
To 19 weeks 6 days

Comments:
Both medical and surgical abortions available. Medical Plan covers after 20 weeks (including travel costs) in other facilities located outside the territories.

British Columbia

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

Abortion Services Offered:
To 23 weeks 6 days

Comments:
The cost of Mifegymiso®, the medication used in medical abortion, is covered for people with valid MSP. BC has access zone legislation, which requires protesters to maintain a legally defined distance from abortion clinics.


Alberta

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

Abortion Services Offered:
To 24 weeks

Comments:
The cost of Mifegymiso®, the medication used in medical abortion, is covered for people under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan. Alberta has access zone legislation, which requires protesters to maintain a legally defined distance from abortion clinics.


Saskatchewan

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics.

Abortion Services Offered:
To 18 weeks 6 days

Comments:
Saskatchewan government pays for women to go to the two clinics in Alberta


Manitoba

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

Abortion Services Offered:
To 19 weeks 6 days

Comments:
The cost of Mifegymiso®, the medication used in medical abortion, is covered in the clinic and two hospitals that provide surgical abortion care services (located in Winnipeg and Brandon).


Ontario

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics*

Abortion Services Offered:
To 24 weeks

Comments:
*There are some clinics in Ontario which are not NAF members and charge a fee for non-insured services.

The cost of Mifegymiso®, the medication used in medical abortion, is covered to anyone who has valid OHIP. Ontario has access zone legislation, which requires protesters to maintain a legally defined distance from abortion clinics.


Québec

Coverage:
Abortions in Quebec in hospitals, CLSCs, or clinics are fully funded.

Abortion Services Offered:
To 23 weeks

Comments:
The cost of Mifegymiso®, the medication used in medical abortion, is covered for anyone with valid Québec Health Insurance. Québec has access zone legislation, which requires protesters to maintain a legally defined distance from abortion clinics.


New Brunswick

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals**

Abortion Services Offered:
To 16 weeks

Comments:
The cost of Mifegymiso®, the medication used in medical abortion, is covered for people with valid New Brunswick Health Insurance.
**There is an abortion clinic in Fredericton that is not funded by the government and people accessing abortion care services there will need to pay out of pocket expenses.


Nova Scotia

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals

Abortion Services Offered:
To 16 weeks, based on ultrasound results

Comments:
The cost of Mifegymiso®, the medication used in medical abortion, is covered for people with a valid Nova Scotia Health card.


Prince Edward Island

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortion at hospitals.

Abortion Services Offered:
To 12 weeks 6 days.

Comments:
The cost of Mifegymiso®, the medication used in medical abortion, is covered when accessed through the Women's Wellness Program at Prince County Hospital.


Newfoundland and Labrador

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at the clinic and hospital.

Abortion Services Offered:
To 15 weeks

Comments:
Newfoundland and Labrador has access zone legislation, which requires protesters to maintain a legally defined distance from the clinic.