When does Medical Assistance (PA Medicaid) pay for an abortion?

There are limited circumstances when a woman enrolled in Medical Assistance can use it to cover her abortion:

1. When the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.

2. When the pregnancy is a danger to the life of the woman due to physical or mental illness.

If you might be eligible for Medical Assistance payment of an abortion, click here.

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For Health Care Providers

The following forms and fact sheets are available for health care providers:

Medicaid FAQ for Medical Professionals

DPW form – Physician Certification for an Abortion – English | Spanish

DPW form - Recipient statement form – English | Spanish

DPW Medical Assistance Bulletin – Clarification of Payment Policy for Abortion Services