You live in a state that allows telehealth abortion.
This means you can consult a medical provider using phone or computer and have pills mailed to your home.
These services offer:
Can be shipped to courier service addresses in Mexico for cross-border pick up
Medical tests may be required for some patients
Telefem states that it is a telemedicine abortion service offering abortion pills for up to 10 weeks of gestation. The process includes: empathetic, stigma-free counseling, medical consultation, abortion pills (mifepistone plus misoprostol), shipment and follow-up consultation. Medical tests (blood and ultrasound) may be required for some patients.
MEDICATIONS CAN BE SHIPPED TO COURIER (FEDEX & ESTAFETA) PICK UP LOCATIONS IN MEXICO ALONG THE BORDER FOR PICK UP FROM ARIZONA AND TEXAS.
These services offer:
These services offer:
A note about online pharmacies:
Plan C tested the online pharmacies listed here by buying pills from them. The services we list all shipped pills to us at our home addresses. They are not scams. But, we do not operate these sites and cannot guarantee they will be reliable in the future. See our FAQ for more information about how online pharmacies work.
Learn more about potential legal risks of accessing pills through alternative suppliers by reading our FAQ. You can also contact the free, confidential Repro Legal Helpline (online or at 844-868-2812) to discuss your specific situation.
Remember, another option is Aid Access, a digitally-secure, doctor-supported service that mails pills to all states and automatically includes extra misoprostol for people who are more than 9 weeks. They provide medical support and also offer discounts. For more information, see the Telehealth Services section above.
People who live in states with restrictive laws are still accessing at-home abortion pills by using creative options like mail forwarding services, driving across state borders, or using General Delivery addresses. Below you can read examples of how this has worked, then search for a provider in one of your neighboring states.
Examples of how this has worked:
People use mail forwarding (also called a virtual mailbox) as one way to access abortion pills. They use a telemedicine service in another state and a mail forwarding service to get pills mailed to their home. It takes about one week to get the pills this way. The $45-55 it costs is often much less than the gas to drive to another state. It saves on taking off from work or finding babysitting. Since the pills are recommended for up to 11 or 12 weeks from the last period, there is often time. Here is an example of how one person did this.
FIRST: She checked our map of states. She found a state that has telehealth abortion services. She chose California because it had many services.
SECOND: She set up a "virtual mailbox" in California. She used PostScan Mail. (NOTE: Our research has found that iPostal1.com returns packages that contain medicine.)
THIRD: She checked our Guide to find a telehealth abortion service in California (where she had the virtual mailbox).
FOURTH: She watched her virtual mailbox account in California so she would know when the package arrived.
FIFTH: She cancelled the virtual mailbox so that she would not be charged another monthly fee.
Some people use a telemedicine service in another state and drive across state lines to pick up the pills. Here is an example of how someone did this.
FIRST: They checked our map of states and found a neighbor state that has telehealth abortion services (Illinois was closest).
SECOND: They checked our Guide to find a telehealth service in Illinois.
THIRD: When the provider asked where to send the pills, they gave a friend’s address in Illinois.
FOURTH: Their friend told them the package arrived. They went to their friend’s house to pick up the package. Their friend offered to re-send the package to them, but it was faster for them to drive.
Some people use a “general delivery” address in another state and drive across state lines to pick up the pills. Here is an example of how someone did this.
FIRST: They checked our map of states and found a neighbor state that has telehealth abortion services (New Mexico was closest to them).
SECOND: They checked our Guide to find a telehealth service in New Mexico.
THIRD: When the provider asked where to send the pills, they gave a “general delivery” address in a town that they could easily get to. General Delivery is a free service at many US Post Offices. It is a way to receive mail when you don’t have a physical address. Here’s how they did it.
FOURTH: They used the package tracking information provided by the clinic to find out when the package was delivered to the General Delivery Post Office. Then, they went to the Post Office in New Mexico to pick up the package.
Get answers to common questions about how abortion pills work and how to access them.
Connect with a clinician through the M+A (Miscarriage + Abortion) Hotline, a free and confidential service.
Connect with a peer counselor or doula through Reprocare for free and confidential help understanding how to get pills and how to use them.
States shown in green offer telehealth abortion. Locate your nearest state and search for a provider.
This service is provided by a licensed physician from abroad. The pills provided are generic versions of the medication which are shipped from an Indian pharmacy.
This service is provided by community volunteers. The pills provided are generic versions of the medication which are shipped from within the United States by volunteers.
This service is provided by an unregulated online pharmacy. No medical consultation or prescription is required or provided. The pills provided are generic versions of the FDA-approved medications, usually made in India.