Wisconsin Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus Limited Abortion Coverage

Wisconsin Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus cover abortions in the following situations:

  • If an abortion is medically necessary to save the life of the woman.
  • If continuing the pregnancy will cause grave and long-lasting damage to the physical health of the woman.
  • If the pregnancy was the result of a sexual assault or incest. The crime must also be reported to the law enforcement authorities.

A doctor must sign a written statement attesting to one of the above situations.

Wisconsin Medicaid pays for office visits and other related services for a covered abortion.

More Information
For more information on abortions:

  • If you are enrolled in a Medicaid HMO, and need information about how or where to obtain an abortion, contact your Medicaid HMO's Customer Service.
  • Call Member Services at 800-362-3002.
  • If you are a health care provider and need additional information, consult the Provider Handbook.
Last Revised: August 1, 2019