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Choices is a woman-owned and operated medical facility serving women in New York City and surrounding areas for over 45 years. Our team of board-certified medical professionals and support staff offer safe, trusted, comprehensive care and services at the highest level. Our state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of Jamaica Queens, NY.
Choices Women’s Medical Center was founded to provide the best possible health care for women. This remains our core mission. At our state-of-the-art facility and with a staff of top medical professionals devoted to women’s mental and physical well being, Choices offers comprehensive prenatal and gynecological care that includes regular “well-woman” exams, birth control, prenatal care and abortion to 24 weeks. We specialize in assisting teens with reproductive health issues, and all our services are entirely confidential. You can apply for and receive Emergency Medicaid on the spot, and other forms of financial help are available. AT CHOICES, OUR SPECIALITY IS YOU!
More Late Night Hours and Immediate Care Comes to Choices
Can’t find time to see a doctor? Need to take time off from work? Can’t find a babysitter? Choices can help with more evening hours after 5:00 pm.
You can walk in, call or make an appointment online for all your gynecological or prenatal needs. If you are in pain, show symptoms of an infection or need to speak to one of our Board Certified providers or licensed counselors, just get in touch. We serve patients from all five boroughs, Nassau, Suffolk and out of town.
We offer prompt treatment and courteous quality care. Can’t get an appointment to see your own gynecologist and don’t want to go to the ER? Choices is the ideal alternative. We are near major subway and bus lines and the LIRR. Choices accept Medicaid, most healthcare insurances, debit cards, credit cards and cash.
Don’t have health insurance coverage? Choices has in-house insurance specialists that can help you apply and provide information on government programs that could cover your medical care. Are you on Medicaid? If so, you will get a free, round-trip Metro Card to cover transportation costs. For immediate and late night care, for questions related to billing or insurance, or to speak to speak to a Choices health care specialists, just call Choices at 718-786-5000 or text the word “CHOICES” to 27126.
Message From Merle
Sometimes we take for granted just how significant our work at Choices is. I thought about this when I read a shocking report released this month about the increase in maternal mortality in the U.S.
According to new research published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the estimated maternal death rate – the rate at which women die during pregnancy, in childbirth or shortly afterwards – rose 27 percent in the U.S. from the years 2000 to 2014 – while at the same time, the maternal death rate decreased for the vast majority of countries, even in some of the very poorest. The New York Times printed an editorial about this report and said “America’s record is unconscionable.” I couldn’t agree more.
When Choices decided to move to Jamaica, Queens four years ago, we were aware of the need for good healthcare for women, and especially reproductive healthcare, including gynecological services and prenatal care. We soon learned from the women who began to stream to our doors that we couldn’t offer just standard prenatal care, no matter how good our services and how caring our doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are. We needed to screen for conditions of life that could impact a woman’s pregnancy – and train our skilled staff in detecting and safely caring for high-risk pregnancies, working closely with high-risk specialists and with our patients themselves to ensure their own health and the health of their babies. So we expanded and broadened the scope of our services.
Another important ingredient for good maternal health care is the ability to access the care you need. At Choices, pregnant patients, including those without citizenship papers, can apply for Presumptive Medicaid and get coverage on the spot for appointments that day. We also can help all patients apply for other financial aid programs if needed.
In many ways, Choices does, indeed, exemplify what women’s health care must be if maternal mortality statistics – and statistics for good healthcare generally – are going to change. I am proud of all the Choices staff for being part of this model.