Abortion Services at CHOICES

At Choices Women’s Medical Center, we are committed to making NYC abortion services and pregnancy testing available and accessible to every woman who needs it. We provide one-day abortion services, 2nd trimester abortion care, and medical abortion (the abortion pill).

As one of the best abortion clinics in New York City, our staff guides patients with the resources, compassion and medical expertise to make sure they get the quality care that they need. We are committed to helping every woman make the best decision for herself and her loved ones. You can see more detail about our abortion care below.

For those looking for free abortion coverage, Choices accepts Medicaid, which can help pay for your abortion. We also assist patients from outside of the state through our Out Of Town Program, and also accept Medicaid from New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. Patients can apply for Medicaid at our clinic in Queens, or at our new locations for Emergency Medicaid in Long Island.

Our abortion clinic is located in Queens, NY and is easily accessible from Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Long Island. Call us at 800-421-7079 or 718-SAY-CARE to make an appointment, or make an online appointment.

When you come to Choices, you’ll need to bring:
• Photo ID:
  (driver's license or other government-issued ID; school or workplace ID, or passport)
• Insurance card or other method of payment
• Someone to accompany you home
• An empty stomach (nothing to eat or drink past midnight the night before)

Read more about what to expect during your visit.

First Trimester Abortion

A first trimester abortion is one that is done within the first three months of pregnancy, or within about the first 12 weeks. This is usually determined by the number of days that have passed since the first day of the woman's last menstrual period.

Ending a pregnancy within the first trimester is the most common form of abortion, and when over 90 percent of all abortions in the U.S. are done. It is important that you make an appointment at Choices Women’s Medical Center as soon as you realize you are pregnant and have decided you do not want to carry the pregnancy to term. Learn more about a first trimester abortion.

Second Trimester Abortion

Choices Women’s Medical Center is one of the few clinics that offers abortion services up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. While most abortions in the U.S. are done in the first trimester, many women need abortions beyond that for a number of valid reasons. At Choices, we honor every patient’s right to choose in a completely nonjudgmental and confidential space.

Second trimester abortions are for terminations of pregnancies between 12 and 24 weeks, and are performed at our abortion clinic in NYC. We provide the care, resources and counseling to guide patients through a very safe surgical procedure. This procedure is done in two stages and will require you to come to Choices for part of two days. Learn more about second trimester abortion.

Medical Abortion (The Abortion Pill)

A medical abortion usually is done without surgery, and is carried out by taking oral medication. Either of two medications, Methotrexate or Mifepristone (RU486), can be used for medical abortion. Each of these medications is taken together with another medication, Misoprostol, to induce an abortion.

Methotrexate and Mifepristone work in different ways, and so they will have slightly different effects on a woman's body. One of our physicians can help a woman decide whether medically induced abortion is the right option for her, and which of the two drugs she should use.

Medical abortion can take anywhere from 3 days to 3-4 weeks, and requires a minimum of two visits to Choices Women’s Medical Center. Learn more about medical abortion.