Financial Assistance

Choices will never turn patients away simply because they can’t afford care at Choices. If you’re one of the many people wondering, “Where can I get free or low cost health services?” staff members will help create a financial plan that suits each patient’s individual circumstances, because no one should have to compromise the quality of their health care due to their economic status.

Choices Financial Services

Choices Women’s Medical Center provides New York State Emergency Medicaid to cover pregnancy-related services including prenatal care and abortion. You can apply on-site and be approved the same day as your appointment.

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please call 718-SAY-CARE and ask for the Medicaid Department. You will be asked to come to the clinic with the proper documents. You will find out immediately whether or not you qualify.

Please bring the following original documents with you:

  • Valid photo ID (must be government issue and cannot be expired)
  • Birth Certificate or Passport (if your Birth Certificate is in a foreign language, you must have a notarized translation to English)
  • Social Security Card (if applicable)
  • Proof of Address (must be under the patient’s name and dated within 3 months. PO Box addresses are not accepted)
  • Proof of Income OR, if you are a full time student under the age of 21, Proof of Enrollment
  • Medicaid approval lasts for 45 days and does not cover the cost of prescriptions.

Choices accepts Medicaid from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. Choices will ask for prior authorization, if required.

Choices is one of the only medical centers with on-site enrollment into the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) that offers same-day application and same-day procedure. With proper documentation, FPBP provides FREE family planning and GYN visits as well as FREE round trip Metrocards to Choices.

Eligibility for FPBP:

  • You are a female or male of childbearing age
  • You are a New York State resident
  • You are a U. S. citizen, national, Native American, have satisfactory immigration status, or hold a non-immigrant Temporary Visa
  • You meet certain income requirements (currently under 223% of the Federal Poverty Level)
  • You are not already enrolled in Medicaid

If you do not qualify for FPBP, you may qualify for The Family Planning Extension Program (FPEP).

Services that are covered:

  • All types of birth control
  • Emergency contraception (the “morning-after“ or “Plan B” pill) and follow-up
  • GYN exams, including Pap tests
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling*
  • STD testing, counseling, and treatment*
  • HIV counseling and testing*
  • Colposcopy, Cryo-therapy, and LEEP*

*when part of a family planning visit

Choices provides up to 26 months of free GYN services through our Family Planning Extension Program (FPEP) to residents of New York State when a pregnancy that was covered by Medicaid has ended and a woman does not qualify for FPBP and does not have any other insurance. FPEP is often automatic, regardless of immigration status.

Services covered under FPEP:

  • All types of birth control
  • Emergency contraception (the “morning-after“ or “Plan B” pill) and follow-up
  • GYN exams, including Pap tests
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling*
  • STD testing, counseling, and treatment*
  • HIV counseling and testing*
  • Colposcopy, cryo-therapy, and LEEP*

*when part of a family planning visit

Ask an appointment coordinator or the front desk about our free NYC MetroCard program for Medicaid patients.

Choices accepts most private insurances, subject to verification:

  • AFFINITY HEALTH
  • CARE PLUS HEALTH
  • CIGNA PLUS HEALTH
  • EMPIRE BC/BS
  • FIDELIS
  • GHI
  • GHI HMO
  • HEALTH FIRST
  • HEALTHNET
  • HEALTH PLUS
  • 1199 NBF MEDCO
  • AETNA
  • AFFINITY HEALTH
  • AFFINITY HEALTH
  • AMERICHOICE
  • AMERIGROUP
  • BC/BS ANTHEM
  • CARE PLUS-AMERIGROUP
  • CAREPLUS/AMERI
  • CIGNA
  • EMBLEMHEALTH
  • EMPIRE BC/BS
  • FIDELIS-MEDICAID
  • GHI
  • GHI HMO
  • GHI HMO FHP
  • HEALTHCARE PARTNERS
  • HEALTHFIRST-MEDICAID
  • HEALTHNET
  • HEALTHPLUS FHP
  • HIP
  • HIP
  • HIP MCDHMO
  • HORIZON BC/BS
  • HORIZON HEALTH
  • HPLUS-BC/BS
  • MAGNACARE
  • MERITAIN HEALTH
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICAID APG R
  • MEDICARE PART B
  • METROPLUS
  • METROPLUS ESSENTIAL PLAN
  • METROPLUS FHP
  • METROPLUS FHP
  • METROPLUS GOLD/SILVER
  • MULTIPLAN
  • NY PRESBY COMM
  • NY PRESBY COMM
  • OXFORD HEALTH
  • UMR UNITED HEA
  • UMR UNITED HEA
  • UNITED HEALTH CARE
  • UNITEDHEALTHCARE
  • WELLCARE/MEDICAID
  • WELLCARE FHP

Choices accepts Medicaid, most healthcare insurances and debit cards, credit cards and cash.

Choices is committed to helping ALL women obtain abortions, even those from states with restrictive abortion laws. Our Out-of-Town program is designed to encourage and support women from other states to come to our abortion clinic to carry out their reproductive decisions. We accept Medicaid from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware, and will help patients arrange affordable transportation and hotel accommodations. We are affiliated with Haven Coalition, a volunteer organization that provides overnight housing for abortion patients who need it and provides an escort for patients to and from an abortion.