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Patients come to Choices Women’s Medical Center from all over the country and around the world because of our reputation as a leader in providing the best quality abortion care and reproductive health services. Since 1971 we have provided abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy with no waiting periods or other restrictions.
Top-rated physicians and medical facilities send patients to us for abortion care because they know they will be cared for with compassion, confidentiality and the highest level of skill. All of this makes Choices the first choice of many patients who need abortion care and live outside New York City.
Choices is conveniently located in Queens, New York near JFK Airport and an easy commute via subway, train, bus or car from all New York City boroughs and the Tri-State Region.
Choices also offers special assistance for our out-of-town patients. When you call for an appointment, ask to speak to an Out-of-Town Counselor who will help you with all your needs: transportation to and from NYC, overnight housing if needed and financial assistance. And remember, everything is entirely confidential.
New York State allows abortion up to 24 weeks with NO limitations. NO age restrictions. NO requirements that you notify parents or partners, NO waiting periods. In most cases, you can get a next-day appointment at Choices. Your decision about what to do about an unwanted pregnancy is entirely up to you. Your pre-abortion counseling session will answer all your questions and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision that is right for you.
Overnight Housing: Helping You Find Affordable or No-Cost Overnight Housing
If you are coming for a procedure that requires two days (generally between 13 and 24 weeks of pregnancy) or traveling from a long distance, you may need to stay overnight. Choices can recommend nearby hotels. We can also connect you with Haven Coalition, a volunteer network of caring people who will host your stay at one of their homes and, if needed, can arrange for someone to accompany you to your appointment at Choices. (See their website, havencoalition.org) We are here to assist you, no matter where you’re from.
Financial Assistance: Helping Fund the Services You Need
Choices currently accepts Medicaid from New York and will soon be able to accept Medicaid from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Choices will never turn patients away simply because they can’t afford care. We also accept most insurances. We partner with funding agencies and organizations that can help pay for abortion services for low-income women, as well as cover transportation to NYC and overnight housing. Call and let us know how we can help. We are here for you.
Our Funding Partners
Choices Women’s Medical Center works closely with the following funding agencies to provide financial assistance for patients seeking abortion services at our facility.
The New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) supports people who are unable to pay fully for an abortion and live in or travel to New York State by providing financial assistance and connections to other resources.
Women’s Reproductive Rights Access Project (WRRAP) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization helping women gain access to safe, legal abortion services and emergency contraceptives. We work with pre-qualified, reputable reproductive health clinics across the U.S. on behalf of disadvantaged women in need.
National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) works with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.
Midwest Access Coalition (MAC) envisions a world in which all people have access to safe, free, legal abortions wherever they live. As a practical abortion fund, MAC helps people traveling to, from, and within the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) access a safe, legal abortion with support in the following areas: travel coordination and costs, lodging, food, medicine, and emotional support.
The Brigid Alliance is an organization that provides logistical and financial support for travel and housing for patients seeking abortion:
- Transportation assistance – bus, plane, and train tickets or funds to cover gas, tolls, and parking.
- Housing assistance – hotel accommodations or referrals to local practical support.
- Additional expenses – reimbursement for taxis or referrals to local practical support.
- Referrals to local practical support organizations for: clinic escort services, emotional support, overnight housing, and other support.