Out of Town Program

Download our Out of Town Brochure

Choices Women's Medical Center is taking a proactive stand to assist women who live in states that have abortion restrictions.

When our doors opened in 1971, our very first patient was from New Jersey, one of the states that did not allow abortion services at that time. Abortions are more widely available today, but many states still have restrictions that make them difficult to obtain, or don't have many abortion clinics available.

We help women navigate this obstacle by providing resources and assistance so they can access the care they need at our women's health clinic.

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

The out of town patient is assigned a special counselor at Choices, who will assist the patient throughout the process of making an appointment.  If the patient does not have a place to stay after the procedure, Choices has access to discounted hotel rates, which the assigned counselor will help the patient to access.

Haven Coalition Partnership

If you can't afford a hotel, Choices will coordinate with Haven Coalition, a volunteer organization that can provide you a free place to stay. Haven Coalition can also provide a free escort to accompany you to and from our abortion clinic in Queens.

If you can't afford an abortion, Choices has connections to funding agencies that can help arrange funding for the procedure. The Out of Town counselor assigned to you will help figure out a payment plan for the balance.

Choices is conveniently located in Jamaica, Queens, just minutes from LaGuardia and JFK Airport and is accessible by numerous NYC subway lines, as well as the Long Island Rail Road. Choices is a short subway ride away from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the NY Amtrak hub within Penn Station. For directions to Choices from anywhere in New York City, we recommend visiting HopStop.com.

Our switchboard is open 7 days a week for appointments.

Monday - Friday: 7 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 7 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm

Call (800) 421-7079 or (718) 786-5000
Ask to speak to our Out of Town Counselor.

or TEXT 'choices' to 27126