The role your partner plays in your abortion is up to YOU. Many women choose to tell their partners, boyfriends, or husbands about their abortion. Legally, it is only YOU who makes the final decision whether or not to have an abortion and your visit to Choices is completely private and confidential. On the day of your abortion, you will be assigned a licensed social worker who will provide comprehensive pregnancy options counseling and our expert medical support staff will be by your side throughout your abortion. You will never be alone. Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are currently not allowing any outside support people including partners into our facility. If you do not have a support person to help escort you home after your abortion, Choices will help link you to a trusted volunteer escort with Haven coalition who can help get you home safely and privately.
The cost depends on how far along you are and the kind of abortion you need. Choices takes most insurances and helps women get free or low-cost abortions.
Choices is not a free clinic but we can help you work out financing so abortions can be free or low-cost. Choices is privately owned by Merle Hoffman who founded Choices in 1971 shortly after New York State made abortion legal and two years before it was legalized nationally. To help women with the cost of an abortion, we work out financing for patients so abortion can be free or low-cost. We accept most insurance plans as well as NY Medicaid. New York State residents, including Nassau and Suffolk County residents, can apply for Presumptive (Emergency) Medicaid on site for an appointment that day. We also accept cash and all major credit cards. We partner with funding agencies so women can get free or low-cost abortions.
Yes, we do provide the “Morning-After” Pill at Choices. Also known as Plan B, it helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. Plan B is NOT an abortion pill. It does NOT affect or end an existing pregnancy. Plan B is covered by most insurances and Medicaid.
Appointments are always recommended. You may also walk-in for specific services. You can call 718-786-5000 to speak to one of our representatives or make an online appointment for any of our services. Chat is available 9am to 5pm on Monday to Saturday from links on most pages of our website.
Choices accepts most major insurances that cover abortion. Most insurance, including Medicaid, covers abortion services.
Choices also works with the following funding agencies to cover the cost of an abortion: NAF (National Abortion Federation), NYAAF (New York Abortion Access Fund), NNAF (National Network of Abortion Funds), and WRRAP (Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project).
Please click here to view our financial assistance page on our website for more information.
We can help NYC and Nassau and Suffolk residents apply for Presumptive (Emergency) Medicaid when you come in for your appointment. Choices also works with the following funding agencies to cover the cost of an abortion: NAF (National Abortion Federation), NYAAF (New York Abortion Access Fund), NNAF (National Network of Abortion Funds), and WRRAP (Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project).
Choices can help you in several ways:
Please call 718-349-9100, Ext 520 to speak with a Choices financial counselor who can assist you in abortion funding related questions.
If you have had a C-Section, there are certain limitations for surgical abortions at Choices. If you are in your first trimester (3 months) of pregnancy, you cannot have an abortion at Choices if you have had more than 3 C-sections. If you are 13-17 weeks pregnant, you cannot have an abortion at Choices if you have had more than 2 C-sections. If you are 18-20 weeks, you cannot have an abortion at Choices if you have had more than 1 C-Section. If you are more than 20 weeks pregnant, you cannot have an abortion at Choices if you have had a C-Section.
No. The procedure is very safe. Having an abortion is safer than a dental procedure and statistically has been proven to be 9 times safer than childbirth. The Choices physician performing the surgery is highly skilled and specializes in this procedure. Our staff is trained to offer the highest standard of medical care available.
Yes. A licensed social worker will talk with you to make sure you understand the procedure, feel certain about your decision and answer any questions you may have. She will review your medical history, pre- and post-operative instructions and discuss birth control options.
It has been our experience that the majority of our patients feel relief after the procedure. Every patient is unique, however, and may experience different and varied emotions. We understand that abortion may be a difficult decision for some patients, and the entire Choices staff is dedicated to serve you with compassion and sensitivity.
You will be given an ultrasound by our Ultrasound Technician, and our medical practitioner will perform a pelvic exam to determine the length of gestation.
A blood test performed in our lab will determine your RH factor. If your blood is RH negative, you will be given an injection of MicroRhoGAM following the procedure.
The contents of the uterus are sent to a pathology laboratory for analysis. The results of the analysis are sent to the doctor within 5 days of the procedure. You are also advised to return to the clinic two weeks after surgery for a postoperative evaluation.
Professional medical staff is available to our patients 24 hours every day. If you have any questions or are experiencing post-operative problems, please call Choices at any hour of the day or night. A RN will speak with you and may ask that you return to our clinic for evaluation.