Abortion Pill or Medical Abortion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at Choices Women’s Medical Center are included on this page. Frequently Asked Questions are answered about Abortion in General, Surgical Abortion, Pregnancy, and Choices in General on separate pages. Choices is woman-owned and operated with mainly women staff.
Do you provide the “Morning After” Pill?
Yes, we do provide the “Morning After” Pill at Choices. Plan B, or the “morning after” pill, is also covered by most insurances and Medicaid.
Do you offer free pregnancy testing?
Yes, Choices offers free urine pregnancy testing. The urine pregnancy test detects pregnancy approximately four weeks after conception or about two weeks after your first missed period. This test can detect pregnancy as early as 10 days after conception. All testing can be performed on a walk-in basis.
What is medical abortion?
Medical abortion is a method to terminate pregnancy non-surgically with medication. This method is available to women under ten weeks of pregnancy. The medication used is Mifeprex and Cytotec tablets.
What if the pill doesn’t work?
In a small percentage of cases, the tablets given for non-surgical abortion do not cause miscarriage. In these cases, the patient could require a surgical pregnancy termination.
Do I have to make an appointment for a medical abortion?
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.
Do I need a pregnancy test done at your clinic before scheduling an appointment?
No. Your pregnancy test is performed when you arrive for your appointment.
Can you change your mind about your abortion after you’ve taken the first abortion pill at Choices?
Hopefully, after you have met with a Choices counselor and discussed all the issues surrounding your pregnancy you will be committed to your decision. However, there are times that circumstances and minds can change.
Studies on the abortion pill show that if you take the first medicine, but not the second, the abortion pill is less likely to work. So, if you’ve begun the process of having an abortion by the abortion pill but are having second thoughts, it is very important to contact Choices right away to talk about your best next steps and what to expect. Choices has nurses available 24/7 by calling 718-786-5000.
What kind of insurance do you accept for medical abortion? Is it covered?
Choices accepts most private insurances, subject to verification based on the service you are receiving:
Consumer Health Network
United Community Health/Essential Plans
Choices also partners with the following funding agencies for abortion coverage: 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.