These times are stressful for everyone. We know patients are very concerned about keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, and rightly so. You need access to the best medical care possible while protecting yourself and your family from COVID-19. Choices offers the care you need in the safest possible setting. As an essential healthcare provider, Choices remains open during the pandemic. There are no age restrictions for any of our services, and your care is completely private, between you and your healthcare provider. We take all insurances, can sign you up for Medicaid for same-day appointments, and can help you find other financial assistance. Immigrants are welcome and no citizenship papers are necessary.
For more information on COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit the CDC’s website for further updates.
We recently received this feedback from a Choices patient and want to share it with you.
Following are answers to questions that we have been asked lately.
Does Choices do appointments by Telemedicine? Can I stay at home and talk to a doctor online?
What safety precautions does Choices take?
Can I get an abortion at Choices during the COVID-19 crisis? Yes. Medical abortions (the “abortion pill”) are available up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. Surgical (in-clinic) abortionsare available up to 24 weeks. If you decide to have an abortion or want to talk to a counselor about it by Telemedicine, we urge you to make an appointment as soon as possible. Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures there is, but later procedures are costlier and can carry more risk. Post-abortion follow-up visits are important and are included as part of this care.
Can I see a counselor during the COVID-19 crisis? Yes. Choices offers full options counseling for all our patients. This means you will talk to a licensed social worker who will address any concerns or questions you may have about your care. In your pre-abortion Telemedicine counseling session, your counselor will 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. Counselors can also assist with substance abuse problems or intimate partner violence and can refer you to specialized agencies.
Can I see a gynecologist during the COVID-19 crisis? Yes. We are seeing gynecological patients for serious, symptomatic vaginal problems. Please call to set up an appointment. We are postponing routine Well Woman Care in-person visits and will be glad to put your name on a wait-list and call you when we can see you.
Can I get prenatal care during this time? Yes. Prenatal care is essential to having a healthy pregnancy and delivery – the earlier in your pregnancy the better. Prenatal care can help in managing chronic conditions and can catch warning signs of problems before they become serious and endanger your and your baby’s health. We are urging our patients to make and keep appointments, practicing social distancing in getting here. If you are having trouble finding appropriate transportation, please call and we will arrange a safe way for you to get to Choices.