Emergency Medicaid

Choices Women's Medical Center provides New York State Emergency Medicaid services for same-day abortions.

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please call 718-SAY-CARE and ask for the Medicaid Department. You will be asked to come to the clinic with the proper documents. You will find out immediately whether or not you qualify.

* Patients Can Also Apply On-Site for Emergency Medicaid at Our main Location in Jamaica Queens.

Please bring the following original documents with you:

  • Valid photo ID (must be government issue and cannot be expired)
  • Birth Certificate or Passport (if your Birth Certificate is in a foreign language, you must have a notarized translation to English)
  • Social Security Card (if applicable)
  • Proof of Address (must be under the patient's name and dated within 3 months. PO Box addresses are not accepted)
  • Proof of Income OR, if you are a full time student under the age of 21, Proof of Enrollment
  • Medicaid approval lasts for 45 days and does not cover the cost of prescriptions.


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


Free Metrocard programAsk an appointment coordinator or the front desk about our free NYC MetroCard program for qualified Medicaid abortion patients and our MetroCard/Dunkin' Donuts gift card for post-abortion Medicaid patients.

Choices is one of the only medical centers with a Family Planning Benefit Program that offers same-day application and same-day procedure. With proper documentation, our program offers FREE family planning and GYN visits as well as FREE round trip Metrocards for Medicaid patients.

Choices will never turn a patient away simply because she can’t afford an abortion. If you're one of the many women wondering, "Where can I get a free abortion?" staff members will help create a financial plan that suits each patient’s individual circumstances, because no patient should have to compromise the quality of her health care due to her economic status.

Choices is committed to helping ALL women obtain abortions, even those from states with restrictive abortion laws. Our Out-of-Town program is designed to encourage and support women from other states to come to our abortion clinic to carry out their reproductive decisions. We accept Medicaid from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware, and will help patients arrange affordable transportation and hotel accommodations. We are affiliated with Haven Coalition, a volunteer organization that provides an escort for patients to and from an abortion.

Choices has obtained the highest accreditation from AAAHC, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and is regulated by the Department of Health.