Abortion Services

We respect every individual’s right to choose, and as one of the first abortion clinics founded before Roe v. Wade, we have been providing abortions with respect, honesty, and care since 1971. Abortion is the most commonly performed outpatient procedure and is statistically 9 times safer than childbirth. If you are considering an abortion, please get in touch with us for help. If you are out of state, click here to learn more about our Out-of-Town program for travel, funding, and overnight support for abortion care at CHOICES.

Services We Offer

There are two ways of ending a pregnancy: abortion pill up to 10 weeks of pregnancy and surgical or in-clinic abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, no matter your personal circumstance, income, or age. We provide free abortion pregnancy tests, as well as no-cost abortion options if you qualify.

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Abortion Pill

The Abortion Pill, also called a medication abortion, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks.
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Surgical Abortion

Surgical abortion is a short medical procedure completed in our licensed medical facility to end a pregnancy. We provide discrete surgical abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy in a safe, licensed supportive environment.
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Abortion Resources

CHOICES is here to give you accurate information about your pregnancy and the options you have.
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Pre- & Post-Abortion Counseling

You may experience a wide range of emotions before and after your abortion. Our expert counselors will help you work through them in a healthy way.

Making A Choice

Sometimes getting pregnant can have serious consequences; the mother’s age, lifestyle issues, domestic violence, substance abuse, health problems, lack of resources or no support may make it impossible to consider having a child. One of the most important and valuable aspects of Choices Women’s Medical Center is its ability to inform and educate pregnant women on all the options available to her: Abortion, Prenatal Care, and Adoption.

Abortion is an alternative that is offered to pregnant women who want or need to end an unwanted pregnancy. Choices Women’s Medical Center has been providing abortion services with respect, honesty and a high level of professional care for the past 50+ years.

Still Undecided?

Choose the type of abortion that is best for you.

Medical Abortion

(Up to 10 weeks)

  • Have an abortion in the privacy of your home, or a place that is comfortable to you.
  • Prefer to have the choice of being alone to having others with and around you during the abortion process.
  • Time period includes 3-4 hours at CHOICES including registration, lab work, sonogram, counseling, and meeting with a provider, and 48 hours at home.
  • Extreme pain, cramping and bleeding and, sometimes, nausea, diarrhea or chills.
  • Heavy bleeding and cramping during the passing of the pregnancy.
  • Only 91-95% effective, may require repeat medical abortion or surgical abortion.

Surgical Abortion

(Up to 24 weeks)

  • Faster procedure. Most in-clinic abortion procedures take about 5-10 minutes, while medical abortions can take up to 48 hours to complete.
  • Procedure is done at a licensed health center with professional nurses, doctors, and trained staff with you the entire time.
    Minimal pain and can be asleep during your abortion.
  • Most effective form of first trimester abortion, almost 100% effective, extremely rare to require a repeat procedure.
  • Must be done in-clinic and you will be at CHOICES for about 4-5 hours including registration, lab work, sonogram, counseling, the procedure, and recovery.
  • You must have an escort with you if you plan to be asleep during your procedure.

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Enter The First Day of Your Last Period to See Your Options

Please use this calculator before selecting your options from the appointment form below. Note: Seeing a trained medical professional is the only way to accurately determine the length of your pregnancy and what options are available.

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Why Choose CHOICES

Our providers are very experienced, and many are female. They use the best and safest abortion methods available, and CHOICES has won high ratings for safety and care.

Your abortion care, your concerns and all your personal information will be kept completely private

Your abortion care, your concerns and all your personal information will be kept completely private.

There are no waiting periods, age restrictions or permission needed from parents or partners. Abortion Care at CHOICES is affordable. Help is available. You can apply for Emergency Medicaid in our office for an abortion that day. All insurances are accepted, and reasonable self-pay plans are available. We work with Abortion Funding Sources to make sure no one will be turned away.

Your questions and needs are our priority. Licensed social workers will meet with you to discuss all your concern.

Abortion Frequently Asked Questions

The legal limit for abortions without restrictions in NY is 24 weeks.

Yes. Minors in New York State do not need to notify parents or get their consent.

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 counselor and or 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.

You can get a medication abortion (the “abortion pill”) up to 10 weeks at CHOICES. You can get surgical abortions up to 24 weeks at CHOICES.

The cost depends on how far along you are and the kind of abortion you need. CHOICES takes all 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 24/7 with links on all pages of our website.

No. Your pregnancy test is performed when you arrive for your appointment.

In most cases the abortion can be performed as early as the EPT pregnancy test shows positive results or at approximately 5 to 6 weeks. Make an appointment with us if your period is two weeks late.

CHOICES accepts most major insurances that cover abortion. Most insurance, including Medicaid, covers abortion services.

  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • Affinity (MEDICAID)
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Network
  • Empire BCBS
  • Empire Healthplus
  • Empire Healthplus (MEDICAID)
  • Fidelis
  • Fidelis (MEDICAID)
  • GHI (Emblem)
  • HIP (Emblem)
  • HIP (Emblem MEDICAID)
  • Health first
  • Health first (MEDICAID)
  • Humana Choices Care
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Metroplus
  • Metroplus (MEDICAID)
  • Multiplan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare (UHC)
  • United Community Health Plans (MEDICAID)
  • Wellcare
  • Wellcare (MEDICAID)
  • 1199

CHOICES also works with the following funding agencies to cover the cost of an abortion: MAC (Midwest Access Coalition), NAF (National Abortion Federation), NYAAF (New York Abortion Access Fund), NNAF (National Network of Abortion Funds), Texas Choice, The Brigid Alliance, WRRAP (Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project).

Please click here to view our financial assistance page on our website for more information.

Yes.

The cost varies from $600 to $3000, depending on how far along you are in pregnancy.

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: MAC (Midwest Access Coalition), NAF (National Abortion Federation), NYAAF (New York Abortion Access Fund), NNAF (National Network of Abortion Funds), Texas Choice, The Brigid Alliance, WRRAP (Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project).

CHOICES can help you in several ways:

  • You may qualify for Emergency Medicaid which covers pregnancy-related services, including both medical (“the pill”) and surgical abortions. Take our Emergency Medicaid Quiz to see if you qualify here
  • We can help secure funds for you from a funding agency or organization that will cover the cost.
  • We can help you work out a reasonable self-pay plan.

Please call 718-349-9100, Ext 520 to speak with a CHOICES' financial counselor who can assist you in abortion funding related questions.

Medical abortion or medication abortion, also known as the “abortion pill,” costs $600, which includes your first visit and a follow-up visit.

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.

Appointments are available for the same day or the following day. CHOICES is open Tuesday through Saturday.

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 will also be scheduled two weeks later for a post-procedure evaluation. 

Professional medical staff is available to our patients 24 hours every day. If you have any questions or are experiencing 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.

Yes, there is no evidence that having an abortion has any effect on future pregnancies.

Map & Directions

Choices Women’s Medical Center is located at 147-32 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY 11435, just two blocks from the Long Island Rail Road’s Jamaica Station and multiple New York City subway lines. For our out-of-town patients, we are also close to Kennedy and Laguardia airports. Our main entrance is just off Jamaica Avenue on 147th Street. Look for our blue awning.
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LaGuardia Airport

By Car:  We are 15-20 minutes away from LaGuardia Airport, approximately 6.2 miles.  Get directions here.

JFK International Airport

We are 15-20 minutes away from John F. Kennedy International Airport, approximately 4.5 miles.   Get directions here.

Penn Station

By Car:  Our Clinic is approximately 1 hour away from Pennsylvania Station Amtrak Train, approximately 13 miles.  Get directions by car.
By Train: Long Island Rail Road operates a train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica every 10 minutes. The journey takes 21 min. Get directions.

Schedule Your Appointment

Our team of board-certified medical professionals and support staff offer safe, trusted, comprehensive care and services at the highest level. Our state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of Jamaica Queens, NY.

Schedule an appointment with CHOICES today.

Additional Info

CHOICES understands and respects that not every person with the capacity for pregnancy identifies as a woman. We respect each individual’s gender identity, expression, and experience, and desire to be helpful and compassionate to all who need information about abortion or support.  As an expression of this concern, CHOICES initiated the first Trans Health Care Program in New York State in 2016.

While we do make an effort to use gender-inclusive language (person/people/they/them/patient) throughout our website, we do of course use woman/women/girls. We do so in order to acknowledge the long history of gender discrimination targeting women, the specialized health care that we provide, our experience with hundred of thousands of women using our services and the biological reality that only people with uteruses are biologically capable of become pregnant and carrying a fetus.

CHOICES believes that cost should never keep a person from having access to health care. If you’re asking, “Where can I get free or low-cost health services?” our Financial Counselors can help you apply on-site to government programs that can cover your medical care. You can apply in the morning and get services that same day. We take most insurances and work closely with nonprofits that fund abortion services and help with transportation and overnight housing for patients who need it. We take credit cards, cash and can arrange payment plans. Learn More Here.

CHOICES will never turn patients away simply because they can’t afford care. If you’re one of the many people wondering, “Where can I get free or low-cost health services?” staff members will help create a financial plan that suits each patient’s individual circumstances, including Emergency Medicaid, because no one should have to compromise the quality of their health care due to their economic status. Learn More Here.

CHOICES accepts most private insurances, subject to verification:

  • Affinity
  • Cigna
  • Empire BCBS
  • Health first
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Wellcare
  • And many more!
 

We are currently hiring for multiple full and part-time positions. Learn more on our Indeed Page.

If you live in a state where you can’t get an abortion, Choices Women’s Medical Center, founded in 1971, can provide you with an immediate, safe, and confidential appointment for abortion up to 24 weeks. 

With the new changes to laws, it has become difficult, if not impossible to receive an abortion in many states. We will help you come to CHOICES to receive the highest quality abortion care. We can help you with travel details including airfare and housing, the costs of your trip, and the cost of your abortion.

Our Out-of-Town Program was created with your needs in mind. In most cases, you can get an appointment within 1-3 days. New York State allows abortion up to 24 weeks with NO limitations. NO age restrictions. NO requirements that you notify parents or partners, NO waiting periods.

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