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Financial Assistance

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.

Fast Track Emergency Medicaid

Choices Women’s Medical Center provides New York State Emergency Medicaid to cover pregnancy-related services including prenatal care and abortion. You can apply on-site and be approved the same day as your appointment.

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please call 718-786-5000 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.

Not sure if you qualify?

What to Bring with You

Please bring the following original documents with you:

  • Must be government issue and cannot be expired
  • Must be government issue and cannot be expired
  • Must be government issue and cannot be expired
  • Must be government issue and cannot be expired
  • Must be government issue and cannot be expired
  • 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.

Family Planning Programs and Transportation

CHOICES is one of the only medical centers with on-site enrollment into the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) that offers same-day application and same-day procedure. With proper documentation, FPBP provides FREE family planning and GYN visits, as well as FREE round trip Metro cards to Choices.

Eligibility for FPBP:

  • You are a female or male of childbearing age
  • You are a New York State resident
  • You are a U. S. citizen, national, Native American, have satisfactory immigration status, or hold a non-immigrant Temporary Visa
  • You meet certain income requirements (currently under 223% of the Federal Poverty Level)
  • You are not already enrolled in Medicaid
  • If you do not qualify for FPBP, you may qualify for The Family Planning Extension Program (FPEP)

Services that are covered:

  • All types of birth control
  • Emergency contraception (the "morning-after" or “Plan B” pill) and follow-up
  • GYN exams, including Pap tests
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling*
  • STD testing, counseling, and treatment*
  • HIV counseling and testing*
  • Colposcopy, Cryotherapy, and LEEP*

*when part of a family planning visit

CHOICES provides up to 26 months of free GYN services through our Family Planning Extension Program (FPEP) to residents of New York State when a pregnancy that was covered by Medicaid has ended and a woman does not qualify for FPBP and does not have any other insurance. FPEP is often automatic, regardless of immigration status.

Services covered under FPEP:

  • All types of birth control
  • Emergency contraception (the "morning-after" or “Plan B” pill) and follow-up
  • GYN exams, including Pap tests
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling*
  • STD testing, counseling, and treatment*
  • HIV counseling and testing*
  • Colposcopy, cryotherapy, and LEEP*

*when part of a family planning visit

Ask an appointment coordinator or the front desk about our free NYC Metro Card program for Medicaid and Managed Care Medicaid patients. You may qualify for free transportation to and from your appointment at CHOICES. Plans include: Affinity, Americhoice (UHC CM), Amerigroup, Fidelis Care, Healthplus, Healthfirst, Horizon Healthcare, Metroplus, and Wellcare. Please note, some insurances require authorization up to 3 days prior to your appointment. Call 718-786-5000 and ask to speak to one of our financial counselors today.

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Alternative Funding

CHOICES accepts Medicaid, most healthcare insurances and debit cards, credit cards, and cash.

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 overnight housing for abortion patients who need it and provides an escort for patients to and from abortion.

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Our Funding Partners

Choices Women’s Medical Center works closely with the following funding agencies to provide financial assistance for patients seeking abortion services at our facility.

The New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) supports people who are unable to pay fully for an abortion and live in or travel to New York State by providing financial assistance and connections to other resources.

Women’s Reproductive Rights Access Project (WRRAP) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization helping women gain access to safe, legal abortion services and emergency contraceptives. We work with pre-qualified, reputable reproductive health clinics across the U.S. on behalf of disadvantaged women in need.

National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) works with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.

National Abortion Federation (NAF) operates the largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual Hotline for abortion referrals and financial assistance in the U.S. and Canada. NAF provides callers with accurate information, confidential consultation, options counseling, and referrals to providers of quality abortion care. The Hotline is free and offers services to everyone, regardless of your individual situation. As a National Abortion Federation (NAF) member clinic, patients may be eligible for financial assistance for abortion care at Choices.

NAF Hotline:

NAF Hours:
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 11 pm EST
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm EST

Midwest Access Coalition (MAC) envisions a world in which all people have access to safe, free, legal abortions wherever they live. As a practical abortion fund, MAC helps people traveling to, from, and within the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) access a safe, legal abortion with support in the following areas: travel coordination and costs, lodging, food, medicine, and emotional support.

The Brigid Alliance is an organization that provides logistical and financial support for travel and housing for patients seeking abortion:

    • Transportation assistance – bus, plane, and train tickets or funds to cover gas, tolls, and parking.
    • Housing assistance – hotel accommodations or referrals to local practical support.
    • Additional expenses – reimbursement for taxis or referrals to local practical support.
    • Referrals to local practical support organizations for: clinic escort services, emotional support, overnight housing, and other support.

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.