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ExpressCare can now help you get abortion care and options counseling. We are here daily to help you with your health needs.

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Abortion Care

Our expanded virtual ExpressCare services offer a wide range of resources to those who need it at low cost with compassion.

We are offering options counseling, screening, assessment, and medication abortion (termination of pregnancy) via telehealth, 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. On-demand and no appointments needed to talk to a board-certified provider from the comfort of your home. Receive counseling about your pregnancy options and abortion care in a confidential, judgement-free environment. Our providers can provide screening and counseling, prescribe medication, and connect people to in-person care for any needed exams or procedures..

When should you use ExpressCare ?

  • If you have taken a pregnancy test and you are positive and are considering your options to end or continue your pregnancy.
  • If you are pregnant and would like to initiate abortion care by speaking with a provider for screening, counseling and assessment. Telehealth medication abortion services are available to eligible, consenting patients who are 15 years of age or older through Virtual ExpressCare. Parental consent is not required. If in-person care is more appropriate, the patient will be referred.
  • In addition, patients must attest to being in New York City at the time of the visit and must attest that they will be in New York City when they take the medication. We do not require proof of New York residency.

What to Know About Your Visit

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At your visit:

  • You’ll meet briefly with a telehealth agent who will connect you with your provider.
  • ExpressCare provides interpretation services in over 200 languages.
  • Your provider will discuss about your pregnancy options.
  • If indicated, your provider will connect you with in-person services you may need, including an in-person physical exam, imaging, and testing.
  • Follow-up calls, prescriptions and counseling may all be provided via telehealth.

What does the treatment entail?

Treatment services include:

  • Pregnancy options counseling and patient education including patient intake
  • Telehealth medical abortion evaluation, eligibility check, and medication delivery, if desired and appropriate, delivered to you within 1 to 4 business days.
  • Connections to and facilitation of in-person care
  • Follow-up after abortion care, both routine and problem-based.
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What medications will I take?

If we prescribe you medications, you will receive a kit within 1 to 4 business days after your visit, which will include:

  • Mifepristone (if available): You take the first medicine, mifepristone, when you receive the kit.
  • Misoprostol (if available): You take a second medicine a few hours later. . These two medications work together to safely and effectively end the pregnancy.
  • 2 Pregnancy Tests
  • You may receive supportive therapeutics as indicated, including pain and anti-nausea medications.

In the current political climate, the legal aspect of abortion is everchanging. We will adapt our protocols and medications as needed to comply with the law, continuing to offer safe and effective options based on research and science.

During the process, you will experience strong cramping and heavy vaginal bleeding for several hours, followed by cramping and bleeding similar to a heavy period. After the medication abortion, it is normal to continue to have some spotting and/or light vaginal bleeding for approximately two weeks and sometimes up to a month.

You may ovulate as soon as two weeks after an abortion. If you would like to avoid future pregnancy, we can provide contraceptive options that are appropriate for you.

How much does a telehealth abortion visit cost?

  • NYC Health + Hospitals serves patients regardless of their ability to pay. Virtual ExpressCare’s new medication abortion care will be covered like any other service. Patients with insurance may need to pay a copay depending on their insurance coverage.
  • If patients cannot afford to pay or are uninsured, Virtual ExpressCare will provide care and connect patients to trained financial counselors who can help them enroll in health insurance coverage or financial assistance, with per-visit fees as low as $0, depending on patients’ income and family size.

What if I am not eligible or need follow-up testing?

You will be connected to an NYC Health + Hospitals in-person center and we can facilitate an appointment that works best for you.

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