Abortion Is Legal and Protected in New York

In New York State, abortion is:

  • Safe
  • Legal
  • Available to all

Learn more about abortion and your rights.

Abortion is legal and protected in New York. You can get counseling and abortion care at many health centers in New York City.

If you are a teenager, you can get sexual health services, including abortion care, at a clinic without your parents' permission or knowledge.

Services are confidential, free or very low-cost, and open to all. You will be helped regardless of your immigration status.

You can find abortion providers online or by phone.


Find an abortion provider.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: New York City Abortion Access Hub
  • Phone Number: (877) 692-2482
  • Business Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM

You can get confidential, on-demand abortion care from the comfort of your home through NYC Health + Hospitals’ Virtual ExpressCare.

You can access services:

  • By video or phone
  • 9 AM to 9 PM, 7 days a week
  • Without an appointment
  • In over 200 languages


At your visit, you will talk with a licensed health care provider.

They can offer:

  • Screening and assessment
  • Options counseling
  • Prescriptions for medication abortion and delivery in 1 to 4 business days
  • Connections to in-person care or procedures
  • Follow-up after abortion


To be eligible for Virtual ExpressCare, you must be:

  • Pregnant
  • 15 years of age or older
  • In NYC at the time of the visit
  • In NYC when taking abortion medication

You don’t need to show proof of residency or immigration status. Parental consent isn’t required.

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Learn more about Virtual ExpressCare.

By Phone

  • Agency: NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Division: Virtual ExpressCare
  • Phone Number: (718) 360-8981
  • Business Hours: Daily: 9 AM - 9 PM

Health insurance, including Medicaid, may cover the cost of an abortion. Contact your health insurer to find out what your plan covers.

You may be eligible for New York State Medicaid to cover your abortion procedure if you do not have other coverage. Pregnant New Yorkers can qualify for Medicaid at higher income levels.

If you need help paying for your appointment, visit:

If you need help with travel or lodging costs related to your appointment:

  • Brigid Alliance provides help with travel expenses. You can make an appointment at one of their partner clinics to access this help.
  • Haven Coalition provides help with overnight lodging for those who have to travel to New York City for an abortion.

To find an abortion provider outside of New York City, visit:

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