If you have health insurance, you can get an IUD or implant with no co-pay.

  • Start by saying that you want to make an appointment to get an implant or an IUD
  • Mention your age (especially if you are under 18) and your history of previous pregnancies
  • If you are interested in a specific product, make sure the clinic stocks that particular brand of implant or IUD
  • If you need emergency contraception, be clear about when you had unprotected sex and make sure they can insert the Copper T IUD within the critical five day (120 hour) timeframe
  • Find out how many appointments will be required to have your implant or IUD inserted
  • Ask about the cost of an implant or IUD and discuss how you plan to pay (e.g., Medicaid, private insurance, cash)
  • Ask if you should take over-the-counter pain medication (e.g., Advil, Motrin) before your appointment to reduce possible discomfort during insertion
  • If you would rather see a female provider, mention your preference so the right person can be scheduled for your appointment
  • Set up a reminder through Bedsider to make sure you don’t miss the appointment