There are many types of birth control available. CHOICES is here to help you find the one that is right for you.
All people should have control over if and when they become parents. Making decisions about birth control, or contraception, is not easy – there are many things to think about. Learning about birth control methods you or your partner can use to prevent pregnancy and talking with your doctor are good ways to get started.
There is no “best” method of birth control. Each method has its own pros and cons. Some methods work better than others do at preventing pregnancy. The birth control method you choose should take into account your overall health, how often you have sex, the number of sexual partners you have, if you want to have children, how well each method works (or is effective) in preventing pregnancy, any potential side effects, and your comfort level with using the method.
Birth Control Consultation
Includes a discussion of your medical history and birth control options with our nurse practitioner and a prescription for the birth control of your choice. This type of appointment does not include lab work or a physical exam. More information on birth control at Choices.
Depo Provera Shot
This fee is for established patients, and it includes the Depo Provera shot and a consultation with our medical practitioner. If you are a new patient, you will need to have a wellness exam. More information on birth control at Choices.
LARCs (IUDs and Implants)
LARCs are long-acting, reversible contraception methods such as the birth control implant, Nexplanon®, progestin intrauterine systems Liletta® and Mirena® and the copper T intrauterine device, ParaGard®. All of these methods can be safely used by women and teens, and all of these methods have less than a 1% failure rate for typical users (World Health Organization, 2010).
Covered services include initial/counseling visit, device cost and insertion visit, STI testing, cervical cancer screening (if indicated), and one follow-up visit.