IUD stands for intrauterine device. This is a type of birth control that can be inserted in the uterus and provide protection for several years. There are many types of IUD devices available.
Types of IUDs
There are several types of IUDs available. They work for different time periods and have different amounts of hormones. The most popular IUDS are:
- Liletta. This device protects against pregnancy for three years. It is a progestin only birth control option. This device contains the hormone levonorgestrel 52mg.
- Mirena. This device protects against pregnancy for five years. It is a progestin only birth control option. This device contains the hormone levonorgestrel 52mg.
- Skyla. This device protects against pregnancy for three years. It is a progestin only birth control option. This device contains the hormone levonorgestrel 13.5mg.
- Paragard. This device protects against pregnancy for ten years. It doesn’t contain any hormones; it contains copper.
Does My Insurance Cover an IUD?
Many insurances do cover birth control. In order to determine whether you insurance covers an IUD, you will need to call your insurance company. For some types of IUDs, we can submit a request to determine your benefits. If you would like us to submit a request on your behalf, you will need to come into the office and sign the request form.
How Do I Get an IUD?
- Sign IUD policy form.
- Sign IUD request form.
- If you are eligible, make an appointment.
How Long Does it Take to Determine my Eligibility for an IUD?
It depends on the type of device that you want. It may take a week or longer to determine eligibility. Once your eligibility is determined, it may take additional time to order the device. If your pharmacy benefits cover the IUD, the pharmacy will call you before sending us the IUD. Please make sure to return their call, or the sending of your device may be delayed. Please give us a call if you haven’t heard back after a few weeks.
Follow Up Visit
Once the device is inserted, you will return in one month to make sure the device is still in place. Make sure to return for your follow up visit.