We are a member of RAICE (Rapid Access IUD Centres of Excellence). RAICE is a network of clinic and health care providers who are experts in IUD insertion and care.
Getting an IUD at Planned Parenthood Regina requires two appointments–first, a 30-minute phone consult with our nurse (to get instructions and a prescription for your IUD) and after you’ve had the consult, you can schedule a 45-minute insertion. Even if you already have an IUD prescription from another healthcare provider, our practitioners require a consult with you to go over all of the instructions and information needed so that you receive the best care.
To keep wait times down, we are booking appointments one month at a time. Phone appointments are often available within a few days but might also take 1-3 weeks. In-person appointments for the following month become available for booking on the last Monday of every month until our schedule is full. Sometimes people may have to wait 3 or more weeks to be able to schedule their insertion.
Cost depends on which IUD you choose. Hormonal options are $400 and copper IUDs are $100. If you have secondary health benefits (from your employer, a private plan, or NIHB), you can get your IUD prescription faxed to your pharmacy for direct billing. Otherwise, we can give you a receipt to submit to your insurance company. For folks who do not have a health card, we can still offer our services but IUDs must be purchased from us directly.
It’s important to guarantee that there is no chance of pregnancy before an IUD is inserted (unless a copper IUD is being used for emergency contraception). This means that if you should continue using another form of birth control up until the insertion (condoms, pills, patch, etc.) or penis-in-vagina sex must be avoided. You’ll be required to pee in a cup upon arrival for your insertion so we can do a pregnancy test and screen for chlamydia or gonorrhea.
For more information about IUDs, watch this video: (please note that language is gendered and not all folks who get IUDs or have a uterus are women)
And check out these links: