What to Expect Before, During, and After your Appointment
To get the process started or to simply just ask us questions, either give us a phone call or fill out our contact form online. All inquires and information you provide us with is strictly confidential. You will need to provide your name and a phone number or email address we can use to contact you.
If you are looking to get an IUD, we will call or set up a video chat with you to discuss the process of getting an IUD further (ie. discuss which IUD is best for you, what to expect during and after IUD insertion, and what to do if you want it removed our replaced, ect), answer any questions you may have, and set up your appointment time. We may also ask for your Alberta health care number if you have one (but this is not required!). You do not need to your permanent residency or a permanent address.
When you arrive for your appointment, we will ask you to fill out two forms. All information will be kept confidential. You will also be provided with a pregnancy test when you arrive, as we are unable to insert an IUD if you are currently pregnant (unless it is within 5 days of unprotected sex). We may also provide STI testing at the time of your procedure. The doctor will discuss this with you, if either of you feel there is a risk. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have.
The IUD insertion procedure only takes about 4 minutes. You are able to change your mind about getting an IUD anytime during your visit. Overall, you can expect your appointment at our clinic to take about 15-20 minutes of your day.
Rest as required. No follow up appointment is needed, but please call or email us if you have any questions or concerns. In 5 years or when the IUD is no longer needed, please contact us or visit you local family doctor to get your IUD removed or replaced.