Looking for a quick appointment to have your IUD inserted?
If you are frustrated by long waits to see an OB-GYN or difficulty even getting an appointment, we can help. Most Calgary family physicians are no longer providing IUD insertion services, which can make it even more challenging to begin using an IUD device for birth control.
Vantage Medical offers two easy ways to get an IUD. The first way is to either phone Vantage Medical and make an appointment with one of our physicians or simply walk-in to get the process started. The second way is by printing out our referral form below, have your doctor sign it and either have it faxed to our office or bring it with you after you have made an appointment with us.
Remember that you do need a prescription to purchase an IUD. You will either need a prescription from one of our physicians which can be obtained after your initial consultation, or you may have your doctor give you a prescription. Arrangements can be made to buy an IUD from us or, if you like, you can purchase your IUD from almost any pharmacy.
As there are several types of IUDs, we will discuss, at your consultation appointment, which type of IUD will best suit your needs. Some IUDs contain a hormone called progesterone which can reduce menstrual bleeding or stop menstruation altogether. Another type contains copper and is a preferred choice for women who are seeking to avoid hormones. The devices are covered by most health insurance plans but must be inserted by a qualified practitioner.
IUDs can be inserted soon after unprotected intercourse as an alternative to the morning after pill, to prevent implantation and provide you with ongoing protection against unwanted pregnancy.*