About our IUD clinic.
Our clinic provides appointments for IUD insertions and removals. For IUD insertions, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner to send an IUD prescription to the pharmacy. Prior to your appointment with us, simply pick-up your prescription and bring it with you to your appointment. If you do not have a doctor or NP, please let us know!
This service is open to anyone in the North Simcoe community at no cost.
Important considerations before your appointment.
If you are using a hormonal birth control method like the pill, the patch, the ring or Depo-Provera (the shot), please make sure to continue to use it until your IUD insertion.
If you do not use a hormonal method: please don’t have unprotected sex from the time your period starts until the IUD insertion.
If your appointment is scheduled when have your period (highly recommended!) please don’t use tampons or menstrual cups for 48 hours before your appointment.
Please eat or drink something before your visit. DO NOT FAST!
Make sure to pick up your IUD at the pharmacy and bring it to your appointment. IUDs come in large, sometimes intimidating boxes, but the actual device is about the size of a quarter.
IUDs and pain.
Insertion can be an uncomfortable or painful experience, so it can be useful to prepare for ways to care for yourself during and after the procedure. Please click HERE to read our IUD handout on pain and how to prepare for your appointment.