We usually require two appointments for an IUD (Intrauterine Device) insertion:
the first appointment is to go through your medical history, and provide an explanation about IUDs and what to expect during the insertion procedure. We also do any pre-testing that is required, and organise a script for your IUD if needed.
the second appointment is when the insertion takes place. Please allow an hour for this appointment.
please phone us on 9227 6178 to discuss available appointment times
Clients with a current Medicare card will be routinely bulk billed for their first appointment (with their consent). If you don’t have a Medicare card, you will be asked to pay a small fee to cover administration costs ($10).
IUDs can be purchased from a pharmacy with a script (prices can vary, so it can be worth checking with your local discount chemist), or from SHQ at the following cost prices:
Copper IUD (usually easiest to purchase through SHQ)
Mirena no Medicare
Mirena with Medicare
Mirena for Health Care Card holders
IUD insertions (second appointment) are privately billed:
the insertion procedure itself costs $160, with a rebate of $107.15 available from Medicare ($52.85 out of pocket)
if you have a Health Care Card, the procedure is bulk billed (no out of pocket expense) – however you still need to pay for the IUD
if you don’t have Medicare, any pathology (tests) also need to be paid for (your clinician will discuss this with you), as well as $160 for the insertion procedure, and the cost of IUD.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please discuss this confidentially with your clinician.
If you require pain management, please discuss options and costs with your clinician.
* prices current as at March 2019 and are subject to change.
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