Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to attend your scheduled appointment. Other patients who are waiting would appreciate using the time with the doctor if you no longer need it. We charge $50-$100 for missed appointments or those cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
Please bring your provincial health card and a piece of photo identification. Please bring details of any drug insurance coverage you have to see if any prescriptions or IUD costs will be covered. We have a pharmacy next door that can help with submitting claims to your insurance company. Please DO NOT purchase your IUD prior to your visit, as some women change their mind after receiving more information.
You may want to arrive about 10 minutes early as you may have to complete some forms. Although most appointments are booked for 20 minutes, we suggest you budget about 1 hour for your visit. An IUD placement procedure only takes a couple of minutes, but the doctor will talk to you before and after the placement. You may need extra time to purchase your IUD and/or give a urine sample. We have women rest for about 10-15 minutes after your IUD is placed.
If you are hoping to have your IUD placed on the same day of your consult appointment, please continue to use your normal birth control method consistently and correctly right up to the day of your appointment. We will send you more detailed information about how to prepare for your visit by email once you have booked an appointment time.