Question: How much could a teen get the pill for without insurance?
Answer: I cannot say exactly how much birth control would be for someone of any age without insurance. The cost for birth control methods is determined by where the person falls on our sliding fee scale, which takes into account the patient’s income. Some people without insurance can qualify for Family Planning Medicaid as well, which helps cover the cost for any family planning related service (birth control, STI testing/treatment). Nobody is denied services here, so I would suggest making an appointment if you’re interested in birth control options. 440-352-0608
Question: I want to get on birth control and I’m wondering how much it will cost or if my insurance company will pay for all of it. My insurance provider is Wellcare.
Answer: If you have Wellcare, Family Planning will bill Wellcare for you birth control. Wellcare would then let you know if you need to pay anything additional for your birth control.
Question: I was wondering at my brith control exam is my boyfriend allowed to be in the room? Im really nervous and having his support is important to me.
Answer: Typically, the nurse sees patients alone for exams. If a patient is under 21, the exam will not include a full pelvic exam or pap test. The nurse usually does a visual check before administering birth control. If you’d really feel more comfortable, you can bring your boyfriend and explain to the staff that you’d like him to be there with you.
Question: Hi…I was wondering what an appointment is like if someone wants to start birth control. I know a pap test isn’t mandatory if you’re not 21…but is a full physical needed?
Answer: You are correct, a pap test is no longer required for someone to start birth control. The patient will remove their clothing and wear a gown, and the nurse will check the heart and lungs, and will do a visual check to make sure there are no abnormal symptoms. If you have any more questions about the process, please call us at 440-352-0608.
“What all happens at birth control appointment? I called the Painesville location and they said a regular exam without the pap test..but what exactly will they do? I”d really rather not get a pelivc exam i have no problem with a breast exam though.”
A: At the Family Planning Association, if a person is under the age of 21, they will not need to have a pelvic exam unless they are showing symptoms of an infection. If no symptoms are present, the nurse practitioner will do a visual exam.
“I forgot to go for my depo injection. Im like 12 days late will this make me pregnant or should I just go and get it. How long after your due date can you go for the next depo or should i go on the date they give me?”
A: “Anytime a birth control method is used incorrectly there is a risk for pregnancy. Please contact your health care provider for additional information regarding your specific situation.”
“How would I go about getting a vasectomy and who do i go to?”
A: “Vasectomy is a long-term, low-cost choice for contraception and should be considered permanent. Urologists perform most vasectomies. By contacting a urologist in your area you will be able to discuss the procedure and determine whether or not it is the best option for you.”
“I would like to know the exact steps that i should take when first tring to do the natural family planning my piriod comes some what irregular seince i started to check my cycle these are the days that they have come 11-27-06, 1-15-07, 2-22-07 and last 4 to 5 days in between. please help me”
A: Not being familiar with your medical history, it is difficult to give you an exact answer. Generally you need to begin by charting your cycles for at least 3-6 months. Natural Family Planning involves checking calendar days, charting temperature changes, and noting discharges in vaginal discharge. There are many books and websites you can refer to give you more specific information. We’d also advise consulting your physician to make sure this method is appropriate for you.
“How old do you have to be to go on the pill?”
A: “There is not a specific age for a woman to start using the birth control pill. If you are interested in starting a birth control method like the pill contact your health care provider or the Family Planning Association to make an appointment to discuss your options.”
“How long after the injection is it safe to make love”
A: A condom must be used as a back-up method at least a week after the first Depo-Provera injection.