Want low-maintenance birth control? Consider an IUD or implant, which are among the most effective birth control methods available, providing 3 to 12 years of contraception (depending on the type of birth control) with failure rates of less than one percent. Some brand names include:

  • Paragard® – non-hormonal IUD, effective 12 years
  • Mirena® – IUD, effective 6 years
  • Skyla® – IUD, effective 3 years
  • Liletta® – IUD, effective 3 years
  • Implanon® – upper arm implant, effective 4 years
  • Nexplanon® – upper arm implant, effective 4 years

IUDs and implants must be inserted and removed in a clinical setting. Without insurance coverage, IUDs and implants can cost more than $500. However, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) offers programs to provide free or reduced cost IUDs and implants for certain patients.

Free/Reduced Cost IUDs and Implants: Indianapolis

One program offers free or reduced cost IUDs and implants at the Eastside, Southside, and Midtown health centers in central Indiana for patients who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are age 18 – 29
  • Live in Marion County (proof of address required)
  • Report income below 150 percent of federal poverty level ($18,090 for single person)
  • Do not have insurance coverage for LARCs, or can’t afford copay for LARCs
  • Do not have Medicaid

Center staff will determine if patients are eligible for this program.

Free IUDs and Implants: Indianapolis

One program offers free or reduced cost IUDs and implants at the Eastside, Southside, and Midtown health centers in central Indiana for patients who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are age 18 – 29
  • Live in Marion County (proof of address required)
  • Report income below 150 percent of federal poverty level ($18,090 for single person)
  • Do not have insurance coverage for LARCs, or can’t afford copay for LARCs
  • Do not have Medicaid

Center staff will determine if patients are eligible for this program.

Louisville Implant Program

This program is designed to provide Nexplanon birth control implants to patients in Louisville who are unable to afford this method. This program is only available in our Louisville health center.

To qualify for this program, patients must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are age 16 to 29
  • Live in Jefferson County, KY
  • Have no insurance coverage for LARCs
  • Report income below 150 percent of federal poverty level ($18,090 for single person)

And:

  • Be less than 10 weeks post-abortion or post-partum, OR
  • Be part of a vulnerable population

Center staff will determine if patients are eligible for this program.

Learn more and make an appointment

Interested in receiving a free or reduced cost IUD or implant from PPINK? Call (800) 230-PLAN and ask about free or reduced cost IUD or implant programs in your area to learn more and make an appointment.