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Thank you for choosing Planned Parenthood.

If you have questions about how to prepare for your visit, please contact Patient Services at 1-800-268-9150.

Please follow these instructions to prepare for your appointment.

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time and plan to be at the clinic for about an hour.

What to bring:

  • Bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, and policyholder information (including full name and date of birth).
  • If you have an additional card you need to bring with you to the pharmacy to get medications (PBM card), bring it to the visit.
  • If you get your insurance through someone else (like a parent), please bring their full name and date of birth.

Insurance and Payment

  • Payment for services is due at the time of your appointment.
  • If you don't have insurance, you may be eligible for low- to no-cost care.
  • If you have questions about how insurance, funding, and payment work, you can speak to one of our expert staff at 1-800-268-9150

At the clinic:

  • Children need to be accompanied by an adult when they’re in the waiting area and cannot be left unattended. Only infants and toddlers in a car seat or stroller are allowed in the exam room. Please bring a friend or family member to be with your children if you don’t have childcare at home.

Choose from the services below for additional instructions.

Pap Test

For best Pap results, do not douche or place anything in the vagina for 24 hours before your appointment. If you use the Nuvaring, you can continue using it as normal.

If you have your period and are spotting or bleeding lightly, we can continue with your appointment. Otherwise, please reschedule for another time.

STD Testing

A full screening includes tests for the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STIs). This includes: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV.

  • Chlamydia  and Gonorrhea: A urine test should be done two weeks after possible exposure. For most accurate results, do not urinate for one hour before your visit.
  • Syphilis: Blood testing should be done 30 days after possible exposure
  • HIV: Blood testing should be done 90 days after possible exposure. 

If showing symptoms, do not douche or place anything in the vagina for 24 hours prior to the appointment.

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

You can expect a pre-visit phone call to discuss IUD options and to answer any questions you may have.

If you are not using hormonal birth control, you must abstain from penis-in-vagina sex for 14 days prior to your appointment. If you are using hormonal birth control, continue taking it as normal.

Please eat something and take 800mg of ibuprofen one hour prior to your appointment.

Implant Insertion

If you are not using hormonal birth control, we recommend you abstain from penis-in-vagina sex for 14 days prior to your appointment. If you are using hormonal birth control, continue taking it as normal.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

For most accurate testing, try not to urinate (pee) for one hour before your visit.

Abortion Care

For information about preparing for an abortion appointment, visit our St. Paul - Vandalia, Rochester, or Sioux Falls health center pages , or call Patient Services at 1-800-268-9150.

Still have questions?

Contact Patient Services at 1-800-268-9150.

Patient Forms

Want to apply for no-cost birth control? Need a copy of your medical records?  Reduce your time at the clinic by downloading and completing the forms beforehand.