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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.

  • 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 don't have insurance, you may be eligible for low- to no-cost care. If you do not qualify for funding and are not using insurance, payment will be due at the time of service.

  • Children must be accompanied by another adult in the waiting area at all times. Children are not allowed in exam rooms and cannot be left unaccompanied.

  • 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.

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 penile-vaginal sex for 14 days prior to your appointment. If you are using hormonal birth control, continue taking it normally.

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 penile-vaginal 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

Visit our St. Paul - Vandalia Clinic page or our Sioux Falls Clinic page for information on preparing for an abortion appointment, or call Patient Services at 1-800-268-9150.

Still have questions?

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

Patient Forms

No-Cost Birth Control Application

No insurance? High deductible? You may qualify for no-cost birth control. Fill out this form and bring it to your visit to apply. For more information, call Patient Services at 1-800-268-9150.

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