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If you have questions about how to prepare for your visit, please contact Patient Services at 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're uninsured or are concerned about the cost of care, you may be eligible for low- to no-cost services. If you do not qualify for funding or if you are not using insurance, payment will be due at the time of service.

  • Any children must be accompanied by another adult at all times in the waiting area as 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.

Choose from the services below for additional instructions.

Annual Well-Woman Exam

For best pap results, do not douche or place anything in the vagina for 24 hours before the 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.

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 normally.

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.

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: Testing should be done 90 days after possible exposure. We offer blood testing or rapid HIV testing, which is done through a mouth swab. For a rapid HIV mouth swab, do not eat anything (including gum) or drink anything for 30 minutes before your appointment.

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

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

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

Patient Forms

No-Cost Birth Control Funding Application

Uninsured? High-deductible? You may qualify for no-cost birth control services. Complete this form and bring it to your visit to apply. Contact Patient Services at 800.268.9150 for more information.

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Medical Records
Release to a Third Party

Need to send your records to another provider or third party? Fax this form to 651.696.5543 or scan to [email protected]. You don't need this form to switch between MN or SD Planned Parenthood clinics.

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Medical Records Release

Want a personal copy of your medical records? Fax this form to 651.696.5543 or scan to [email protected].

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