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Planning for Your Visit

Thank you for choosing Planned Parenthood of Montana as your health care provider.

To ensure the best experience possible, below are instructions to help you prepare for your visit. Please select the type of visit you have scheduled.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions or your appointment, please feel free to contact us at 800-230-7526 (PLAN).

Telehealth Visits

Prepare for your virtual appointment.

How to prepare for your visit.

Abortion Pill (Medication Abortion) Visits

Prepare for your medication abortion appointment. For more information about medication abortion, please visit our abortion pill info page.

How to prepare for your visit.

In-Health Center Abortion (Procedural Abortion) Visits

Prepare for your in-person, in-health center abortion appointment. For more information about procedural abortion, please visit our in-clinic abortion info page.

How to prepare for your visit.

Hormonal Birth Control Implant Insertion Visits

Prepare for your hormonal birth control implant (also known as Nexplanon) appointment. If you would like more information about the implant and how it works, please visit Planned Parenthood's birth control implant information page.

How to prepare for your visit.

Preventive Care Visits

Prepare for your preventative care visit, including cervical cancer screenings, pelvic exams, clinical breast exams, testicular exams, and/or a visual exam of genitalia.

How to prepare for your visit.

STI Testing

Prepare for your sexually transmitted infection screening appointment. Planned Parenthood of Montana screens for the most common STIs including: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hep C, HIV, Trichomonas, and Mycoplasma.

How to prepare for your visit.

Transgender Care and Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy

Prepare for your transgender care or gender affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) appointment.

How to prepare for your visit.

IUD/IUC Insertion (Liletta, Skyla, or Paragard) Visits

Prepare for your IUD (intrauterine device) or IUC (intrauterine contraception) insertion visit.  If you would like more information about IUDs and how they work, please visit our IUD info page.

How to prepare for your visit.

Emergency Contraception (Plan B or the Morning After Pill) Visits

Prepare for your over-the-counter and prescription emergency contraception pills visit.

How to prepare for your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQs and get prepared for your appointment! If you have a question that isn't answered here, please give us a call at 1-800-230-7526.

Can I still get an abortion in Montana?

Yes. Abortion is legal in Montana. Please visit our abortion care page for more information on your options.

What services can I receive via Telehealth?

Planned Parenthood of Montana offers the following care via telehealth:

  • Medication abortion services
  • Procedural abortion referrals
  • Gender affirming hormone replacement therapy
  • Birth Control (patch, pill, and vaginal ring) and birth control education
  • Bacterial vaginosis treatment
  • STI screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, and trichomoniasis.
  • PrEP and PEP care and HIV treatment referrals
  • Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
  • Sexual and safer sex education
  • Primary care including cancer screening education, smoking cessation, and care for anxiety, depression, and mental health.
How do you make an appointment for Telehealth?

Online- https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-montana/telehealth-ppmt

Via Phone- 800.230.PLAN (7526)

How do I connect with the provider?

Teladoc and MyChart are our video chat tools.

You will be required to register for MyChart in order to complete your telehealth appointment. A registration link will be sent to the email address you provided while scheduling your appointment within one hour of your appointment time if not sooner. Follow the steps in the email message to begin the registration process. You can access MyChart via the web or a mobile app, and it is recommended that you download the MyChart app if you are using a mobile device.

Please allow at least 15 minutes before your appointment start time to complete the eCheck-In process. You will not be able to access your telehealth appointment until the eCheck-In process is completed. After starting your telehealth video visit, MyChart will refer you to Teladoc for your telehealth appointment.

Will I have to expose myself on camera during my telehealth visit?
 

No, you will not have to expose yourself on camera. Many visits can be addressed with simple questions and answers. If your provider needs more information to provide your care, they will let you know during your telehealth visit so you can decide how you want to continue.

Is insurance accepted?

Yes, we accept many insurance plans including Montana Medicaid. Please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment.

What if I don't have insurance?

If you do not have insurance, please visit https://apply.mt.gov/ to determine if you are eligible for insurance through the State of Montana. We also offer an income-based sliding fee scale for patients for family planning services.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card, if applicable. Please read the appointment-specific notes above for your visit type.

What if I have trouble connecting to my appointment, what should I do?

First, check your WIFI/Data connection. If you're still having issues connecting, call (406)443-7676.