Every day, Planned Parenthood provides affordable reproductive health care and family planning services that women and men need to prevent unintended pregnancies and STDs, and to plan families when they're ready. If you have an appointment please read the pre-appointment instructions below to prepare for your visit.

Well-Woman Exam or Midlife

Birth Control Problem

Depo Start

STI testing

Hormonal Implant Insertion

IUC Insertion

Repap

Colposcopy

LEEP

Pre- Vasectomy

Vasectomy

Abortion

Medical Abortion

 

Well-Woman Exam or Midlife

  • Nothing in the vagina for 24 hours before appt. (no intercourse, vaginal creams, douching, suppositories).
  • If you are bleeding, or think you will be bleeding on the day of your appointment, please call us. Spotting is not a problem.
  • If Nuva Ring is your birth control method, leave your ring in place.
  • Do not urinate for one hour before the visit; so that we can do chlamydia & gonorrhea tests from a urine sample.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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Birth Control Problem

  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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Depo Start

  • Must be on a reliable hormonal birth control; or abstain for 2 weeks before insertion. Using condoms doesn’t count.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment. 

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STI testing

  • Do not urinate for one hour before the visit; so that we can do chlamydia & gonorrhea tests from a urine sample.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • Eat something within 1 hour before appointment.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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Hormonal Implant Insertion

  • Must be on a reliable hormonal birth control; or abstain for 2 weeks before insertion.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • Eat something within 1 hour before appointment.
  • Remember that insertion is at the provider’s discretion. A second appointment may be required.
  • Feel free to call with any questions before coming in
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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IUC Insertion

  • Must be on a reliable hormonal birth control; or abstain for 2 weeks before insertion.
  • If Nuva Ring is your birth control method, leave your ring in place.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • Eat something within 1 hour before appointment.
  • Take 800 mg ibuprofen 30 minutes before appointment.
  • No alcohol, aspirin or street drugs for 2 days before appointment.
  • No vaginal medicine or vaginal sex for 24 hours before appointment.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Remember that insertion is at the provider’s discretion. A second appointment may be required.
  • Feel free to call with any questions before coming in.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required. 
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment. 

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Repap

  • Nothing in the vagina for 24 hours before appt. (no intercourse, vaginal creams, douching, suppositories).
  • If you are bleeding, or think you will be bleeding on the day of your appointment, please call us. Spotting is not a problem.
  • If Nuva Ring is your birth control method, leave your ring in place.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment. 

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Colposcopy 

  • Nothing in the vagina for 24 hours before appt. (no intercourse, vaginal creams, douching, suppositories).
  • No alcohol, aspirin, or street drugs for 2 days before appointment.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • If Nuva Ring is your birth control method, leave your ring in place.
  • Eat something within 1 hour before appointment.
  • Take 800 mg ibuprofen 30 minutes before appointment.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Feel free to call with any questions before coming in.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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LEEP

  • Nothing in the vagina for 24 hours before appt. (no intercourse, vaginal creams, douching, suppositories).
  • No alcohol, aspirin, or street drugs for 2 days before appointment.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • If Nuva Ring is your birth control method, leave your ring in place.
  • Eat something within 1 hour before appointment.
  • Take 800 mg ibuprofen 30 minutes before appointment.
  • Feel free to call with any questions before coming in.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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Pre- Vasectomy

  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • Do not urinate for one hour before the visit; so that we can do chlamydia & gonorrhea tests from a urine sample.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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Vasectomy

  • Shower or bathe daily for 3 days before the appointment being careful to wash the penis and scrotum thoroughly.
  • On the day before the appointment, wash the penis & scrotum thoroughly and shave the front of the scrotum.
  • Wear very snug underwear to appointment.
  • Take 800 mg of ibuprofen 30 minutes before appointment.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • No alcohol, aspirin, or street drugs for 24 hours before appointment.
  • Eat something within 1 hour before appointment.
  • Must have a confirmed ride home to get sedation.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Feel free to call with any questions before coming in.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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Abortion 

  • Be aware you will be here 2 to 6 hours.
  • Do not bring infants or children to the appointment.
  • Take a bath or shower before coming in.
  • Be well hydrated.
  • Eat a small meal about an hour before appointment.
  • Wear comfortable clothing with underwear that will accommodate a maxi pad. No thongs.
  • No alcohol, aspirin or street drugs for 2 days before appointment.
  • Must have a confirmed ride home to get sedation.
  • Feel free to call with any questions before coming in.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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Medical Abortion 

  • No alcohol, aspirin or street drugs for 2 days before appointment.
  • Do not bring infants or children to the appointment.
  • Eat a small meal about an hour before appointment.
  • Plan to be here a couple of hours.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Feel free to call with any questions before coming in.
  • Bring photo id, and insurance card and payment if required.
  • You MUST call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel the appointment.
  • If menstruating, call to reschedule.
  • If under 18 years of age, must bring responsible adult.
  • We try to give you a reminder call two days before your appointment.

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