Thank you for choosing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains as your health care provider.

To ensure the best experience possible we have provided a list of instructions to help you prepare for your visit.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions or your appointment please feel free to contact us at 1-800-230-PLAN. Our call center is open 9am-6pm Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10:30am-6pm Thursday, and 9am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. All times are Mountain Time.

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How to Prepare for Your Appointment:

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Annual Exam

Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, policyholder information (including full name and date of birth) and 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 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 an adult at all times.

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

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

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

For information related to women's health, please click here.

Birth Control Visit (Pill/Patch/Ring/Depo)

Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, policyholder information (including full name and date of birth) and 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 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 an adult at all times.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

You can read more about each method of birth control on our site. Click here for more information.

If you're looking for information related to the Morning After Pill (Emergency Contraception), please click here.

Nexplanon (insertion)

Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, policyholder information (including full name and date of birth) and 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 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 an adult at all times.

If you are not using hormonal birth control, we recommend you abstain from vaginal intercourse for 14 days prior to your appointment. If you are using hormonal birth control, please continue taking it normally.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. 

For information related to Nexplanon, please click here.

Intrauterine Contraception: Mirena, or Paragard (IUD or IUC)

Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, policyholder information (including full name and date of birth) and if you have an additional card you need to bring with you to the pharmacy (PBM card), bring it to the visit. 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 an adult at all times.

If you are not using hormonal birth control, you must abstain from vaginal intercourse for 14 days prior to your appointment. If you are using hormonal birth control, please continue taking it normally.

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

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

If you are interested in learning more about your IUC options, click here.

Pregnancy Test

Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, policyholder information (including full name and date of birth) and 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 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 an adult at all times.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. 

For more information, please click here.

STD Testing (With or Without Symptoms)

Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, policyholder information (including full name and date of birth) and 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 do not qualify for funding or if you are not using insurance, payment will be due at the time of service.

A routine screening includes tests for the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV. A test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea should be done two weeks after possible exposure. HIV testing should be done 90 days after possible exposure. We offer rapid HIV testing which is done through a small sample of blood, with results in 10 minutes.

For most accurate urine testing, please do not urinate for one hour before your visit. Female patients: Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing can be performed by a vaginal swab. If you are showing symptoms, do not douche or place anything in your vagina for 24 hours prior to the appointment.

Any children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

For more information about all STD tests offered at Planned Parenthood, please click here.

Men's Sexual Health is important to Planned Parenthood. Please click here for more information regarding the services offered for men.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, copay, policyholder information (including full name and date of birth) and 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 do not qualify for funding or if you are not using insurance, payment will be due at the time of service.

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

Any children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

For more information about urinary tract infections, please click here.