Never been to a birth control clinic before? Or maybe it's been a long time? No problem.
Watch the CCare video below and you'll learn all about what you can expect at a typical visit.
Transcript of video (pdf)
It’s important to know that clinic staff are eager to make your visit a positive experience and answer all of your questions. You can prepare for a successful visit by thinking about what you want to discuss with your provider during your visit.
Here are some things you may want to think about when deciding on a birth control method. Talk them over with your health care provider.
How often do I want to have a period?
Do I want to have a baby? If so, when?
Can I remember to use a method everyday?
Am I comfortable touching my vaginal area?
Will my partner like this method?
How do I feel about getting shots?
Do I know where I can get emergency contraception if I need it?
Ask your provider:
How does this method work?
How do I use it?
How well does it work to prevent pregnancy?
Will I have side effects?
What do I do if I don’t like it?
What do I do if this method doesn’t work for me?
Don’t forget to bring:
Your U.S. Birth Certificate or Passport. Can’t find it? No worries, you can still be seen and we can help you get proof.
If you were born outside of the U.S. and have been a lawful permanent resident for five or more years you do not need to bring any additional documentation.
Identification like a driver's license or state identification card (something that has your picture or physical description).
Health insurance information, if you have coverage.