Cost to Patients
PARAGARD may cost $0 for insured patients under the Affordable Care Act1
This may mean:
- no co-pay
- coinsurance costs
- no deductibles
It is important to check with each patient's health insurance plan to determine coverage.
Checking Patient Benefits
Our free PARAGARD Benefits VerificationSM service provides a detailed report of your
patient's insurance coverage for PARAGARD. Learn more about
PARAGARD Benefits VerificationSM.
If your patient doesn't have insurance, or her insurance doesn't cover PARAGARD, she may choose to self-pay for PARAGARD through PARAGARD
Patient Direct™. Complete a
and Referral form to facilitate a patient self-pay, single unit purchase. Call
1-877-PARAGARD (option 3) for pricing and more information or click here.
PARAGARD is indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 10 years.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
- PARAGARD does not protect against HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted infections (STI).
- PARAGARD must not be used by women who are pregnant or may be pregnant as this can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.
- PARAGARD must not be used by women who have acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or current behavior suggesting a high risk of PID; have had a postpregnancy or postabortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; have an infection of the cervix; have an allergy to any component; or have Wilson’s disease.
- The most common side effects of PARAGARD are heavier and longer periods and spotting between periods; for most women, these typically subside after 2 to 3 months.
- If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for pregnancy.
- Some possible serious complications that have been associated with intrauterine contraceptives, including PARAGARD, are PID, embedment, perforation of the uterus, and expulsion.
Click here for the full Prescribing Information for PARAGARD.
Reference: 1. Health Resources and Services Administration. Women's preventative services guidelines: required health plan coverage guidelines. http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/. Accessed June 15, 2016.