Making Paragard accessible to all

Cost to Patients

Paragard may cost $0 for insured patients under the Affordable Care Act1

This may mean:

  • no co-pay
  • no 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 Verification℠ service provides a detailed report of your patient’s insurance coverage for Paragard. Learn more about Paragard Benefits Verification℠.

Patient Self-pay

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 Patient Authorization 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.

Important Safety Information

  • Paragard must not be used by women who have acute pelvic inflammatory disease (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. Continue reading

Paragard is indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 10 years.

Important Safety Information

  • Paragard must not be used by women who have acute pelvic inflammatory disease (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.
  • If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for pregnancy.
  • Possible serious complications that have been associated with intrauterine contraceptives are PID, embedment, perforation of the uterus, and expulsion.
  • Paragard must not be used by women who are pregnant as this can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or infertility.
  • The most common side effects of Paragard are bleeding and spotting; for most women, these typically subside after 2 to 3 months.
  • Paragard does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STI).

For full product information, please see the Full Prescribing Information.

Reference:
1. Health Resources and Services Administration. Women's preventative services guidelines: required health plan coverage guidelines. http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/. Accessed August 9, 2017.